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.

  • 7 Jun2017

    Vets must be vigilant to avoid legal action

    Written by: Journalist Chris Sheedy: Interview with Principal Scott Ames An increasingly litigious society and ever-greater humanisation of pets means vets must be vigilant to avoid legal action. This article was written by Chris Sheedy and republished with permission from Vet Practice Magazine, June 2017. Whether a vet’s patient is a...
  • 4 Jun2017

    How long must you retain child care records in Victoria?

    Written by: Kellie Dell'Oro, Principal & Natalie Russell, Solicitor Are you aware that there are stringent requirements to retain child care records and also to implement supporting policies? The regulations relating to the retention of child care records are reflected in the Education and Care Services National Regulations Regulation...
  • 1 Jun2017

    What does mandatory reporting mean for early child care workers?

    Written by: Scott Ames, Principal & Heather Nieuwenhoven, Solicitor Vital role of early childcare workers recognised by law reform - 'Mason's Law': Changes to the Child Protection Act 1999 (Qld) reflect the vital role workers in the early childhood sector play in the health and wellbeing of Queensland’s children....
  • 24 May2017

    Child care insights – May 2017

    Meridian Lawyers works with education professionals and child care operators to guide understanding of and compliance with legislative obligations. Our dedicated team can advise you on employment law related areas as well as commercial legal issues such as the acquisition...
  • 17 May2017

    Beware of altered, forged or fraudulent prescriptions: a reminder for pharmacists

    Written by: Kellie Dell'Oro, Principal & Zalman Bassin, Solicitor The case scenario: A patient made a complaint to the Pharmacy Board of Australia (‘Board’) that a pharmacist refused to dispense a prescription for Mogadon. The pharmacist explained to the Board that the reason he refused to dispense the prescription...

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