Health Legal was established in 2003 as a result of the health sector indicating it wanted a quality and competitively priced legal service that understood their environment and was able to focus exclusively on their unique needs.
Our CEO and Director Natalie Franks has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers™ Australia listing in the practice area of Health and Aged Care in Melbourne annually since 2008 (the year this recognition was first introduced in Australia).
In addition, Natalie Franks also received the The Best Lawyers™ of Australia 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” Award in the practice area of Health & Aged Care Law in Melbourne, as selected by her legal peers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is given this honour. Natalie was also a recipient of this award in the years 2012 and 2017.
Our Legal Counsel, Alon Januszewicz, has also been recognised by The Best Lawyers™ Australia, in the field of Health and Aged Care in Melbourne, since 2020.
Natalie and Alon were recently included in Doyle’s Guide to the Leading Lawyers in Health and Aged Care Law in Victoria 2022 as a “preeminent” choice. Doyle’s recognition is based upon an extensive independent review process and consultation with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies.
Since Health Legal’s establishment, we have assisted over 650 health, community service and aged care clients.
Our client base includes public and private hospitals, diagnostic providers, community health centres, community service organisations, statutory bodies, Government departments,aged care providers, research institutes, health-related education bodies, registered funded agencies, professional associations and health related entities and individuals.
Hundreds of organisations throughout Australia currently subscribe to our legislative compliance register and update services provided through our business unit, Law Compliance.
We live these core values and constantly seek feedback to ensure our people initiatives are relevant.
We know that our people want true balance in their lives, so we promote and encourage flexibility that empowers teams to decide where they work and when.
We know that our people want development opportunities, so we have a comprehensive development framework to underpin our promotional pathways. In-house training coupled with further study support ensures our people are competent learners, capable of taking control of their careers.
We know that our people seek reward and recognition, so we regularly benchmark to ensure our people are well remunerated. Our benefits program is always growing and includes a bonus pool, an annual mental health day and 8 weeks paid parental leave for all new mums and dads.
We know our people want more from us than just work so our social club is kept busy imagining new and exciting events. Activities are inclusive and diverse and range from fitness challenges to cooking classes! We work hard to ensure we create a safe workplace where all our people feel valued.