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Natalie Franks is the principal solicitor of Health Legal,
a specialist boutique legal firm which focuses solely (and
uniquely) on the needs of the Australian health and aged
care sector.
Ms Franks has been providing legal services to the
Australian public and private health sectors for over 17 years
and, before establishing Health Legal, was a partner at a large
Australian law firm.
Ms Franks provides a wide range of advice covering all
aspects of medico-legal issues, including consent, medical
records, confidentiality, refusal of treatment, privacy and other
matters relating to patient and consumer rights.
She was a member of the former Commonwealth Minister
of Health and Aged Care’s Taskforce, examining the introduction
of electronic health records throughout Australia. She advises
the National E-Health Transition Authority on the medico-legal
implications of the roll-out of the National Personally Controlled
Electronic Health Record planned for 2012.
Ms Franks has managed and documented substantial IT,
clinical and non-clinical tendering and outsourcing projects.
She has also drafted or advised on almost every type of supply
and service agreement for both the profit and not-for-profit
sectors, and has acted as probity auditor for numerous
significant outsourcing arrangements.
As the principal solicitor of Health Legal, Ms Franks is
responsible for all litigation and court matters in which the firm
has represented parties. These matters include successful
proceedings in the High Court of Australia, the Family Court,
the Supreme Court of Victoria, the County Court, the
Magistrates’ Court, the Coroners’ Court and the Victorian
Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Health Legal Pty Ltd
Level 12
484 St Kilda Road
+61 3 9865 1324
+61 3 9867 8580
Franks, Natalie
Health Legal Pty Ltd – Principal |
Winner – Healthcare & Life Sciences, Australia
What clients said
“Her breadth of industry knowledge, commercial
approach and personable style set her apart from
her competitors.”
“Natalie is a strong communicator. Her skill set
has enabled her to move beyond being merely a
legal adviser, to being a trusted adviser in a much
broader sense.”
“Her extensive expertise greatly assists us in gaining
timely and cost-efficient advice.”
“Natalie has the ability to relate to clinical staff and
explain complex legal matters in such a way that the
issues are easily understood, facilitating an agreed
course of action.”