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.

  • 5 Dec2018

    A Game Changer for Mutuals – New Law Expands Capacity to Raise Capital

    Written by: Michael Bracken | Principal Mutual Entities Bill 2018: Tranche 2 On 26 November 2018, the Commonwealth Government released for public consultation an exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Entities) Bill 2018: Tranche 2 (the Bill) which introduces a new bespoke capital instrument...
  • 4 Dec2018

    Statutory privilege does not prevent disclosure of records in VCAT proceedings

    Written by: Kellie Dell'Oro | Principal and Rosemary Blanden | Solicitor The Victorian of Court Appeal has settled the uncertainty regarding the protections provided by statutory privilege over medical records in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). The Victorian Court of Appeal has reversed a previous decision and confirmed that...
  • 16 Nov2018

    New Rules for Consumer Complaints in the Financial Services Industry

    Written by: Michael Bracken | Principal and Catherine Osborne | Consultant A Guide for Financial Firms and Providers of Financial Services The start date for the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) to receive complaints from consumers of financial services commenced on 1 November 2018. The AFCA is an external complaint resolution...
  • 13 Nov2018

    What are pharmacists’ obligations when supplying pseudoephedrine?

    Pseudoephedrine (‘PSE’) is indicated for the relief of congestion associated with conditions such as rhinitis, sinusitis and the common cold.[1] However in recent decades, it has been targeted for non-therapeutic purposes, such as for the manufacture of illicit drugs. Meridian...
  • 13 Nov2018

    No professional misconduct finding for General Practitioner’s ‘grave error of judgment’

    Written by: Principal Shannon Mony and Solicitor Rosemary Blanden An experienced and well-respected NSW General Practitioner with an otherwise unblemished record has faced disciplinary proceedings brought by the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) before the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of New South Wales (the Tribunal).[1] While the Tribunal found...

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