Law Compliance is a unit of Health Legal, a boutique law firm that commenced business in 2003.

Our firm’s founder, Natalie Franks, was a partner at Phillips Fox, Lawyers prior to establishing Health Legal.

In 2005, as a result of accreditation requirements which the firm’s public sector health care clients were required to meet, we developed a legislative compliance product which provides a system for making our clients aware of all legislation which applies to them and then keeps them up to date with all legislative changes.

The legislative compliance service was initially developed for the public and private Victorian health sectors. Since then versions of our products have been specifically developed for a range of other organisations across Australia, including retail businesses, aged care providers, education bodies (child care, schools and University), welfare organisations, statutory bodies, Government departments and charities.

In 2013 we rebranded our compliance business and adopted the ‘Law Compliance’ business name since our products are useful to all types of organisations and it is clear that there is demand for our products outside of the health sector.

Natalie Franks

Director and Legal Counsel

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Claudia Hirst

Legal Counsel

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Graduate Diploma in Health & Medical Law

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Teresa Pollock

Chief Operations Officer

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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Astrid Keir-Stanley

Compliance Associate

Bachelor of Laws

Master of Bioethics and Health Law

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Anne Howard

Solicitor

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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Ksandra Maruna

Compliance Solicitor

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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Chris Chosich

Solicitor

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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Jeremy Smith

Compliance Solicitor

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Rose Dodson-Geary

Senior Admin Assistant

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Doxie Cassimatis

Compliance Admin Officer

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Over 210 profit and not for profit organisations across Australia trust and rely on our compliance products. Our clients range from small rural services to national organisations with complex reporting structures.

Our products can be used by all Australian organisations. We currently provide our products to the following bodies:

  • Addiction Services
  • Aged Care Providers
  • Charities
  • Childcare Organisations
  • Churches
  • Community Health Centres
  • Community Service Organisations
  • Disability Providers
  • Education Bodies (Universities and Schools)
  • Family and Child Welfare Organisations
  • Government Business Enterprises
  • Government Departments
  • Healthcare Advocacy Groups
  • Home Based Care Providers
  • Homelessness Organisations
  • Humanitarian Organisations
  • Pathology and Radiology Providers
  • Primary Health Networks
  • Private Healthcare Providers
  • Public Hospitals
  • Retail Organisations
  • Sexual Assault Services
  • Statutory Authorities
  • Welfare and Social Service Organisations

Our products are designed to assist:

  • aged care providers to meet the regulatory compliance requirements of the Accreditation Standards as contained in the Quality of Care Principles 2014(Cth)
  • organisations meet NSQHS Standard 1.1.1 which requires organisations to ‘develop or adopt a legislative compliance system that incorporates a compliance register to ensure the organisation is kept regularly and reliably updated and responds to relevant regulatory changes, compliance issues and case law’.

Compliance Leader in the
Healthcare Industry

Health Legal/Law Compliance has been selected as one of APAC CIO Outlook’s 25 Most Promising Compliance Solution Providers of 2016 and has been described as a ‘Compliance Leader in the Healthcare Industry’.
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Best Lawyers Award

From 2008-2017 the firm’s founder, Natalie Franks has been annually recognised by her peers as one of Australia’s best lawyers in the field of Health & Aged Care (as published in the Australian Financial Review).

Lawyer of the Year Award

Natalie has also recently been awarded the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Health & Aged Care Law in Melbourne, as selected by her legal peers (published by The Best Lawyers of Australia). Only  a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is given this honour. Natalie also received this recognition in 2012.

Best Lawyers Award

Claudia has also been annually selected by her peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers, in the speciality of Health & Aged Care, as published in the Australian Financial Review from 2012-2017.

Law Compliance is proud to be associated with the following organisations:

compliance risk assessment
Legislative Compliance Training
regulatory compliance training
case law updates