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MinterEllison

Shane Evans

Shane Evans

Partner

Expertise

  • Health Advisory
  • Commissions and Inquiries
  • Health and Ageing
  • Government

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

MinterEllison
Australia

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WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
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Profile
Shane leads MinterEllison's national health industry group.

With over 18 years' experience acting exclusively for clients in the health industry, Shane has an in-depth understanding of all aspects of health service delivery, operations and regulation in the public and private health sectors. This expertise allows MinterEllison to deliver a co-ordinated full service health industry practice, encompassing advisory, transactional, commercial and litigation.

Shane works with our leading transactional, corporate and commercial lawyers to deliver practical, industry specific and client focussed advice and outcomes for our health industry clients. This encompasses commercial advice; due diligence, regulatory and operational advice for sales, acquisitions and health projects; provision of on-site health services; negotiation, review and drafting of health service, funding, research and appointment agreements; private health insurance and funding arrangements; and privacy obligations.

Shane is often called upon to manage significant reputational matters for our health clients, working closely in partnership with the client and other advisors to achieve the most favourable outcome for our client and the relevant stakeholders. Shane's risk management expertise extends to early intervention following clinical incidents, as well as service reviews in order to assist with improvements in safety and quality.

His clients include Health Departments, public and private hospitals, health care practitioners, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, research organisations, universities, service providers such as radiology, pathology, as well as investors.

Shane is consistently recognised in peer guides as a leading advisor in health and aged care, medical negligence, and insurance. Best Lawyers International also named him Lawyer of the Year (Australia), Health & Aged Care - Best Lawyers: 2014.

Shane authors the weekly Health Law News for our clients and is a regular presenter at industry events and client education forums.

Disclaimer: Some of the information on this page refers to our experience in Australian States and Territories other than New South Wales. Due to advertising restrictions in New South Wales, we are prohibited from publishing information about some of the legal services which we provide in that State.

Education

BCom, LLB (Hons)
Areas of Practice

Commissions and Inquiries | Government | Health Advisory | Health and Ageing | Health and Ageing Litigation | Health Industry Commercial Advisory | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Private Health Insurers

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Member, Medico-Legal Society of Queensland 
  • Member, Human Research & Ethics Committee, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Articles

Restrictions for Queensland Care Workers Based on COVID-19 Vaccination Status
MinterEllison, August 2021

From 4 August 2021, there are differing restrictions placed on the ability of workers in locked down areas in Queensland to attend work in a hospital, aged care or disability setting, even if that work would ordinarily be essential work. Importantly, the Direction is one of the first in Australia to draw a distinction between a vaccinated person (being a person who has received the prescribed doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccination) and an unvaccinated person...

Australian Life Sciences and Biotech - Key Themes and Trends
MinterEllison, October 2018

The Australian life sciences and biotech sector is likely to continue its resurgence over the next twelve months, with global trends driving strong M&A activity in life sciences and biotech M&A. We have identified 6 key themes for activity in this sector. Three Key Opportunities  1. Demographic Trend According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, healthcare expenditure in Australia is growing faster than population growth and GDP growth...

Australian Life Sciences and Biotech - Key Themes and Trends
MinterEllison, July 2018

The Australian life sciences and biotech sector is likely to continue its resurgence over the next twelve months, with global trends driving strong M&A activity in life sciences and biotech M&A. We have identified 6 key themes for activity in this sector. Three Key Opportunities Demographic Trend According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, healthcare expenditure in Australia is growing faster than population growth and GDP growth...

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