Georgina Odell

Special Counsel
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
Aug 28, 2018

INSIGHT: Child Care Subsidy Law– An introduction to the new Minister’s Rules and Secretary’s Rules 2017

2 July 2018 saw a huge change in the practical and legal governance of child care benefits across Australia with the introduction of the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and removal of Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. CCS continues to be regulated by the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and […]

May 14, 2018

INSIGHT: What to consider when you buy a Fitness Franchise

Franchise systems are prevalent in the Fitness Industry. Buying a franchise has a number of advantages, such as the association with an established and reputable brand or service, assistance with setting up elements of the franchise, initial management training and ongoing support via established policies and procedures, and access to existing business systems. These advantages […]

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