Insights

  • Apr 28, 2014
  • INSIGHT: Best Lawyers recognises leading insurance lawyer

    Meridian Lawyers is proud to announce the recognition of Principal Rob Minc in the seventh edition of Best Lawyers in Australia. Rob was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice area of Insurance Law. Managing Principal Paul Baker applauded the result and said: “This achievement recognises the strong reputation that Rob […]

  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution,
  • Apr 16, 2014
  • INSIGHT: High Court determines that damages are not capped

    Damages under the Compensation to Relatives Act are not capped by section 12(2) of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW): The following litigation has ramifications for the way that high value dependency claims will be quantified at least in New South Wales and Victoria. Taylor v Owners – Strata Plan No. 11564 & Ors in […]

  • Apr 8, 2014
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: Pharmacy alert: maintaining script certifications

    Pharmacists in Victoria are governed by a number of different pieces of legislation and associated regulations. This article warns pharmacists not to overlook their obligations under section 32(4)(c) of the Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010 (Vic). Section 32 of the Act relates to a pharmacist’s obligation to keep accurate records of dispensed prescriptions (and details the […]

  • Workplace Relations & Safety,
  • Mar 31, 2014
  • Author: Mark Fitzgerald Author: Douglas Raftesath
  • INSIGHT: Consider these fundamentals before purchasing a professional practice

    If you are thinking about purchasing a professional services practice, whether it be a dentistry practice or other, there are a number of important matters to consider. In advising prospective purchasers, we sometimes see prospective purchasers get carried away with the idea of owning their own practice but do not properly consider some fundamental business […]

  • Workplace Relations & Safety,
  • Mar 24, 2014
  • INSIGHT: Thinking of buying a franchise?

    Think about some of the most successful businesses in Australia and you will no doubt visualise the business name and the logo. These will often be referred to as the ‘trademarks’ of the business. If you are thinking of buying a franchise, then one of the key assets you will be buying is the right […]

  • Workplace Relations & Safety,
  • Mar 24, 2014
  • INSIGHT: Retail shop leases: your rights as a tenant

    Any lease you enter into for premises in New South Wales that are to be used as a retail shop will likely be subject to the Retail Leases Act 1994. The Act governs many aspects of the relationship between the landlord and the tenant of leases that fall within the ambit of the Act (termed […]

  • Mar 18, 2014
  • INSIGHT: Pitfalls of group buying advertising for health practitioners

    Health practitioners across a variety of registered health professions, such as dental practitioners, have been approached to participate in online marketing campaigns by group buying websites. Group buying is an ‘impulse buying’ phenomenon where products or services are offered for a strictly limited time at reduced prices. The deal is activated when a minimum number […]

  • Workplace Relations & Safety,
  • Mar 12, 2014
  • INSIGHT: Is this the end of your lease?

    From years of experience, we know that concerns over business leases can be the greatest and most frequent worry faced by our clients. It’s surprising how often clients come to us with serious worries over whether their lease will be renewed by the landlord. Many of these worries could be avoided if the end of […]

  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution,Insurance,
  • Mar 12, 2014
  • INSIGHT: Insuring builders: claims by subsequent owners

    The landmark Australian High Court decision in 1995 in Bryan v Maloney made builders of residential properties liable to subsequent owners. Since then there has been a number of decisions confining the scope of the decision. In a significant change the NSW Court of Appeal has recently extended its reach beyond dwellings to the owners […]

  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution,
  • Feb 11, 2014
  • INSIGHT: Taking the ‘literal’ or ‘intended’ meaning: High Court reserves judgment

    Meridian Lawyers is advising in relation to the following litigation which will have ramifications for the way that dependency claims may be quantified at least in New South Wales and Victoria. Taylor v Owners – Strata Plan No. 11564 in the High Court of Australia No. S179 of 2013: In 2007, during a violent storm, […]

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • INSIGHT: Personal trainers: don’t sweat the legal small print

    Over the years, we have been able to help clients grow their businesses with reduced legal risk, predominantly by ensuring that binding arrangements with others are properly documented (such as arrangements with partners, franchisees, employees and contractors), and that before being signed, written documents provided to our clients by third parties mirror the verbal agreement […]

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