Cooneys attends 2016 GP Conference

Cooneys attends 2016 GP Conference

For the second year in a row the team at Cooney Lees Morgan attended the annual GP Conference in Rotorua, mixing and mingling with GPs, nurses and practice managers who had travelled from far and wide for this popular conference.

As the only law firm at the conference, and with over 1,100 delegates in attendance, we had a captive audience and thoroughly enjoyed the two days we spent chatting to the delegates during their breaks from various conference workshops.

This was no doubt helped by our conspicuous stand which was manned by partners Scott Goodwin and Sally Powdrell. Along with KMPG we had an impressive prize draw, with the winner receiving a luxury weekend for two in Mt Maunganui. The winner was Chris Tofield, a Papamoa GP who won accommodation at the Oceanside Resort for one night, breakfast at Deckchair Café and the use of a new Audi for the weekend courtesy of Farmer Motor Group.

Scott had the coveted task of driving a brand new Audi to Rotorua which was placed in the main entrance way of the Rotorua Energy Events Centre as part of our overall promotion. There was also a foosball table to entice prospective clients over for a game and a chat – well that was the plan!

The firm already acts for a number of health professionals and with a profile that goes back a few decades we have been quietly building on our brand recognition within the medical profession. Scott has worked alongside many health professionals assisting with their personal and business affairs and Sally’s practice dates back to the early 1990s when she became involved with the primary health sector working with local GPs who set up PrimeHealth Network Limited. That company went on to be one of the joint venture companies forming PrimeHealth Limited, an innovative company in its approach to contracting with the various government funding entities. Sally provided legal advice to PrimeHealth Limited until government reforms introduced Primary Health Organisations (PHO) and she was then involved with setting up the Western Bay of Plenty PHO.

We continue to work with the PHO, medical practices and medical specialists with associate Lisa Denyer taking a lead role in providing this advice. We enjoy the people, the work and sharing our many years of experience – and the GP Conference is always great fun.  

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