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Budget a missed opportunity to improve the lives of older Australians - Newcastle Herald

5 APRIL 2019

The federal budget did little for older Hunter people, particularly the growing number of vulnerable people needing aged care at home or in facilities.

International Women’s Day marked with free law resource for women - Hunter Headline & ABC Radio

8 MARCH 2019

To mark International Women’s Day (March 8) a Newcastle and Hunter law firm has launched a new, free e-resource to help women navigate the legal system.

Aged care staffing numbers "woeful", says Newcastle lawyer - ABC Radio Newcastle

11 FEBRUARY 2019

The spotlight is on the quality and safety of the aged care system this week, with the first hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety starting this morning in Adelaide.

Focus needed on the critical issue of quality of care for older Australians - Newcastle Herald

19 SEPTEMBER 2018

Principal, Catherine Henry, comments on the Royal Commission into aged care and the link between the quality of aged care and staff ratios. However, providers currently make staffing decisions without recourse to any regulatory standards.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

21 MAY 2018

Recently, our team from Catherine Henry Lawyers attended the Hunter Blitz event to raise money for Ovarian Cancer. Jill Hall and Jill Emberson were two notable speakers who spoke out about ovarian cancer with inspiring strength and courage. We congratulate them and continue to support ovarian cancer.

New aged-care policy falls woefully short - The Herald

27 APRIL 2018

Principal, Catherine Henry, comments on the Federal Government’s latest aged-care policy announcement, which falls significantly short of what’s required to address the crisis in the sector.

Report on Aged Cared Negligence. - 2NURFM

16 JUNE 2017

Families in the Hunter are welcoming a report by the Australian Law Reform Commission on the negligence of our elderly in aged care facilities.

This Court Case Shows The Risks Of Abortion Remaining In The NSW Crimes Act - Buzzfeed

13 SEPTEMBER 2016

What should have been a medical negligence case then escalated into a “landmark case about the legal status of abortion”, in which the Catholic Church intervened.

How the tragic death of a baby has pro-choice advocates extremely worried - Mama Mia

21 NOVEMBER 2013

Doctors could easily decide that it’s just not worth the risk to carry out abortions at all, given the ever-present possibility that they could be charged with a criminal offence.

Hunter law firm first to use University of Newcastle designed toolkit on elder abuse - Hunter Headline

4 APRIL 2019

Hunter-based law firm, Catherine Henry Lawyers, is one of the first organisations in Australia to use a new, first of its kind, tool-kit designed to help the nation’s lawyers better identify and combat the growing problem of elder abuse.

Progressive businesses must publicly make a commitment to gender equality - The Herald

5 MARCH 2019

Gender equality is necessary, says Newcastle Lawyer Catherine Henry on the eve of International Women’s Day.

Larissa Howard joins Catherine Henry Lawyers as a senior associate specialising in superannuation and estate planning

5 NOVEMBER 2018

Awareness is key: “Not regularly reviewing an Estate Plan can result in an outcome that was never intended,” says Larissa Howard. Featured in Newcastle Herald.

Tackling insidious spread of elder abuse - Newcastle Herald

20 JUNE 2018

Monique Smiles, of Catherine Henry Lawyers, shines a spotlight on elder abuse in the Hunter as well as how we can better protect our loved ones who are growing older.

MEDIA RELEASE: Budget Reaction - Failure To Tackle Key Issues For Aged Care Residents

9 MAY 2018

A leading Australian elder care lawyer from Hunter based firm, Catherine Henry Lawyers, says the Federal budget has not tackled the key issues to benefit aged care residents.

MEDIA RELEASE: New Aged Care Watchdog Again Fails to Deal with Key Issue of Inadequate Staffing Requirements

11 MAY 2018

Newcastle-based lawyer and Australian expert in aged care and health law, Catherine Henry, has criticised the Federal Government’s latest aged care policy announcement.

Newcastle lawyer Catherine Henry urges federal government to 'be brave' in wake of landmark elderly abuse report - The Herald

16 JUNE 2017

A leading Newcastle lawyer has urged the federal government to “be brave” and adopt the recommendations of a landmark report into the financial and physical abuse of the elderly.

