Health Sector

As one of the country’s top law firms working in the health sector, we’ve made it our business to understand all aspects of health law. If you’re a health organisation or a General Practitioner we have the skill, knowledge and experience to help you.


Over the years we’ve worked with many doctors helping them set up private practice, and we enjoy being part of their growth and development. Providing advice on the sale and purchase of medical practices, ownership structures and privacy has become our forte.

We also have strong ties to the public health sector stemming back to the 1980s with partner Sally Powdrell acting for the PrimeHealth Network (predecessor to our local Primary Health Organisation) for many years. Over the years Sally has become a highly trusted and respected advisor to the PHO Board, sharing her knowledge within our firm so that we now have a number of experts in this area.

Examples of recent work we have undertaken for the PHO include the preparation of annual updates of GP Provider Agreements to incorporate policy changes. We also advised the PHO on the requirements of safety checks under the Vulnerable Children’s Act, and updated employment agreements and contracts for services to reflect the PHO’s rights and obligations under that Act.

Talk to us about:

  • Any health related legislation.
  • Drafting contracts for services.
  • Advice on health information privacy requirements and issues.
  • Sale/purchase of a medical practice.
  • Ownership structure of a medical practice.
  • Board governance, conflicts of interest and charities.
  • Loan and security arrangements.

Key Contacts

Sally Powdrell



Phone: +64 7 927 0517


Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Auckland University

Scott Goodwin



Phone: +64 7 927 0560


Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, University of Otago



Senior Solicitor

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