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Madeline Walsh



Madeline Walsh is a Partner in the aged care and retirement living group at Hynes Legal.

Madeline acts for a wide range of private and not-for-profit aged care and disability services providers. Madeline advises providers on their legislative responsibilities, risk management, compliance issues,  commercial arrangements and critical incident management.

Madeline works actively with key stakeholders in the aged care sector to enhance her understanding of the issues that are relevant to her clients. She adopts a highly consultative approach to work efficiently with clients across a range of matters.

With a keen interest in home and community care and disability services, Madeline provides practical advice to clients on the latest legislative and Government policy changes and emerging trends in these key areas.

Madeline has extensive experience in drafting a range of complex legal documents including home and residential care agreements and policies and procedures to ensure compliance across a broad spectrum of legislation. Her experience and intimate understanding of the sector means she is able to develop practical documents that are easy to use and expressed in plain English.

Areas of practice

  • Aged care & Retirement Living
  • Coronial matters
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Not-for-profit


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Recent Projects

  • Advising clients in relation to recent legislative amendments including the Increasing Choice in Home Care reforms and changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument.
  • Assisting providers to prepare for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme by providing practical advice and drafting a client service agreement suitable for a broad range of NDIS participants.
  • Advising residential aged care providers in relation to complex resident issues including security of tenure and financial arrangements.
  • Preparing Commonwealth funding and grant applications such as applications to obtain residential and Short-Term Restorative Care places in the recent Aged Care Approvals Round and Commonwealth Home Support Programme Growth Funding applications.