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Minter Ellison

Penelope Eden
Partner
I lead MinterEllison’s national Aged Care practice. Having worked exclusively in health and ageing for more than 20 years, I use the understanding I gained whilst working as a registered nurse to provide practical, outcome-focused solutions to legal problems.
  • +61 7 3119 6469
  • +61 419 772 199

My direct industry experience provides me with an intimate understanding of emerging trends, key drivers of government policy, and day-to-day issues facing operators of health, aged care and retirement village operations. My clients range from not-for-profit and charitable organisations to insurers and public and private healthcare operators.

I am regarded as an expert in aged care and regularly speak at industry events and to boards of both listed and not-for-profit providers.

Career highlights

  • Seconded to Queensland Health during the Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry, working closely with staff across several districts and providing on-the-ground legal advice to staff required to appear before the Inquiry
  • Engaged to act on behalf of three Queensland Health employees in the Queensland Health Payroll System Commission of Inquiry
  • Conducted many complex medico-legal claims, including trials, coronial inquests and prosecutions in the Supreme Court and District Court of Queensland
  • Coordinated and advised on state-wide patient recalls following the failure of medical devices and the use of equipment exposing patients to infection risks, as well as Therapeutic Goods Administration recalls
  • Acted for a medical products manufacturer in high-profile class action litigation
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers for Medical Negligence