Alison Choy Flannigan



Sydney Office


Every year since 2008, Alison has been selected by her peers for inclusion on the Best Lawyers list for Australia in the practice area of Health and Aged Care. She has also been listed in the Doyles Guide.

With over 20 years of corporate, commercial and regulatory experience, Alison has specialised in advising clients in the health, aged care and life sciences sectors.

Her clients include public and private hospital operators and health care providers, private health insurers, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and aged care / retirement living and not-for-profit and government clients.

Alison was previously General Counsel of one of Australia's largest private hospital operators and a major ASX listed company, company secretary of a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee and a partner of a major national Australian law firm.

Over the years Alison has also been a member of various hospital committees and advisory boards.

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of NSW
  • ACSA – Aged and Community Services Australia
  • AusBiotech
  • Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
  • Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • LASA – Leading Age Services Australia


Having been part of the health care and aged care sectors, Alison has an in-depth understanding of your business and brings specialist legal expertise as well as commercial acumen and solutions.

Alison also appreciates that issues for health care providers often require urgent attention and she makes herself available to her clients whenever she is needed. Alison has a passion and dedication to the sector which goes way beyond just being a lawyer in private practice – she strives to become the trusted advisor of her clients. As a result, Alison has nurtured long-term client relationships, some over 17 years. She also provides ongoing support for various industry associations and has enthusiastically taken positions within the Industry.

For many health, aged care and life science clients, Alison is one of the “go to” lawyers in Australia. With her colleagues at Holman Webb, they can provide the health, aged care and life sciences sectors proven boutique specialised expertise and value for money.

Areas of Expertise

Health, Aged Care and Life Sciences; Corporate, Commercial; Regulatory; Not-for-profit; Government.


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