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.

  • 1 Aug2017

    Finalists in InfoTrack Client Centricity Awards for second year

    Meridian Lawyers has been applauded for its highly positive and engaged workplace culture, after being nominated for the second year in the Employee Engagement and Morale category of the InfoTrack Client Centricity Awards. This year Meridian is also nominated in...
  • 1 Aug2017

    Media release: Meridian boosts health law expertise

    Meridian Lawyers continues to go from strength to strength with leading health and insurance law Principal Andrew Saxton and his team joining the firm next month. Joining Andrew in the move from Dibbs Barker to Meridian are Senior Associates, Joanne Hayes...
  • 30 Jul2017

    ACCC increases franchisor scrutiny

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal, Mark Fitzgerald, Principal and Georgina Odell, Special Counsel Under the Franchising Code of Conduct (FCC) a franchisor is obliged to update a disclosure document which has been issued previously to a franchisee within 4 months after the end of each financial year. Recent proceedings initiated by the ACCC suggest...
  • 30 Jul2017

    Put it in writing: Tools to protect and enforce minority shareholder rights

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal A shareholders’ agreement is a private contract between the shareholders of a company under which they agree to regulate their rights as owners and shareholders of the business. It is distinct from the company’s constitution which is regulated by the...
  • 30 Jul2017

    ‘Phillips arrangements’: It may be time to review your service company arrangements

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal and Mark Fitzgerald, Principal Many professional practice owners including medical practitioners and pharmacists enter into an agreement with an associated entity to provide services to the practice, such as the provision of staff, administrative or clerical services, premises, plant or equipment in consideration for...

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