Areas of Expertise

Aged care & retirement living, Regulatory compliance, Incident investigation & coronial matters, Administrative law, Dispute resolution

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 also involved in an 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.

What others say

"Leading Lawyer – Queensland, Health and Aged Care"
Doyle's Guide 2020-2023
"Recommended Lawyer – Queensland, Health and Aged Care"
Doyle's Guide 2019
"Leading Lawyer – Australia, Health and Aged Care Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2025


Aged care acquisitions

Conducting legal due diligence in aged care acquisitions including regulatory compliance and review of resident agreements.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Acting for aged care providers in relation to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Aged care provider

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.

Administrative Appeals

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.

Residential aged care providers

Advising residential aged care providers in relation to complex resident issues including security of tenure, substitute decision making and financial arrangements.