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.

  • 13 Aug2014

    Changes proposed to end mandatory inquests into deaths in custody

    Written by: Kellie Dell'Oro, Principal and Shane Dawson, Graduate The Victorian Government has introduced a Bill proposing to no longer require mandatory inquests into deaths in custody, if the Coroner ‘considers that the death was due to natural causes’. Deaths in custody will however still be subject to investigation...
  • 4 Aug2014

    The dentist as an independent expert witness

    Written by: Marianne Nicolle, Principal When a patient sues a dentist alleging negligence it is the role of the court to weigh up the evidence and then make a determination – unless the parties resolve the dispute otherwise. This involves making findings of fact (e.g....
  • 3 Aug2014

    Positive partnerships: the comforts of a good partnership agreement

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Senior Associate Talking to your business partner about how day-to-day business will be managed is an invaluable step in your business planning and road to success. As change is one of the certainties of life, also talking to your business partner about...
  • 21 Jul2014

    Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble for plaintiffs

    This Court of Appeal’s decision will assist retailers in dealing with damage caused by products sold and injury being sustained, external to but in close proximity to a store. The decision also provides useful judicial comment on the extent of...
  • 14 Jul2014

    Buying and selling dental practices

    Written by: Suzie Losanno, Consultant You need to consider a number of fundamental matters before purchasing a professional practice – we discussed these in our “Basic Fundamentals” article (published in NSW Dentist, April 2004). Before taking the plunge to buy into or sell a dental...

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