A recent Court of Appeal decision in a defamation claim has considered the defence of absolute privilege under section 27(2)(d) and Schedule 1, clause 15 of the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW), and the good faith protections for complainants under the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 (NSW) and the former Medical Practice Act 1992 (NSW).
AAI Limited (t/as Vero Insurance) v GEO Group Australia Pty Limited  NSWCA 110
A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms the need for healthcare providers to understand their medical malpractice and civil liability policy terms and conditions. The primary decision was the subject of our article in the May 2017 edition of the Health Law Bulletin.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently announced that it will launch an investigation of the “more serious matters being raised” in the Aveo retirement village scandal.
Introduction - Genome Testing – Genome.One
An Australia-first genomic testing service that combines whole genome sequencing and a comprehensive health assessment can offer individuals an unprecedented glimpse into their future health.2
We all know someone who is addicted to Crossfit. Not surprisingly, with its rise in popularity those behind Crossfit have taken steps to protect the brand. This includes the registration of ‘CROSSFIT’ as a trade mark all over the world. In Australia, the word ‘CROSSFIT’ has three separate registrations in a number of different classes.
If you are looking to buy a franchised business which operates from any premises other than your home, you will need a lease. For retail businesses location is critical and it is likely your franchisor will control the negotiation process and require that either the lease be in its name with a sublease or licence granted to you, or allow the lease to be in your name but with some conditions attached.
Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Holman Webb Health Law Bulletin.
If you are buying a retail franchise business, the lease is a critical element. Here are 10 questions to ask about your lease...
Congratulations to our CFO, Magdalena Kosior-Molloy who has been selected as a finalist for the CFO of the Year award in the 2017 Executive of the Year awards.