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Private Wealth

By Eli Bursky (Lawyer, Private Wealth) and Darren Sommers (Principal, 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 governments, such a...

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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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Corporate Law

Upmarket activewear brand, Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd (Lululemon), has caught the attention of the ACCC over its policy on refunds and exchanges.  What happened? In May 2017, Lululemon’s returns policy (as published on its website) stated that no refun...

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Marketing Law

The Advertising Standards Board (“ASB”) has criticised an Apple Music television commercial featuring Australia singer and The Voice judge Delta Goodrem, and determined that it breached prevailing community standards about safe driving. What happened? The ad, br...

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Family Law

Our family law team is passionate about effecting change in the family violence space.   We were fortunate to have Rosie Batty as our guest speaker at the KHQ Family Violence Forum held on 8 June 2017, where Rosie highlighted the need for urgent family law reform to ass...

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Corporate Law

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Kate Landells (Senior Associate) Last Thursday ASIC released two consultation papers which aim to assist: public companies; and crowd-sourced-funding (CSF) intermediaries (being CSF platform operators), to navigate the new CSF regime and ...

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Corporate Law

Health insurer, NIB, is being taken to task by the ACCC, over alleged misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct. What happened? NIB has provided a MediGap Scheme to its customers since the early 2000s.  The Scheme pays higher benefits to practitioners...

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Private Wealth

By Jack Stuk (Principal) and Bridget Hobbs (Lawyer) Following the release of the 2017/2018 state budget on 2 May 2017, you might be aware that the stamp duty concession currently available on transfers of property (other than the primary residence) between spouses will be...

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