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rosemary southgate

Principal - Property Development
Russell Kennedy


Rosemary has over 28 years’ experience and leads the Property and Development team of Russell Kennedy and is a Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialist in Property Law. She specialises in aged care and retirement villages, commercial property and leasing. Rosemary advises corporate, private and not-for-profit operators on compliance with retirement living law, and in relation to mergers, sales and acquisitions. She advises aged care and senior living clients on all aspects of structuring their existing developments, including redevelopments, sales and purchases, and resident contract preparation. Rosemary is also a committee member of the Property Council of Australia - Retirement Living.

Rosemary has been recognised by Best Lawyers for her expertise in Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law from 2012-2019 and in 2014 and 2019 was named the Melbourne Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law "Lawyer of the Year".