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November 23, 2023

Going into business with family and friends? What could possibly go wrong!

Starting a business with family members or friends may seem like a good idea. But what happens when the gloss wears off? As shareholders with a financial interest, the fall out can be costly. Caroline Callegari, Associate Principal and Head of our Disputes & Litigation team explains.

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November 9, 2023

Fair Work update: Major changes to Employment Law

Having completed two significant rounds of changes to the Fair Work Act, the Federal Government has introduced a Bill that would result in a third tranche of substantial reforms. Workplace Relations Accredited Specialist Samuel Ellemor provides a handy summary of the recent, and proposed, changes.

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November 8, 2023

Challenges against a Will: What amounts to "disentitling conduct"?

Wills & Estates Lawyer Melinda Van Rooyen looks at a recent case of ‘disentitling conduct’ where a beneficiary challenged the asset distribution in a Will.

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October 27, 2023

Is this the year Insolvency returns to normal (Part 2)?

As the year 2023 draws to a close, Associate Principal Caroline Callegari provides an update on insolvency - has it returned to normal? This latest article provides some answers.

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October 23, 2023

Repudiation and Termination of a Contract

In the business world, the existence of a contract may not always be an ‘iron-clad’ guarantee of performance. Our Litigation team outlines what happens when a contract cannot be honoured by one or more of the parties.

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October 5, 2023

The Privacy Act - is your business compliant?

Customer data is an asset in the world of commerce. Protecting customer information with a robust Privacy Policy can protect not only your customers, but also your business. Associate Principal Caroline Callegari explains.

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September 28, 2023

New Overtime Rates for Professional Employees

The Fair Work Commission has revised the Professional Employees Award 2020. Samuel Ellemor, Accredited Specialist (Workplace Relations), summarises the key changes and outlines steps for businesses to take.

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August 18, 2023

What is the LeavePlus Scheme?

LeavePlus, formerly known as Co-Invest is the Construction Industry's Portable Long Service Leave Scheme. The advent of the name change provides a timely opportunity for employers to check whether the scheme applies to your employees and contractors.

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August 16, 2023

Breach of Contract! What damages can I claim?

A contract is an integral element in most business relationships. Our Litigation team outlines the options for the affected party when the other side fails to meet its contractual obligations.

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August 9, 2023

Changes to Unfair Contract Laws – Be Prepared!

Mitchell Zadow summarises the key changes to Australia’s unfair contract laws, which included a 12 month implementation period ending on 9 November 2023. If the changes affect your business and you haven’t reviewed your trading terms yet, act now!

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August 1, 2023

When is Probate not required?

Wills & Estates Lawyer Sarah Slattery discusses the situations where Probate is not required in order for the Executor to administer a deceased estate.

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July 13, 2023

"Thumbs-up" emoji just got serious!

Be careful of your emoji response in business communications. Don’t be caught out by a smile or a thumbs up! Litigation Lawyer Kevin Li explains.

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