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.

  • 16 Mar2016

    Meridian Lawyers named in Best Lawyers

    Meridian Lawyers congratulates its Principals following their recognition as amongst the best in Australia in the 9th edition of Best Lawyers®. More than half the firm's Principals are listed in the 2017 edition, demonstrating the team's depth of experience and...
  • 10 Mar2016

    Pharmacy location rules: Who are ‘persons aggrieved’ by new approvals?

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Senior Associate Meridian Lawyers acts for pharmacists in applications for new approvals to supply pharmaceutical benefits (PBS) under section 90 of the National Health Act 1953 (Cth) (Act). We also advise and represent pharmacists in opposing applications for new approvals, whether by...
  • 10 Mar2016

    Nurofen Specific Pain claims: Federal Court finds misleading conduct

    Written by: Douglas Raftesath, Principal In December last year the Federal Court ruled that Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd (RB) engaged in misleading conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law by representing that its Nurofen Specific Pain products were formulated to treat a specific...
  • 10 Mar2016

    Online pharmacy retailer pays $32,400 for misleading product pricing

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal Late last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued three infringement notices to an online pharmacy retailer totalling $32,400 for representing to consumers that there were savings on recommended retail prices. Facts The retailer represented that, by purchasing...
  • 10 Mar2016

    Aim for a pain-free goodbye

    Written by: Mark Fitzgerlad, Principal & Georgina Odell, Senior Associate Meridian Lawyers assists pharmacists across Australia with the sale and purchase of their pharmacies. Whether you have negotiated a sale yourself or through a business broker, you will need a solicitor with pharmacy experience to prepare and negotiate the contract...

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