Fellows and Trainees in Australia and New Zealand can be assured that personal or reflective notes are registered under Commonwealth legislation for protection. This clarification from Michael Gorton AM, from Russell Kennedy Lawyers, stems from a negligence case in the UK where it was suggested reflective notes were used against Dr Bawa-Garba in her criminal conviction. Michael says the requirements for a criminal charge in Australia and New Zealand, which have been tested in the courts in both countries, require a higher standard than the UK.