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.

  • 12 Aug2013

    Strategic shareholding agreement with Steadfast Group

    August 2013: Steadfast Group Limited has acquired a shareholding interest in Meridian Lawyers in what represents an exciting development for the Australian law firm. The alliance embodies a cutting-edge business approach for a legal firm in Australia – something not...
  • 2 Aug2013

    Legal issues: What should a physiotherapist do when…

    This hypothetical scenario considers the legal issues for a physiotherapist who relocates a sportsperson’s finger joint, in the absence of formal training. Athletes, both amateurs and professionals, commonly receive proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint injuries. Your netball captain dislocates the fourth...
  • 2 Jan2013

    Biosecurity guidelines: Do they pose an increased legal risk to veterinarians?

    Written by: Paul Baker, Managing Principal Practitioners will be aware of biosecurity guidelines published by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). In response to this, some AVA members raised concerns about the legal consequences and whether this created additional legal risk. It is fair to say that...
  • 2 Jun2012

    e-health: A new frontier for health practitioners

    Written by: Kellie Dell'Oro, Principal and Nevena Brown, Principal From 1 July 2012, all Australians can register for their own personally controlled electronic health (eHealth) record. Initially, an eHealth record contains basic information but as the system develops, healthcare providers (including allied health providers) will be able to add...
  • 2 Apr2012

    Infectious diseases & child care: what about staff members?

    Risk Management Update: In a service industry so focused on the care and wellbeing of children, it is easy for operators of child care centres to forget about the duty of care owed to staff. This update is intended to...

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