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  • Meridian has one of the largest and most expansive health law practices in Australia. Our deep understanding of the business of health and its regulations is unparalleled. Clients in the health sector benefit from our hands-on approach and nuanced understanding of insurance, corporate and commercial, workplace relations and safety law.

    Our clients include leading local and overseas insurers, some of Australia’s most prominent companies and organisations, a large number of professional member associations, and hundreds of health care businesses and individual health care practitioners.

    We have established relationships with numerous national peak bodies across the health care sector, which gives us unique insight into issues that all industry participants face. We act for many healthcare allied health services on a wide range of issues including corporate and commercial transactions and advise on the regulation of health and healthcare services across Australia, medico-legal as well as litigation advice concerning professional indemnity and public liability claims.

    A number of our lawyers are recognised by Best Lawyers Australia 2021 in Health and Aged Care and Medical Negligence. Meridian was also recognised in the latest edition of the Doyle’s Guide as one of Australia’s leading medical negligence and professional indemnity legal practices.

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  • Health,
  • Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: Taking action against health practitioners in the “public interest” – two years on, how is the new immediate action power being applied in practice?

    One of the most stressful circumstances a registered health practitioner can encounter, is when they receive a notice from their National Board stating that it intends to take immediate action against them under section 156 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law). The proposed immediate action can be very serious, ranging from a […]

  • Health,
  • Jun 5, 2020
  • Author: Nevena Brown
  • INSIGHT: Private Health Insurer audits – a reminder to exercise caution and to ask for help

    The world of private health insurance is becoming increasingly competitive. As the marketplace burgeons with new providers, so too does the number of private health insurance audit requests issued to the health practitioners who service their members. Meridian Lawyers regularly assists practitioners to respond to requests for information from private health insurers (PHIs), which has […]

  • Health,
  • May 28, 2020
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: Coroner’s findings emphasise the potential risks of relying on telehealth without in-patient review

    Recently we published an article outlining some of the risks and limitations for medical practitioners using telehealth to provide care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In particular, we discussed the need for practitioners to consider and assess whether a consultation is safe and clinically appropriate to be conducted via telehealth, or whether an in-person […]

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