Case Studies

A leading Australian law firm engaged Chrysalis Managing Partner Nick Northcott under legal professional privilege to act as an independent expert to quantify the commercial loss incurred by a leading health startup concerning allegations their contract research partner failed to undertake, in particular the contracted clinical research as per the study protocol, prejudicing the results and impacting the commercialisation pathway of the company. In early 2021, Nick undertook an extensive review of the company’s strategy and business plan, product and…
Observational studies form an important part of research as they provide an important contribution to our clinical evidence base and real-world data (RWD). In fact, they provide the most reliable source of data for long-term outcomes and safety of clinical interventions, they support prescribing decisions/patient management and are of increasing relevance in research where this data is used to provide supplementary information to inform future research planning (1-3). Furthermore, there is an increasing need for additional insights on epidemiology, compliance,…
An expert Chrysalis Advisory team, led by Partner Nick Northcott, were engaged by CT:IQ (collaboration of industry, clinical, academic and government partners interested in improving clinical trial impact and quality) to understand to investigate barriers to uptake of eConsent within the Australian clinical trial context and to create actionable insights to support increased adoption. In addition, gaining a greater understanding of the current use and adoption of eConsent across the Australian clinical trials landscape, including stakeholder opinions about the benefits,…
The Centre for Social Impact (‘CSI’) is a research-driven, social impact organisation with three major participating universities - the University of New South Wales (‘UNSW’), Swinburne University of Technology (‘Swinburne’) and the University of Western Australia (‘UWA’). CSI’s mission is to develop data and evidence-driven solutions to Australia’s most pressing social issues, including homelessness, healthcare, housing and financial inclusion. CSI is also creating a tool for Government, not-for-profit and other charitable organisations to tangibly measure their success at delivering social…
Chrysalis Advisory was approached by a board member representing a high-profile collaboration comprising of three Australian NFPs and a Federal Government department. The parties had been experiencing serious professional conflict, preventing them from achieving their mission and effective use of public and government funding. Chrysalis Advisory led by Managing Partner, Nick Northcott was engaged to facilitate a workshop / group mediation attended by the key leaders of each party to work through the concerns of the organisations involved. Nick conducted…
A mid-tier global law firm engaged Chrysalis Advisory, led by Partner, Allison Northcott to investigate a claim of bullying and inappropriate conduct made by a senior executive with respect to the CEO of a global company with headquarters based offshore. Given the seniority of the parties involved, the complexity of the allegations and significant opportunity for reputational damage, Ms Northcott was engaged to conduct an impartial, procedurally fair workplace investigation comprising multiple allegations and witnesses, multi-jurisdiction policy arrangements and findings.…
Launched in 2010, Linear brings world-first clinical trials to Western Australia (WA) and makes innovative therapies available to the WA community. Chrysalis Advisory was engaged by Dr. Michael Winlo in 2016 upon his appointment as the new CEO of Linear. As a new CEO, Michael engaged Nick Northcott to create a specialised change management program and address challenges in Linear’s growth, culture and strategy. Nick supported Michael and the Linear management team through a facilitated process to develop their strategy,…
In 2018, Chrysalis Advisory was engaged by a major Sydney entertainment company to investigate alleged fund misappropriation and other issues stemming from a toxic culture within the organisation. After being engaged, Chrysalis Advisory conducted a rigorous, in-depth workplace investigation for the company. Following their high-quality and flexible processes, Chrysalis interviewed all relevant parties, managed the communications with and between all parties to the investigation (including HR), and produced a defensible investigation report including findings and recommendations. Overall, Chrysalis Advisory was…
Chrysalis Advisory, Managing Partner, Nick Northcott was approached in late 2016 by new People & Culture Director Ian Jackson to support Curtin University with helping them think through and implement significant organisational change. The engagement focussed on three elements: 1) Designing a Talent Strategy, 2) Defining the People & Culture Enabling Plan (business plan) and 3) To support and facilitate a new organisational design. Over a period of three months in early 2017, Nick led the People & Culture leadership…
Immediation is a private and confidential online dispute resolution platform, providing a low cost, easy, secure, quick and highly efficient method of resolving commercial disputes as an alternative to long and expensive court processes. Immediation was conceived and designed by Melbourne barrister Laura Keily in response to businesses and individuals seeking access to justice at a reasonable price. Immediation has been brought to fruition by a team of leading Australian barristers, solicitors and in-house legal counsel who share a deep…