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Aged Care

With New Zealand's ageing population anticipated to double by 2028 and older individuals projected to make up a quarter of New Zealand's total population by 2051, the aged care sector is undergoing rapid growth bringing intricate challenges, opportunities, and a heightened degree of public observation.

As New Zealand's aged care sector grows, so do its complexities. Our team understand the delicate balance between the commercial imperatives of retirement village operators and the public interests at stake. We provide our clients with timely advice and support on key strategic decisions, acquisitions, property development, compliance and dispute resolution, balancing both the commercial realities and the larger public interest.

Our Expertise

Our experience spans a diverse range of areas in the aged care sector, including:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Construction contracts
  • Resource consents for development
  • Capital raising
  • Property finance 
  • Dispute resolution and mediation
  • Registration, compliance and regulatory issues
  • Health and Safety
  • Employment (including collective bargaining)
  • Resident documentation around entries and exits
  • Human Rights and Privacy

Aged Care team

Scott Ratuki

Chair and Partner

Gemma Bodle


Marcus Wilkins


Tom Elvin


Jacinda May

Senior Associate