Insights Categories: Corporate & Commercial

Privacy Awareness Week 2024 | Understanding transparency, accountability and security

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2024 is an annual campaign led by the Australian privacy regulator, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). PAW seeks to promote and raise awareness of the importance of protecting personal information. The focus of this year’s PAW campaign is on privacy and technology; specifically the principles of transparency, accountability, […]

The case against ChatGPT: Warnings against an AI-generated testimony

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly rising across the legal profession. While there are benefits in saving time and costs, the downside is that AI could adversely impact legal proceedings. In this Insight we explore the potential impacts of AI in the trial process and in the gathering of case law research. We […]

Legal essentials for buying a dental practice

Whether you are starting a new dental practice or buying an existing business, there are important legal considerations you cannot afford to ignore. In this article, Principal Georgina Odell provides a snapshot of the important legal requirements to help ensure you launch your dental practice with the best possible start. Your business structure It is essential […]

Privacy and data breaches

Pharmacy | Data breaches and privacy – how to safeguard your business’s future success

This article was first published in the March-April 2024 edition of Pharmacy Guild’s ITK magazine Pharmacy is a tightly regulated industry with privacy and data protection important factors that can make or break a pharmacy’s future success. In this article, we explore the important privacy considerations pharmacies need to consider to safeguard their business. This […]

Selling your medical practice: Legal tips for making it a pain-free process

Meridian Lawyers acts for doctors in the sale and purchase of their medical practices. Navigating the many legal aspects of selling a medical practice can be a daunting process. Careful planning and having the right guidance and support are important to minimise risks. In this article, Principal Georgina Odell explains the legal process and provides […]

Pharmacy Location Rules – understanding the process for PBS approval in large medical centres

Seeking to establish a new PBS approved pharmacy in a large medical centre is made less complex by partnering with an experienced pharmacy lawyer. The PBS approval process is multifaceted and requires a number of key requirements to be met to satisfy Pharmacy Location Rules. In this article, we explore the process of obtaining PBS […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are you cyber aware?

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM). CSAM is an annual reminder for Australians to stay safe online and protect your online information and assets. The theme for CSAM 2023 is ‘be cyber aware – don’t compromise’. CSAM is an opportunity for businesses to review their understanding of ‘cyber security’ as a concept while continuing […]

Buying and selling a pharmacy | Why it makes good business sense to partner with a lawyer

Many complexities can arise during your pharmacy ownership journey. It makes good business sense to partner early with a trusted legal advisor to help guide and advise you through each critical stage of the buying and selling process. By partnering early with a lawyer with relevant pharmacy sector experience, you will avoid common pitfalls, manage […]

“Property Damage” – Sounds Simple, Right?

At its simplest, a liability policy provides cover to an insured, whose acts and/or omissions cause property damage and/or personal injury to a third party. In many claims, determining whether there has been property damage will require nothing more than a cursory review of the allegations. In others, the enquiry can be far more complicated, as […]

Deal or No Deal: from handshakes, heads of agreement to contracts – what’s legally binding, and what’s not?

Many court cases going back to the 1800s have considered whether real life sets of events or circumstances amount to a legally binding agreement, or, whether there is no actual binding agreement between the parties. As a pharmacy owner, or soon-to-be pharmacy owner, you will come across legal agreements in many forms. In your agreements […]

Show Cause Notices issued to childcare providers: do you understand your obligations?

A childcare provider who receives a Show Cause Notice may face potential suspension or cancellation of their service. In this article, we outline the purpose of a Show Cause Notice, the different instances in which they apply, and how Meridian Lawyers can assist childcare providers to respond. The National Law The Children (Education and Care […]

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