Alison Choy Flanagan

Partner, Hall & Wilcox


With over 25 years of corporate, commercial and regulatory experience, Alison has specialised in advising clients in the health, aged care, disability, life sciences and community sectors. Alison leads the firm’s Health & Community industry group.

Her clients include public and private hospital operators and health care providers, private health insurers, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and aged care/retirement living, NDIS and not-for-profit and government clients.

Alison appreciates that issues for health care providers often require urgent attention and she makes herself available to her clients whenever needed. Alison has a passion and dedication to the sector which goes way beyond just being a lawyer in private practice – she strives to become the trusted advisor of her clients. As a result, Alison has nurtured long-term client relationships, some over 17 years. She also provides ongoing support for various industry associations and has enthusiastically taken positions within the Industry.

She is the Company Secretary for the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation. Alison is Publication and Newsletter Officer, Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee, International Bar Association. She is also on the Australia Chinese Business Council (NSW) Health & Ageing Subcommittee.

Alison was previously General Counsel for Ramsay Health Care Limited and was awarded the ACHSM President’s Award for her contribution to and support of the Australian College of Health Service Management. She was formerly Company Secretary of Research Australia and on the risk committee of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, as well as on the Institutional Ethics Committees of Northern Sydney Local Health District and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

Alison is a market leader, having been listed in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2024 for Life Sciences. Alison has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia (and the Australian Financial Review) for Health & Aged Care and Biotechnology every year since 2008. She has been recognised in the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a Leading Health and Aged Care Lawyer every year since 2017. Alison has been a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year in Health every year since 2016 and won this prestigious award in 2019, 2020 and 2021. In 2022, Alison was bestowed an honorary fellowship with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), which is the peak professional body for health managers in Australasia.