Sabine is a Partner in our Disputes Team, specialising in health, aged care and disability services. She represents our health, aged and disability care clients in areas such as risk management, inquiries and investigations, dispute resolution, coronial inquests and policy review and development. Sabine also undertakes corporate and clinical governance reviews and facilitation of Board planning.
She has represented health and aged care providers during coronial inquests, prepared submissions to the State Coroner’s Office to assist providers responding to inquiries from the State Coroner’s Office, investigated compliance risks for numerous clients, and prepared alternative dispute processes for numerous clients. Sabine has also assisted clients in preparing for approved provider status, applying for the Aged Care Approval Rounds and assisted in developing residential aged care facilities.
Sabine is a Registered Nurse [Division 1] (non-practising) and has worked as an operator of aged care facilities.
Sabine is a board member of Uniting AgeWell, a FAICD, a Fellow of the College of Nursing, and an Associate Fellow of the College of Health Service Executives. She is also a past director of Northern Health (where she chaired the Audit & Risk Committee), the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and Alzheimer’s Australia (Vic).
Sabine was awarded the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant and outstanding achievement and service to aged welfare and to the legal profession in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List.
Sabine has been voted by peers as a “Best Lawyer” since 2017 in the category of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law. Doyle’s Guide recognises Sabine as “Recommended” lawyer in their list of Leading Victorian Health & Aged Care Lawyers. Sabine is regularly asked to speak by the aged care industry across all States.