Defamation - Absolute Privilege and the Good Faith Protection for Complaints to the NSW Medical Council and Health Care Complaints Commission Hunter v Hanson [2017] NSWCA 164

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2017 3:49:34 PM / by Zara Officer posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Insurance

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).

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The Importance of Understanding Your Medical Malpractice & Civil Liability Policy - Updated

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2017 3:35:49 PM / by Zara Officer posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Insurance

AAI Limited (t/as Vero Insurance) v GEO Group Australia Pty Limited [2017] 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.

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What Retirement Village Operators Need to Know About Australian Consumer Law & NSW Reforms

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2017 3:23:59 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan & Bill Lo posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Property

Background

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.

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Legal and Ethical Issues with Genomic Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2017 3:03:15 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan & Zara Officer posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences

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

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Survival of the Fittest in Trade Marks Dispute

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 8:51:35 AM / by Daniel Jepson posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail

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.

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Pros and Cons of Sub-leasing Your Site From the Franchisor

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 9:49:06 AM / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail

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.  

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Holman Webb Health Law Bulletin - August 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2017 2:34:45 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Holman Webb Health Law Bulletin. 

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Looking Into Leases

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 3:27:57 PM / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail, Property

If you are buying a retail franchise business, the lease is a critical element. Here are 10 questions to ask about your lease...

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Holman Webb CFO selected as a finalist in the 2017 Executive of the Year awards

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2017 12:56:25 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Banking & Finance, Workplace Relations

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. 

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Partner named in Who's Who Legal

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2017 3:07:55 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail

Congratulations to Partner, Corinne Attard, who has once again been selected by Who’s Who Legal: Franchising as one of the pre-eminent leading franchise lawyers in Australia.   

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