Madeline is a Partner in the Health, Aged Care and Retirement Living team at Thomson Geer and the Deputy Chair of the Queensland Law Society Elder Law Committee.

Madeline acts for aged care providers, retirement living operators and disability service providers, with a particular focus on regulatory compliance, administrative law and dispute resolution.

Madeline provides practical advice to aged care providers on how to manage complex regulatory issues and respond to administrative decisions. She also frequently advises providers about managing critical incident investigations and acts for providers in coronial investigations and inquests.

In the retirement village context, Madeline advises on operational contracts, compliance matters and disputes.

Madeline also assists aged care providers and retirement village operators to manage disputes including complex complaints and resident disputes.

Madeline is an Ambassador for Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Next Gen. As a member of LASA Next Gen’s Advisory Council and Co-Chair of the LASA Next Gen Events & Communications Committee, Madeline has a leadership role within this engaging network of young aged care leaders and regularly contributes to publications, presentations and events aimed at attracting and retaining emerging leaders in aged care.

Madeline is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading (2020 – 2021) and recommended lawyer (2019) in Queensland in Health and Aged Care.

Madeline Walsh’s relevant experience:

  • Acting for aged care providers in relation to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
  • Acting for an aged care provider in an application to the Federal Court for judicial review of compliance decisions made by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency and the Department of Health.
  • Acting for a provider in an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision by the Department of Health to refuse an application for an extension of the provisional allocation period in respect of residential aged care places.
  • Advising residential aged care providers in relation to complex resident issues including security of tenure, substitute decision making and financial arrangements.
  • Advising on and preparing statutory notices and applications for aged care providers including notices to transfer aged care places; applications to vary the conditions of allocation of aged care places; applications for approval to provide aged care; and applications for aged care places and capital grants in the Aged Care Approvals Round.