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Navigating today’s practice legalities

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In the Navigating today’s practice legalities webinar, our panel of legal and practice systems experts share strategies to keep you informed about current legal aspects of running your healthcare practice.

Topics include: 

  • Practice systems and system errors in recalls
  • Parental and guardianship rights, including access to records and consent to treatment
  • Living with COVID-19 – policies and mandates
  • Casual employees – legal requirements and practical tips for managing casuals.

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About the experts

Michael Swan
Practice Manager Legal (Civil) NSW, Avant Law

Leading the civil team of Avant Law solicitors in NSW, Michael has over 20 years experience as a solicitor acting for and advising defendant medical practitioners in a wide range of civil actions in state and federal jurisdictions.

Michael also has a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales. He is a practicing Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW as well as the High Court of Australia.

Stephen Schoninger
Partner, Head of Employment & Workplace, Avant Law

Stephen leads the employment and workplace law practice at Avant Law, based in Sydney.

Stephen has over 18 years’ experience practising exclusively in employment, industrial relations and discrimination laws. Stephen is called on for his ability to plainly advise on and pragmatically apply legal principles to manage and resolve complex issues arising in the workplace.

Stephen advises employers and employees in the private and public sectors on all areas of workplace law and is an experienced litigator of work-related claims. Stephen also conducts workplace investigations and delivers workplace compliance training. 

Anna-Maria Gibb
Senior Product Manager, PracticeHub

Anna-Maria Gibb is an experienced healthcare management professional and trainer. With over 25 years in a career spanning primary healthcare, education and health technology, she is a leader in technology driven healthcare safety, quality and operational business excellence. 

To support the digital transition in healthcare, Anna-Maria co-founded MyPracticeManual, now PracticeHub by Avant, an online practice management tool to support risk management and quality improvement systems for healthcare organisations that lead to improved patient health outcomes.

As PracticeHub’s Senior Product Manager, Anna-Maria continues to provide strategic and subject matter expertise across Avant’s Technology in Practice division.

About PracticeHub

PracticeHub is a simpler, safer and more efficient way to manage a quality practice. We have developed our Practice Operations Software to simplify practice management, with a suite of integrated applications and complementary services that puts you in control so that nothing falls between the cracks.


This article is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal or medical advice. You should seek legal or other professional advice before relying on its content, and practise proper clinical decision making with regard to the individual circumstances. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this article must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular practice. Compliance with any recommendations will not in any way guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional or practice. Avant is not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss suffered in connection with the use of this information. Information is only current at the date initially published. © Avant Mutual Group Limited 2024.

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