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 Dec2016

    Have you planned your party properly?

    Written by: Sharlene Wellard, Principal, Leanne Dearlove, Solicitor & Jessica Light, Solicitor As the end of the year swiftly approaches, along with it comes the inevitable festive season celebrations of office parties and other functions. Although it is a time to celebrate the year that was and recognise the hard work by...
  • 7 Dec2016

    Are you selling a child care business?

    Written by: Mark Fitzgerald, Principal, Michael Bracken, Principal & Georgina Odell, Special Counsel Whether you have negotiated the sale of your child care business yourself or through a business broker, you will need a solicitor with child care experience to prepare and negotiate the contract of sale, and manage the transaction through to...
  • 7 Dec2016

    What to do if your service approval has been suspended or cancelled

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Special Counsel A recent trend shows an increasing number of child care services receiving “show cause” notices under the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 (the ‘Family Assistance Law’). The Department of Education and Training (DET) undertakes detailed investigations...
  • 16 Nov2016

    Advertising: A timely reminder

    Written by: Tamir Katz, Special Counsel Advertising compliance has been on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s radar recently, with Meridian Lawyers assisting a number of health practitioners, including dental practitioners, in relation to notices of concern. Advertising restrictions – the legislation Section 133 of the...
  • 16 Nov2016

    The duty of care owed by a principal contractor – is it delegable?

    Written by: Robert Crittenden, Principal & Lauren Jefford, Solicitor In its recent decision in Gulic v Boral Transport Ltd[1] the NSW Court of Appeal has found that the duty of are owed by a principal contractor is delegable even though the principal may have some power to direct the...

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