Pharmacy

The dynamic nature of the pharmacy sector continues to bring about significant change, especially in pharmacy ownership and practice. The profession is tightly regulated and operates in a highly commercial and competitive environment. Our pharmacy team is recognised as a leading pharmacy law practice in Australia and we have a strong understanding of this environment. With our personal approach and intimate knowledge of the pharmacy profession, we assist clients in dealing with the legal and ethical issues that present themselves in day-to-day operations.

We are a principal legal adviser to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, a number of its state branches and a number of the pharmacy educator institutes. We work closely with all lead organisations in the pharmacy sector including insurers, Pharmaceutical Defence Limited and brokers. Our pharmacy client base extends to over 1000 professionals in the industry from individual pharmacists to large banner groups.

Take a step towards protecting your business and complete a Business Health Check

Completing a business health check is a great way to review your current position and identify potential risks to your business.

Once you’ve completed your business health check, our experienced pharmacy lawyers will review any potential legal risks. If we identify any legal issues we will contact you with recommendations on how to best manage them and keep your business compliant.

Complete your complimentary business health check here.

Key services

  • Defending professional negligence claims
  • Defending public liability claims
  • Advising on and managing disciplinary matters
  • Managing discrimination complaints
  • Advising on privacy complaints
  • Coronial inquests
  • Private health fund and Medicare investigations
  • Advising on the acquisition and sale of pharmacy businesses
  • Advising on retail leases, lease disputes and retail leases legislation
  • Advising on PBS approval for new and relocating pharmacies
  • Advising on and managing business restructures
  • Advice on debt refinancing
  • Advice on entering, exiting or establishing partnerships, including business succession planning
  • Resolving partnership, shareholder or unit holder disputes
  • Advice on pharmacy group structures including advising on and preparing banner group, franchise and other member documentation
  • Managing and advising on unfair dismissal claims, general protections disputes, bullying and discrimination claims
  • Employee misconduct and performance management advice
  • Developing employment contracts and workplace policies
  • Managing all relevant regulatory issues under the various state pharmacy practice legislation, the National Health Act 1953, the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Act 2012 and the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012