Insights Sectors: Veterinary

Sep 30, 2021

INSIGHT: Veterinary practice in WA: Proposed amendments to the current regulatory framework

The Veterinary Practice Bill 2021 (WA) (Bill) had its third reading in the legislative council on 2 September 2021. The Bill will repeal the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960 (Current Act) and the Veterinary Surgeons Regulations 1979 (Current Regulations). The Bill introduces new regulations that align with the proposed regulatory framework. However, the regulations are not […]

Jun 8, 2021

INSIGHT: The collective bargaining class exemption for small businesses is now in effect

We published an article outlining the collective bargaining class exemption for small to medium businesses approved by the ACCC earlier this year. This exemption came into effect on 3 June 2021 and allows eligible small and medium businesses to engage in collective bargaining with their suppliers without being in breach of the Competition and Consumer […]

Feb 10, 2021

INSIGHT: How small businesses can utilise the ACCC’s new collective bargaining class exemption

Small and medium businesses will have the ability to collectively bargain with their suppliers once the first ever class exemption granted by the ACCC commences this month. Background and the ACCC’s class exemption power Since November 2017, the ACCC has had the power to make class exemptions for certain types of conduct which may otherwise […]

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 […]