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.

  • 23 Aug2017

    A reminder for pharmacists: exercise caution when dispensing Schedule 3 Poisons

    Written by: Kellie Dell’Oro, Principal, Zalman Bassin, Solicitor and Lloyd Hutson, Paralegal The case scenario: A complaint was made to the Pharmacy Board of Australia (‘Board’) that a pharmacist provided an excessive quantity of Restavit, a Schedule 3 poison, and for a duration for which there was no established therapeutic need. The pharmacist...
  • 19 Aug2017

    Court’s disdain for disability claim

    Written by: Catherine Osborne, Consultant Justice Pembroke’s decision in Doltic v Hannover Life Re of Australasia Limited in the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 27 July 2017 is interesting not because it creates any new law but because of His Honour’s erudite assessment...
  • 16 Aug2017

    70 years in the making: the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017

    Written by: Rob Crittenden, Principal & Nicole Cerisola, Special Counsel Since 1946 Section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 ('Section 6') has been the main vehicle through which claimants in New South Wales have gained direct access to the liability insurance policies of other persons. However, Section...
  • 14 Aug2017

    National registration of paramedics

    Written by: Tighan Tosen, Associate & Marianne Nicolle, Principal Paramedics are set to become the 15th registered health profession under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the ‘National Scheme’), with the registration of paramedics on track for mid-2018. A Bill to amend the Health Practitioner National Law (the ‘National...
  • 9 Aug2017

    Commercial insights – August 2017

    Written by: Editors: Michael Bracken, Principal and Greg Bawden, Solicitor In this edition of Commercial insights we focus on recent legal developments which, where relevant, may impact on SMEs, professional practices, private businesses, companies and associations and highlight recent legislative changes to the Retail Leases Act in NSW, which import...

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