Insights Sectors: Veterinary

Jun 7, 2017

INSIGHT: Vets must be vigilant to avoid legal action

An increasingly litigious society and ever-greater humanisation of pets means vets must be vigilant to avoid legal action. This article was written by Chris Sheedy and republished with permission from Vet Practice Magazine, June 2017. Whether a vet’s patient is a million-dollar racehorse, a $250,000 stud bull, a $100,000 exotic bird or a $25 pet dog, […]

Dec 23, 2016

INSIGHT: Selling a veterinary practice

Aim for a pain free goodbye: Meridian Lawyers acts for vets in the sale and purchase of veterinary practices. Here is a brief overview of the legal process, together with tips on how to make the process as pain free as possible. Step 1: Gather information about your practice The vet selling the business (vendor) will be expected […]

Dec 10, 2014

INSIGHT: Power couple

Vet Practice magazine recently interviewed Georgina Odell, Senior Associate at Meridian Lawyers – read her insights into how to succeed in a business partnership in the article “Power couple”. Thinking of going into partnership with a colleague? Vet Practice magazine’s writer Charmaine Teoh shares some legal and financial issues to consider before opening the doors to your business. Republished […]

Jan 2, 2013

INSIGHT: Biosecurity guidelines: Do they pose an increased legal risk to veterinarians?

Practitioners will be aware of biosecurity guidelines published by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). In response to this, some AVA members raised concerns about the legal consequences and whether this created additional legal risk. It is fair to say that the thinking of defence lawyers and insurers has changed dramatically over the past 10 to […]