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  • Insurance,
  • Jan 21, 2021
  • Author: Robert Minc
  • INSIGHT: In accommodation settings, does ‘slippery when wet’ mean liable?

    Nikolich v Webb [2020] WASCA 169 (21 October 2020) Key takeaways Due to the operation of s 50 of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (WA), there is no duty to warn of an obvious risk. The risk of slipping and falling on a wet bathroom floor where the floor is not uniquely slippery, is an […]

  • Corporate & Commercial,
  • Dec 4, 2020
  • Author: Hayley Bowman
  • INSIGHT: New Zealand’s Privacy Act Overhaul

    On 1 December 2020, the Privacy Act 2020 (NZ) (the NZ Privacy Act), repealed and replaced the Privacy Act 1993 (NZ). The NZ Privacy Act better aligns the privacy law in New Zealand (NZ) with international best practice. Importantly, for Australian residents and organisations, it means greater security and accountability for cross-border flow of personal […]

  • Health,
  • Dec 1, 2020
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: A case scenario on patient privacy – can I discuss a deceased patient’s care with their family members?

    Meridian Lawyers often receives calls from doctors and other health practitioners requesting one-off advice relating to their day-to-day practice. Recently, we have received a number of requests for advice about patient privacy and more specifically about the circumstances in which a health practitioner might be permitted to discuss a deceased patient with their family. The […]

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