Insights Sectors: Health

May 3, 2024

INSIGHT: 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, […]

May 1, 2024

INSIGHT: 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 […]

Apr 8, 2024

INSIGHT: A sector priced out | Findings from the Aged Care Taskforce’s final report

The Aged Care Taskforce (the “Taskforce”), established in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, has released its final report about current policy recommendations to enhance the aged care sector. The final report highlights serious structural problems facing aged care providers with the need for a more sustainable, fair, and innovative […]

Mar 4, 2024

INSIGHT: 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 […]

Feb 26, 2024

INSIGHT: Selling your dental practice: legal tips for maximising your outcomes

Selling a dental practice can be a complex and time-consuming process. Partnering with a lawyer will ensure you maximise your outcomes, saving time and money. Meridian Lawyers acts for dental practitioners in the sale and purchase of dental practices. Principal Georgina Odell will discuss the legal aspects of selling a dental practice during the CPD […]

Privacy and data breaches
Mar 1, 2024

INSIGHT: 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 […]

Jan 24, 2024

INSIGHT: 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 […]

Dec 4, 2023

INSIGHT: Dispensing with inappropriate behaviour – a guide for pharmacists

This article was first published by the Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL) in their November 2023 PDL Practice Alert. In recent years since the #MeToo movement has gained widespread support, we have seen increasing media reporting and public interest in inappropriate workplace behaviours (Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Russell Brand to name a few). Similarly, there has […]

Aug 29, 2023

INSIGHT: 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 […]

Oct 9, 2023

INSIGHT: 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 […]

Sep 26, 2023

INSIGHT: Case note | NSW Supreme Court reaffirms expert witnesses are immune from suit

Hastwell v Parmegiani [2023] NSWSC 1016 In Hastwell v Parmegiani [2023] NSWSC 1016, the NSW Supreme Court reaffirmed the immunity of expert witnesses. In the following case note, we examine this decision more closely and provide further clarification on the witness immunity rule in Australian law.  Key Findings Even when it is alleged that an […]

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