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Sean O'Sullivan

NZDA23 Sean O Sullivan

Sean is an experienced and trusted advisor who clients turn to when they are faced with medical/legal issues, disciplinary processes, employment disputes and commercial disputes. Sean’s Healthcare Practice requires him to represent the interests of Healthcare providers before a range of disciplinary tribunals and courts including The Medical Council, Coroners Court, and the High Court. Sean understands the strategic issues critical to the efficient and appropriate resolution of any disciplinary process. He provides a wealth of technical knowledge and negotiation experience to assist clients to get the right results in resolving their disputes.

Sean also advises clients on collective bargaining and employment law matters and is listed as a leading lawyer in Arbitration and Mediation in The Best Lawyers 2022 and 2021, and in the Labour and Employment section in The Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2018. He is at home delivering training on occupational health and safety procedures and as he is representing clients in judicial and investigative proceedings. He also has a wide range of experience in the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in property litigation.

Team day programme

Managing Social Media Exposure in a Dental Practice Setting

The exponential growth of the use of Social Media and the Internet creates wonderful opportunities but also give rise to some inevitable challenges. This is especially so in the context of the provision of healthcare by Dental practices. This session will :

  1. Illustrate the Power of Social media;
  2. Examine where personal conduct on social media can collide with your professional obligations;
  3. Identify the employment/contractual and disciplinary consequences of this if you are an employer or employee/contractor;
  4. Advise on how to deal with abuse or harassment on Social Media by Patients/members of the public;
  5. Practical guidance through these challenges and answers to your questions.

The session will endeavour to provide you with case study examples and advice on how to better equip yourself to deal with the challenges created by the Social Media environment we live with.