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Litigation

By Kate Davey (Senior Associate) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) Your company has been served with a Form 509H Creditors Statutory Demand for Payment of Debt - what happens next? In our earlier post titled “Statutory Demands – the pros and the cons”...

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Corporate Law

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Darren Sommers (Principal Solicitor) Last month, the Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer MP announced that the Turnbull Government would be introducing new laws in a bid to crack down on illegal phoenixing activities that cost the Australian economy up to ...

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Family Law

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia recently handed down a decision regarding a couple who were seeking to become the legal parents of their child, who was born overseas under a commercial surrogacy arrangement. Surrogacy in Australia Currently in Australia, eac...

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Litigation

The recent Ken Hinkley/Gold Coast Suns issue has since been resolved by Hinkley signing a new deal with Port Adelaide, but it does raise the question of what the club would have done if Gold Coast had poached him. In respect of Hinkley, would Port have gone down the same path ...

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Franchising

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed on 5 September 2017.  Despite efforts by the Franchise Council of Australia and others in the franchising industry, the amendments targeted at making franchisors liable for Fair Work Act contraventions ...

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Marketing Law

One of WA’s largest egg producers has been handed a record $750,000 fine for making false or misleading representations regarding “free range” egg claims. The Federal Court imposed the penalty on Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd, which produces eggs under various la...

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Private Wealth

By Eli Bursky (Lawyer, Private Wealth) and Darren Sommers (Principal Solicitor, Technology) As the use of the cloud to provide digital products and services has grown, so too has the interest of governments in taxing cloud-based transactions.  The difficulty for governmen...

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Corporate Law

A ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas will come into effect as of 1 August 2017.   The Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) (Amendment Act) amends the Tobacco Act 1987 (Vic) (Act) so that no person may smoke in an outdoor area where food is being served...

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Corporate Law

UK-based technology company, Purple WiFi, recently gave consumers a salient lesson in why it’s important to read terms of use.  What happened? Purple provides WiFi hotspots for various clients including retail outlets, restaurants and hotels.  People visitin...

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