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Shane is a leading advisor on commercial activities across the health and ageing sector. His comprehensive expertise spans strategic commercial advice; due diligence for sales and acquisitions of health facilities including advice for potential investors; advice on the provision of on-site health services and contract management services; negotiation, review and drafting of health service, funding, research, and appointment agreements; as well as private health insurance, funding arrangements, and informed financial consent advice. Shane is also the relationship partner for the firm’s health clients providing oversight of their entire portfolio of legal requirements.
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Shane's experience includes coronial inquests and police investigations into patient or resident deaths; management of complaints, investigations and conciliations; health practitioner registration board complaints, investigations and disciplinary action; police investigation of criminal complaints made against individual health practitioners; and responding to the Complaints Investigation Scheme process for aged care providers. Notably, Shane acted in the 2005 Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry.
Shane heads Minter Ellison’s national Health and Ageing industry group providing leading advisory services for both Queensland and national clients. His expertise includes State and Commonwealth compliance and obligations; general health law advice for participants across the sector; implementation of health reforms; advice on health service policy and procedures, by-laws and clinical privileges; as well as privacy, confidentiality, access to information and record requests, ehealth and medical research matters.
A leading health industry specialist, Shane deals widely in litigation across the health sector. His broad experience includes defence of medical malpractice, product liability, public and general liability claims; management of multiple claims, class actions and portfolios on a national basis; and applications to perform medical procedures on children or patients with impaired capacity. Shane has extensive litigious experience in contractual disputes as well as providing insurance and policy interpretation advice.
Shane Evans (Partner, Queensland) is a leading health industry specialist and heads Minter Ellison's national Health and Ageing industry group.
More than 14 years in practice, Shane and his team offer a full service health practice for both Queensland and national clients. His expertise includes litigation, coronial inquests, investigations by external agencies and regulators, risk management, health law advice, commercial health and related agreements.
Shane is also the relationship partner for the firm’s health clients providing a coordinated and tailored service for their wider portfolio of legal needs.
His clients include Health Departments, hospitals, practitioners, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, research organisations, universities and diverse service providers such as radiology, pathology and community care.
Shane is consistently recognised in peer guides as a leading advisor in medical negligence, health and aged care, and insurance. Best Lawyers International also named him Lawyer of the Year for health and aged care in Queensland in 2011.
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.
Shane is a health industry specialist with extensive expertise in risk management across the sector. He deals widely in early intervention, proactive management and oversight following a serious patient or resident incident; advice and participation in root cause analysis and system reviews; and assistance in responding, resolving and mediating direct patient or resident complaints. Shane also provides risk advice before implementation of health services or programs as well as advice on corporate and clinical governance obligations. In addition, he maintains a 24/7 hotline for urgent advice and assistance.