Legal wrangle over services

Dr Michael Chambers, principal at Dee Why General Practice, has told MO that General Practice Support Services Pty Ltd (GPSS) had been contracted to provide management services and a property lease as part of a deal that saw his practice join with another in the area.

However, Dr Chambers said the practice and its staff were left financially out of pocket after he informed GPSS that he did not intend to renew its real estate lease arrangement at the end of its term.

In February this year the Supreme Court of NSW found in favour of Dr Chambers, who had sought more than $200,000 in outstanding fees owed to the practice by GPSS.

Due to cross claims lodged by GPSS, the court ordered the sum — as well as a security of $85,000 to cover the practice’s legal costs — be paid to the court and be held until the cross