Meridian works with veterinarians to ensure they understand the legislation and professional codes guiding their legal and ethical responsibilities.

Our team supports veterinarians in understanding and dealing with the consequences of any breach of their standards of professional conduct. We also assist practitioners who face complaints to their Boards of unsatisfactory and professional misconduct, and in connection with claims for damages.

Key services

  • Disciplinary matters and professional conduct complaints
  • Privacy complaints
  • Acquisition and sale of a veterinary businesses
  • Negotiating leases and lease disputes
  • Business structuring and asset protection
  • Franchises
  • Protecting goodwill, including advising on the protection of intellectual property rights and the enforceability of trade restraints
  • Debt refinancing
  • Partnership disputes
  • Business succession planning and advice
  • Unfair dismissal claims, general protections disputes, bullying and discrimination claims
  • Employee misconduct and performance management advice
  • Employment contracts and workplace policies
  • Workplace and employment issues under the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010