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Doing business in Australia – 8 things you need to know

Clinch Long Woodbridge have helped many international and multinational businesses set up an Australian subsidiary or new entity in Australia. There are eight key points to consider when doing in business in Australia as detailed below. 1. Company registration Foreign...

Pharmacy Location Rules – Don’t make this mistake

Under section 90 of the National Health Act (Act), the Secretary of the Department of Health has the power to approve or reject a registered pharmacist’s application to supply pharmaceutical benefits at particular premises. Just recently the Federal Court of Australia...

Relocation of Children after Separation or Divorce

Are you separated and you want to relocate your residence with your children? Or has your partner relocated with your children without telling you? Family situations change. It may become necessary for you to move your residence. There are many reasons for this, such...

Google is now capable of being liable for defamation

In a recent case, the Victorian Supreme Court found that a search engine is a “publisher” for the purposes of a defamation action, even prior to receiving notice of the defamatory content. The judge said Google is like a newsagent who sells a defamatory publication....

Facing the consequences of using Facebook

We have recently seen a spate of matters involving the use of online posts on a public Facebook page to target individuals or corporations. Some seem to think that posts are private comments and not actionable – but nothing could be further from the truth. If a...

What are the damages relating to defamation?

Anyone who has had damaging material published about them can take legal action against those responsible. This can include journalists, publishers, broadcasters, distributors and others. Damages for defamation include several distinct components: Compensation for...

Manage, assess and minimise the risk in litigation

Risk is an unavoidable factor in all litigation. No one can guarantee you success! So if you make the decision to litigate, risk management and risk assessment are crucial throughout the process. Get all of your evidence together and ensure that it will be available...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Selling a Pharmacy

The sale of a pharmacy or an interest in a pharmacy will be on of your most significant commercial decisions. It is important to get it right. This infographic is a basic overview of the necessary steps you'll need to take. Ready to start the process? Talk to...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Buying a Pharmacy

The purchase of a pharmacy or an interest in a pharmacy will be on of your most significant commercial decisions. It is important to get it right. This infographic is a basic overview of the necessary steps you'll need to take. Ready to start the process? Talk to...

Is your pharmacy Australian Consumer Law compliant?

Comparative advertising can be an effective way to advertise goods. However, pharmacies must be careful, as their advertisements will most likely be scrutinised by at least one competitor pharmacy and sometimes even the ACCC. Case Study: Just last year for example,...