Firm: Hynes Lawyers (Leading Age Services Australia)
Deal: Establishment of a new body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), for aged-care providers through the joining together of Aged Care Queensland, Aged and Community Care Victoria and the Aged Care Association Australia.
Area: Aged Care
Key players: Partner Julie McStay led the Hynes team
Deal significance: LASA forms a single national voice representing providers in the aged-care industry. The not-for-profit body will provide member services for all providers of accommodation, care and services for older Australians. “It is a dynamic time for the aged-care industry with the Federal Government having announced on 20 April its aged-care reform package,” said McStay.