Healthcare

As a preeminent law firm in the healthcare sector, Meridian has a deep understanding of the business of health and its regulations. Our dedicated health law team has diverse and substantial experience across insurance, commercial, corporate advisory, workplace relations and safety, commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Providing support to pharmacy owners working at the forefront of industry and regulatory change, Meridian is recognised as a leading Australian pharmacy law practice.

We draw on our extensive industry experience to deliver quality legal advice to allied health services on a wide range of issues from corporate and commercial transactions, workplace relations advice and litigation, regulatory advice, compliance, medico-legal, and litigation advice concerning professional indemnity and public liability claims.

Medical practitioners benefit from our experienced team and strong track record in support and defence of Divisions of General Practice, general practitioners, nurses, hospitals, hospital service providers and pathology companies. We are also experienced in acting for medical defence organisations, other medical organisations and health professionals.

Meridian Lawyers has offices located in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and Perth. Contact us today to find out how our health lawyers can assist you.

PERSPECTIVES

  • Health,
  • Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: VCAT upholds use of immediate action power to suspend doctor over social media use

    Meridian Lawyers recently published an article examining the power to take immediate action against health practitioners under section 156 of the National Law (if you missed it, that article can be read here). It considered a recent VCAT decision[1], wherein a doctor was suspended under section 156(1)(e), being the power to take immediate action in […]

  • Health,
  • Sep 22, 2020
  • Author: Andrew Saxton
  • INSIGHT: UK High Court applies established duty of care principles to legalise professional guidance which permits disclosure of confidential information to a proximate third party without consent

    ABC v NHS — Background The UK High Court[1] applied established duty of care principles to legalise professional guidance which permits disclosure of confidential information to a proximate third party without consent, in circumstances where the medical professional has properly undertaken the requisite balancing exercise of risks and interests affecting the patient, third party and […]

  • Corporate & Commercial,
  • Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: Georgina Odell
  • INSIGHT: Pharmacy relocation – tips for navigating the critical steps

    The need to relocate an existing pharmacy can arise for a variety of reasons. Meridian has recently advised pharmacies moving within the same shopping centre (for example, to take advantage of a larger sized shop), and a pharmacy in a medical centre moving to a new location along with the medical practice. While moving from […]

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