Georgina Odell

Principal
Sydney

Georgina has more than 25 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer and acts for a wide range of business clients from pharmacists, education and care services, dentists, veterinary practitioners and gym and fitness businesses, to companies listed on the ASX and national peak body associations.

Georgina handles the sale and acquisition of businesses and companies particularly in the health and childcare sectors, and prepares a wide range of commercial agreements including partnership,  shareholder and buy/sell agreements, terms and conditions of business (including for online businesses), privacy policies, data breach response plans and contracts for services.

She acts for pharmacists in applications for approvals under the Pharmacy Location Rules (including expansions and contractions of pharmacies) as well as for pharmacists wishing to oppose such applications, including reviews by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.  She also advises in respect of franchise and buying group agreements.

She acts for childcare operators across Australia facing allegations of non-compliance with the Education and Care Services National Law and National Regulations, and the Family Assistance Law, including preparing responses to Show Cause Notices and Notices of Intention to sanction, and applications for internal and external review of government decisions, including merits reviews by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Georgina regularly delivers CPD presentations at pharmacy industry events such as the Australian Professional Pharmacy Conference, and Pharmacy Connect, as well as delivering CPD training for dental and veterinary practitioners, and Education and Care National Law compliance training for childcare operators and educators.

RECENT INSIGHTS
Sep 14, 2020

INSIGHT: Pharmacy relocation – tips for navigating the critical steps

The need to relocate an existing pharmacy can arise for a variety of reasons. Meridian has recently advised pharmacies moving within the same shopping centre (for example, to take advantage of a larger sized shop), and a pharmacy in a medical centre moving to a new location along with the medical practice. While moving from […]

Aug 20, 2020

INSIGHT: Safe Sleep and Rest Policies

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