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.

  • 3 May2017

    Family Day Care Law: avoiding breaches of the National Law and Regulations

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Special Counsel & Janette Li, Solicitor Meridian Lawyers acts for a wide range of childcare providers including family day care services who may on occasion need to respond to a complaint or regulatory investigation concerning compliance with the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations...
  • 28 Apr2017

    Brand loyalty in professional indemnity insurance: risks of shifting insurance cover

    Written by: Tamir Katz, Special Counsel The case scenario: A registered health practitioner was involved in the treatment of a cardiac patient in 2008. The practitioner heard nothing further about the patient until receipt of a letter from the Coroner’s Court of Victoria in 2012 requesting...
  • 20 Apr2017

    The interplay between evidentiary statements and interrogatories in professional negligence cases

    Written by: Hannah Shiel, Associate The Supreme Court has considered the role of interrogatories and evidentiary statements in professional negligence proceedings, where a patient alleges that a physiotherapist needed to provide precautions and advice prior to, during and subsequent to a treatment. In September 2013 Mr...
  • 11 Apr2017

    The insurer strikes back

    Written by: Robert Crittenden, Principal & Lachlan Heather, Senior Associate The recent NSW Court of Appeal decision in Stealth Enterprises trading as The Gentleman’s Club v Calliden Insurance Limited (delivered on 5 April 2017) provides further guidance on: What must be disclosed by insureds when entering into and renewing contracts...
  • 10 Apr2017

    General insurers need to be ever mindful of best practice advertising

    Written by: Catherine Osborne, Consultant It is essential for the general insurance industry to maintain proper standards of advertising. The general insurance industry is a prudential business. It is regulated by our prudential regulator APRA and it is also subject to scrutiny by the other...

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