Civil case against SummitCare possible after insulin poisoning - The Herald

15 FEBRUARY 2016

Newcastle health litigation solicitor Catherine Henry said she had been instructed by two of the families to investigate the viability of negligence claims against the aged care facility.

Nursing home deaths spark concerns over aged care complaints - ABC News

7 NOVEMBER 2013

Solicitor Catherine Henry says the alleged recent poisoning deaths of two residents at the Summitcare nursing home has highlighted her concerns about the ineffective complaints system.

Identifying & Acting on Elder Abuse: A Toolkit for Legal Practitioners - Lawyers Weekly

25 MARCH 2019

The recently released Identifying & Acting on Elder Abuse: A Toolkit for Legal Practitioners covers lawyers’ ethical responsibilities which includes duties of confidentiality & discusses screening techniques & checklists to help practitioners in raising the topic with their older clients.

Catherine Henry Lawyers is committed to raising awareness of this issue and assisting clients at risk of experiencing abuse.

Hunter law firm celebrates 10-year milestone - Hunter Headline

13 FEBRUARY 2019

Hunter Headline reports: although Principal, Catherine Henry has built a name locally in the legal industry for much longer than a decade, Catherine Henry Lawyers has celebrated a significant milestone of 10 years serving people in Newcastle and regional NSW.

MPs should rise above party politics on abortion

19 OCTOBER 2018

Abortion laws in NSW need to be brought into the 21st century, Catherine Henry says to The Newcastle Herald.

MEDIA RELEASE: Palliative Care Week: Local People Under-Utilising Essential Tools for End of Life Planning

25 MAY 2018

A leading Hunter law firm says local people are under utilising such as advanced care directives and enduring power of attorney documents which means they and their families are not properly prepared for end of life decision making.

Labor Slam Federal Budget: What does it mean for the Hunter? - 2NURFM

 9 MAY 2018

Catherine Henry fears clinical standards are worsening, with mandated staff-to-patient ratios the only way to tackle the “woefully inadequate staffing arrangements” operating within the industry.

Hunter MPs and lobby groups disappointed in third Morrison budget - The Herald

9 MAY 2018

Newcastle specialist health and elder care lawyer Catherine Henry says the budget had not tackled  key issues for aged care residents, leaving Australians in aged care facilities unable received appropriate care

Doctors running skin cancer clinics with no training - The Guardian

2 FEBRUARY 2018

The principal of a law firm specialising in medical law, Catherine Henry, said she first raised the issue a decade ago in a legal journal after seeing clients whose cancers had been mismanaged.

Nursing home sued over death - The Herald

30 OCTOBER 2016

Vera Crebert was 87 when her family reluctantly decided to place her into an aged care facility.

A healthy approach to law - The Herald

15 JUNE 2015

Former Newcastle Law Society president Ms Henry, the daughter of former Newcastle City councillor Margaret, said the decision to relocate from Hunter Street to 133 King Street was to accommodate her 27 staff.

Courts strong avenue for battling neglect - The Herald

28 OCTOBER 2013

What can be done to reduce the incidence of death and inadequate treatment of the frail elderly in our community?

Media Releases


Vulnerable older Australians miss out in Budget

This week’s Federal Budget did little for older Hunter people, particularly the growing number of vulnerable people needing aged care at home or in facilities. Our politicians all say older Australians and aged care is a priority but most Budget…

Taree solicitor joins Hunter firm on her mission to help people stand up against rogue doctors

A Taree solicitor has joined a specialist health and medical law firm as part of her mission to better help people in the Manning and other parts of regional NSW to stand up against rogue doctors and health professionals. Erin…

Hunter law firm first to use University of Newcastle designed elder abuse toolkit

Hunter-based law firm, Catherine Henry Lawyers, is one of the first organisations in Australia to use a new, first of its kind, tool-kit designed to help the nation’s lawyers better identify and combat the growing problem of elder abuse. Identifying…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15)  shines a spotlight on increasing financial abuse. Local elder law expert calls on Governments to take faster action to prevent it  A local expert in elder law and advocate for those experiencing elder…

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