Health Law Bulletin June 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2018 9:23:46 AM / by Alison Choy Flannigan posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Workplace Relations

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the Holman Webb Health Law Bulletin. 

This Health Law Bulletin discusses issues such as:

  • Corporate and Clinical Governance for the health and aged care sectors;
  • Aged care quality reforms;
  • Exclusion zones for reproductive health facilities;
  • Recent cases such as Sparks v Hobson, Gray v Hobson [2018] NSWCA 29; and
  • Updates to the National police check application process.

Please click here to read the June 2018 edition.

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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and what Australian Businesses need to know

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 5:21:22 PM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property Protection, Media & Communications, Technology Law

On the 25th May 2018 the EU introduced a unified regulation to deal with the protection of data. This regulation is known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

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Federal Court confirms its stance on setting off unfair preferences

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2018 4:12:53 PM / by Jessica Georges posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution

Despite concerns raised by liquidators and experts locally and abroad, the Federal court has confirmed its view that a set-off under section 553C of the Corporations Act can be utilised in an unfair preference claim. 

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Mandatory Data Breach Notification has Commenced! Do you have a Data Breach Response Plan?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 3:32:02 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan and Rui Chi posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Technology Law

Mandatory data breach notification under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), applies to the Commonwealth public sector and the private sector including organisations which hold health information and provide a health service (which is broadly defined). The mandatory breach notification requirements commenced on 22 February 2018.

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“Bikies, Brothels and now Bowsers?” Marketform Managing Agency Ltd v Amashaw Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 70

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2018 3:20:02 PM / by John Van de Poll and Olivia Puglisi posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Insurance

The NSW Court of Appeal has recently had occasion to apply the Stealth Enterprises v Calliden decision. 

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Holman Webb named finalists in four categories for the Australasian Law Awards 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2018 1:58:24 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Holman Webb is delighted to announce that the firm has been named as finalists in the Australasian Law Awards 2018 in the following categories:

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Intention and mistake - every lease lawyer's nightmare come true

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 1:32:59 PM / by Corinne Attard posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail, Property

A little proof-reading goes a long way

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A danger to public health and safety – franchise termination justified

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2018 1:23:10 PM / by Corinne Attard posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail

The fairly dramatic facts surrounding the termination of a ‘Couriers Please’ franchise in a Victorian case last year shows the operational challenges of managing franchisees[1]. It also illustrated one of the lesser used grounds of immediate termination of a franchise – on the basis that the franchisee is operating the franchised business in a way that endangers public health and safety (Clause 29(1)(f) Franchising Code of Conduct).

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Promoting your business online: what to watch out for

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2018 10:44:51 AM / by Daniel Jepson posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Media & Communications

Every business needs to have an online presence. Many use a variety of different platforms to promote themselves in new and innovative ways.

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Watch Those Wooden Boards - UK Restaurant Fined!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 8:48:38 AM / by Rachael Sutton posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail, Food Law

If you’re thinking of emulating Jamie Oliver and serving up your food ‘on a board’ you may want to think again!

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