Insights

Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 14 Feb2019

    Six axioms emerging from the Hayne report

    A preliminary analysis of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. As foreshadowed in our previous Financial Services Insight, which deals with the Interim Report, the period of public hearings has been completed and...
  • 12 Feb2019

    Case Note: Caffrey v AAI Limited [2019] QSC 7

    Written by: Will Goodheart Key takeaways A deceased driver was found to have owed a duty to take reasonable care not to cause psychiatric injury to a policeman acting in the course of the performance of his duties who may be required to respond...
  • 12 Feb2019

    Is the ‘irrational’ exception feasible?

    Written by: Principal Nevena Brown and Solicitor Rosemary Blanden The concept of ‘Competent Professional Practice’ has been considered by Courts in a number of recent NSW cases determining medical negligence. In a recent medical negligence case South Western Sydney Local Health District v Gould [2018] NSWCA 69 (Gould),[1] the...
  • 5 Feb2019

    Federal Court confirms strict interpretation of the 80/20 rule under the Health Insurance Act 1973

    Written by: Principal Daniel Davison and Senior Associate Sarah Twinn In a recent decision, the Federal Court of Australia confirmed that health care practitioners alleged to have engaged in ‘inappropriate practice’ in providing 80 or more professional services on each of 20 or more days during a relevant period are...
  • 30 Jan2019

    How can you tell if you have been given a forged prescription and what to do if you have

    Written by: Scott Ames, Principal, with assistance from Heather Nieuwenhoven, Solicitor Pharmacists are expected to take reasonable steps to satisfy themselves that a prescription has been issued by an authorised prescriber. Prescriptions for Schedule 4 and Schedule 8 medicines subject to abuse, such as such benzodiazepines and opioids, are most likely...

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