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Legal Services

Through our AHIG Legal law firm the practitioners can assist you with a number of legal issues and services. Our Legal Practitioners are experienced in providing services in the following areas:

  • Contract & Commercial Law
  • Employment Law & Industrial Relations
  • Work Health Safety
  • Computer & Information Technology
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Health Care (including community services, disability and aged care services)
  • Corporate & Clinical Governance

Through our specialist team we offer:

  • Pragmatic, responsive and effective advice;
  • An emphasis on identifying and devising strategies to best meet your objectives; and
  • Assistance with implementing preventative strategies and processes to prevent disputes and litigation. When necessary or unavoidable we will pursue litigation on your behalf with vigor to achieve your objectives.

 

Call us on (03) 9280 8000 and discuss the opportunities.

Contracting and Commercial Advice

We at AHIG Legal have a comprehensive understanding of the commercial and business sensitivities unique to the health, disability, not for profit community service and aged care sectors.

Our team regularly draft and review:

  • Government funding agreements;
  • Supply contracts;
  • Partnership agreements;
  • The rules and constitutions of organisations, associations and charities;
  • Information technology agreements;
  • Clinical and non-clinical service agreements;
  • Leases and licences; 

We also regularly:

  • Provide strategic and risk management advice; and
  • Conducts due diligence assessments associated with business acquisition

Corporate Governance and Training

AHIG Legal provides Boards within the Health, Disability, Community Services, Not-for Profit Sector and commercial enterprises with a number of services in relation to Corporate Governance.
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Over the past decade our principal has assisted over 150 Boards with matters including:

  • Training in Corporate and Clinical governance;
  • Assistance with developing policies and procedures, including Board Charters, Board Policies, Delegation Manuals etc.;
  • Advice regarding transmission of business, acquisitions and mergers;
  • Advice regarding CEO engagement, contracts and terms of employment;
  • Market based Salary & Remuneration Reviews;
  • Mentoring of individual Board members and Executives; and
  • Strategic Planning and Business development. 

Legislative and Regulatory Advice and Compliance

We at AHIG Legal actively ensures that our lawyers are kept abreast of all legislation and regulatory requirements which apply to our clients.

Our practitioners have expertise in:

  • Health legislative requirements
  • Aged care legislative requirements
  • Government legislative requirements
  • Community service organisation legislative requirements
  • Health professional misconduct
  • Work Health Safety Legislation

Corporate and Employment Advice

Our Legal team at AHIG Legal advises on all aspects of corporate and clinical governance in the health, disability, not for profit community service and aged care sectors.

We are experienced practitioners who provide advice on all aspects of the Australian employment law system, from negotiating and drafting employment contracts, private practice arrangements, to workplace investigations and assistance with termination and suspension of employment arrangements.

Through our specialist team we offer

  • Pragmatic, responsive and effective advice
  • An emphasis on identifying and devising strategies to best meet your objectives
  • Assistance with implementing preventative strategies and processes to prevent disputes and litigation. When necessary or unavoidable we will pursue litigation on your behalf with vigour to achieve your objectives.


‚ÄčAt AHIG Legal ee work with you to help ensure that all of your legal obligations are met. Where claims do arise, we can provide advice and support to resolve them in the timeliest manner

Our team regularly

  • Draft employment contracts, workplace policies and other guidelines;
  • Responding to unfair dismissal and adverse action proceedings;

Our team regularly advise clients on matters related to:

  • Award compliance
  • Employee remuneration and salary packaging;
  • Private practice arrangements and associated Visiting Medical Officer  contracts;
  • The implementation of industrial strategies, including drafting and negotiating enterprise agreements for a variety of clients;
  • Complying with the employers statutory obligations under Commonwealth and State legislation;
  • Conducting disciplinary processes and workplace investigations;
  • Termination of employment issues and procedures, including senior executives;
  • Restructuring of their business or business units including, where applicable, redundancies;
  • Implementation of, and acting in, proceedings concerning the enforcement of confidentiality and non-compete provisions;
  • Unlawful discrimination, unlawful termination, harassment and bullying complaints and acting in proceedings in respect of these complaints;
  • Transmission of business issues; and
  • Employers in respect of employer sponsored migration (457 visa scheme)

Information Management, Privacy and Data Protection

Data protection and privacy have become prevalent issues in contemporary practice for our clients. Our AHIG Legal team has significant experience in providing advice and training to our clients with respect to privacy, eHealth, Freedom of Information and confidentiality.
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Our Team of experienced legal advisers have expertise in:

  • Freedom of Information
  • Privacy and confidentiality issues
  • eHealth

Our legal team at AHIG Legal are experts in the law governing information management compliance, data loss and data protection.

