Lucinda Smith


Retirement Living: Regulatory Trends and Lessons from Recent Tribunal Decisions

Thursday 13 October 2022

11:15am – 11:45am

Speaker Bio

Lucinda is a Partner in the Health, Aged Care and Retirement Living team at Thomson Geer. Her work in the industry focuses on mergers and acquisitions/corporate structuring, regulatory advice, projects (including the development of new hospitals, care facilities, and villages), and operational contracts. Her clients include major players in the corporate, health, aged care and retirement village sectors, research institutes, and primary health networks. Lucinda has been recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia by her peers as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the area of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law (2013, 2017, 2019) and Non-Profit/Charities Law (2023) in Sydney and as a leading lawyer in Australia in the areas of Retirement Villages and Senior Living (2012 – 2023), Health and Aged Care (2014 – 2023), and Non-Profit/Charities Law (2019 – 2023).


This session will explore recent and upcoming changes in retirement living regulation across jurisdictions and recent Tribunal decisions.  Specifically:

  • Analysis of the impact of recent changes made to retirement village laws
  • Exploring proposed changes in jurisdictions with regulatory reviews underway and likely impact on future trends
  • Examining recent Tribunal decisions and what operators can take away to strengthen their operations for the future
  • Impact of aged care reforms on regulatory regime and financial structures for villages.

Have you had to deal with terminating a village contract lately?  Are you trying to navigate the Asset Management plan rules?  Where might retirement living regulation go next?  Will aged care reform impact the structure of villages and the financial models used?  This session will answer these questions and more about recent developments in retirement living Tribunal decisions and regulation.