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.

  • 14 May2018

    Are you prepared for the mandatory data breach notification regime?

    Written by: Levina Chim, Senior Associate From 22 February 2018, mandatory data breach notification will apply to any individual or organisation regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This will affect any businesses with an Australian link and a continued presence in Australia. Under the new...
  • 14 May2018

    Commercial Insights – Autumn 2018

    Written by: Editors: Michael Bracken, Principal and Greg Bawden, Solicitor In the Autumn Edition of Commercial Insights we examine: the uncertainties in the proposed disclosure regime that will apply to charities concerning political donations when businesses are obliged to notify a data breach under the new disclosure regime the exposure...
  • 2 May2018

    Recent trends in buying and selling pharmacies

    Written by: Laura Dhana, Senior Associate Meridian Lawyers acts for pharmacists in the sale and purchase of their pharmacy businesses.  Issues which arise in these transactions commonly include: the negotiation of the contract for sale of the business in order that the written contract reflects the...
  • 2 May2018

    Pharmacy Franchise Law – tips for franchisees

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Special Counsel Many pharmacy business owners are interested in becoming franchisees in order for them to trade with the benefit of national brand recognition, marketing power and tried and tested operating systems. However, it is crucial that pharmacists understand the content, substance...
  • 2 May2018

    Misuse, interference or loss of personal information by pharmacists – new mandatory notifications for data breaches

    Written by: Levina Chim, Senior Associate On 22 February 2018, mandatory data breach notification requirements were incorporated into the Privacy Act 1988 (Act) and now apply to all entities regulated by the Act. Typically, health service providers such as pharmacists will be bound by the Act...

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