The firm has hired Dr Melanie Tan and Keagan O’Dwyer for the task, with the commission officially kicking off last week.
Dr Tan is both a lawyer and a non-clinical medical practitioner. Her dual career has seen her provide general and regulatory advice to heath care providers which Russell Kennedy says makes her well placed to assist our aged care clients in relation to the issues that will arise in the Royal Commission.
Meanwhile Mr O’Dwyer is an experienced litigation lawyer with a broad range of litigation experience that spans over 12 years. He joins Russell Kennedy from Herbert Smith Freehills (ALT) where, Russell Kennedy noted, he was involved in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
“We are delighted to welcome both Melanie and Keagan to our team,” said Russell Kennedy principal and practice group leader Victor Harcourt.
“They further strengthen our offering to our aged care clients, during the royal commission and beyond.
“Their addition to the team contributes to the depth and breadth of our offering and supports the strategic growth of our aged care and retirement living practice and our commitment to delivering the best outcomes for our clients in this sector.”