We understand the complexities of privacy regulation and assist organisations to manage legal, regulatory and operational risk.

Our expertise includes not just data protection, but also the complex and often conflicting duties of confidentiality, privilege (legal and non-legal) and related areas ensuring we provide a comprehensive view of information management issues and risk mitigation.

At AHIG Legal we can assist with:

  • Responding to requests for information under the multiple legislative processes;
  • Developing an organisations privacy compliance and risk framework;
  • Conduct privacy and information management training for staff;
  • Perform personal information risk assessments of an organisations business processes and high-risk or regulatory sensitive information; and
  • Assist in the management of incidents of improper disclosure and identity theft;

Assistance Conducting Investigations

We at AHIG Legal assist our clients to investigate and where possible resolve commercial, staffing and regulatory issues before they become a formal dispute.

Our team educate and advise clients on the appropriate processes to be used in managing complex matters requiring investigation. Where required we act as independent investigators within organisations, to review matters such as:

  • staff complaints regarding alleged bullying and harassment;
  • Matters of alleged discrimination;
  • Reported misconduct or inappropriate behaviour;
  • Responding to investigations, including those by Medicare Australia, AHPRA and WorkSafe;

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Our extensive understanding of the environment in which our clients operate allows AHIG Legal to act as independent workplace investigators, who are impartial arbitrators that can resolve complex matters through either the traditional litigation or alternative dispute resolution models.

Training Services

At AHIG Legal we offer a wide range of training programs for employers and managers.

Each seminar, whether face to face, through webinars or other modalities is designed around real case examples, and seeks to provide participants with knowledge and understanding of complex legal and regulatory requirements.

Our training provides practical solutions for working within this framework.

Our training is offered through both advertised and client requested training which can be delivered at advertised venues or agreed employer premises throughout Australia.

The courses range from 1 hour webinars to half or full day course and address the following topics

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Work Health Safety
  • Communication, media & marketing

 

Templates, Policies and Procedures

At AHIG Legal we have developed a range of standard form template agreements and policies which can be used by our employer clients.

Our range of template agreements available for purchase include:

  • Employment Contracts;
  • Position Descriptions;
  • Clinical and non-clinical service agreements;
  • Private practice agreements;
  • Leases for commercial property (retail and commercial) and licences;

 
Our range of template policies can be for single policies, a particular range of policies or an entire employer policy suite including:

  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Intellectual Property;
  • Staff Conduct;
  • Social Media;
  • Bullying & Harassment (Including discrimination);
  • Travel & Expense Policies;
  • Grievances and Disciplinary Matters;
  • Performance Management;
  • Risk Management

 
Finally at AHIG Legal we offer kits to assist employers and managers with specific processes or issues such as:

  • Recruitment
  • Induction and Training of Staff
  • Privacy
  • Work Health Safety Processes 

Templates, Policies and Procedures

At AHIG Legal we have developed a range of standard form template agreements and policies which can be used by our employer clients.

Our range of template agreements available for purchase include:

  • Employment Contracts;
  • Position Descriptions;
  • Clinical and non-clinical service agreements;
  • Private practice agreements;
  • Leases for commercial property (retail and commercial) and licences;

 
Our range of template policies can be for single policies, a particular range of policies or an entire employer policy suite including:

  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Intellectual Property;
  • Staff Conduct;
  • Social Media;
  • Bullying & Harassment (Including discrimination);
  • Travel & Expense Policies;
  • Grievances and Disciplinary Matters;
  • Performance Management;
  • Risk Management

 
Finally at AHIG Legal we offer kits to assist employers and managers with specific processes or issues such as:

  • Recruitment
  • Induction and Training of Staff
  • Privacy
  • Work Health Safety Processes