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.

  • 12 Dec2017

    Proving residual working capacity: a defendant’s burden to bear

    Written by: Principal Nevena Brown and Associate Anna Martin If there was any doubt as to who bears the burden of proof when assessing the residual earning capacity of a plaintiff, the NSW Court of Appeal has made it plain in the case of South Western Sydney Local Health...
  • 12 Dec2017

    Case study: pitfalls of crossing the boundaries

    Written by: Principal Nevena Brown and Associate Anna Martin Two decisions by the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) in 2017 have conveyed a firm warning to health professionals about the appropriate observance of professional boundaries with their patients. Meridian Lawyers assisted both practitioners involved in...
  • 11 Dec2017

    Video: Fundamentals of effective negotiation

    In this short clip produced by BenchTV, Peter Axelrod explains the fundamentals of effective negotiation. Peter discusses the importance of the "3Ps" of negotiation: Preparation, Patience and Perception and explains their interrelationship and centrality to negotiation. Peter also briefly outlines key...
  • 11 Dec2017

    Sweeping reforms in Victoria proposed to lift hospital safety

    Written by: Principal Kellie Dell'Oro and Associate Anna Martin The Victorian government has introduced a suite of legislative amendments in the form of the Health Legislation Amendment (Quality Safety) Act 2017, to help improve healthcare quality and safety across the state in both the public and private sectors. The...
  • 7 Dec2017

    Medical Board reforms for older medical practitioners and those the subject of multiple complaints

    Written by: Principal Daniel Davison and Senior Associate Sarah Twinn The Medical Board of Australia has announced the implementation of a new Professional Performance Framework that will apply to registered medical practitioners in Australia. The Board proposes to introduce performance processes for practitioners with a record of multiple substantiated complaints...

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