INSIGHTS: Meridian to present Business Sessions at Pharmacy Connect

August 24, 2016

Meridian Lawyers is presenting two Business Sessions at Pharmacy Connect, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s inaugural national conference in Sydney from 9-11 September. Pharmacy Connect’s program will include future-focused business and clinical education sessions, a trade exhibition with 60+ exhibitors, Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Business Session 1: Legal and financing considerations when exiting a pharmacy business

Date: Friday, 9 September

Time: 4.45pm-5.30pm

Providing practical advice and real life insights, this session will explore the legal and financing considerations when exiting a pharmacy business, including what happens to employees on a transfer of business, what happens to stock and any existing lease, how existing finance arrangements are dealt with, transfer of franchise and banner group agreements, and the kind of liabilities which can linger on if not dealt with appropriately on an exit. Succession planning, including options for funding the exit of a business partner and refinancing of existing loans and guarantees, will also be discussed.

Speakers: Mark Fitzgerald, Principal (Melbourne); Michael Bracken, Principal (Sydney); Georgina Odell, Special Counsel (Sydney)

Business Session 2: Workplace relations in community pharmacy – how to achieve good practice

Date: Saturday, 10 September

Time: 2.20pm – 3.05pm

As community pharmacies undertake transition and transformation initiatives to deliver expanded services, there is increasing importance for the existence of well-established systems to manage workplace relations in a changing environment. Join head of the workplace relations team at Meridian Lawyers, Sharlene Wellard, as she shares her extensive experience, gained by providing strategic advice and advocacy in all areas of industrial law, employment, discrimination, occupational health and safety and managing workplace change.

Speaker: Sharlene Wellard, Principal


Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour.

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