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Ten of our senior lawyers have been recognised in the latest Best LawyersTM in Australia rankings.

KHQ Lawyers - Jeremy Snow

We are delighted to welcome Jeremy Snow to the KHQ team!  Jeremy joins to co-lead our commercial and technology teams.  Lawyers Weekly reports on his arrival at the firm.

Our teams are working remotely and are fully functional.  Staying connected and practising self-care is vitally important during these challenging times. Remote yoga, anyone?

KHQ Lawyers - Catherine Bell

KHQ has expanded its construction and engineering law expertise with the appointment of Catherine Bell, as reported in Lawyers Weekly.

Chris Gianatti has been recognised in the Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) category of Doyle’s Guide for the third consecutive year. Gina Capasso has also been recognised in the Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyers category for the first time. Congratulations Chris and Gina!

KHQ has for the fourth consecutive year been named a leading employment law firm in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.  Director, Chris Gianatti, has retained his Band 1 leading ranking, which he has held for six consecutive years.  Gina Capasso, Claire Brown and Michael Cochrane have also been recognised as key team members.  Warmest congratulations to Chris & the team!

KHQ Insights

Not such a big deal? Litigation funders to have an AFSL


Posted By on 26/05/20 at 10:23 AM

The Federal Government has announced that the Corporations Act will apply to litigation funders, bringing the regulation and licensing of litigation funders under the remit of the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC). This move reflects the Government’s desire to increase the barriers to entry in the class action industry, and heighten the level of … Read more

When a casual is still not a casual


Posted By on 21/05/20 at 2:06 PM

Perhaps unsurprisingly to some, yesterday’s Full Federal Court decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 (Rossato) has delivered the same outcome as the landmark decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 (Skene). See here to read our previous Skene update. Rather than appealing the Full Court’s decision in Skene … Read more

Technology update – analysing COVIDSafe


Posted By on 1/05/20 at 2:06 PM

As has been widely publicised, the Federal Government has launched its digital contact tracing app, COVIDSafe. In order to encourage adoption and allay fears on how the data will be characterised and stored, the Minister for Health has made a Determination under the Biosecurity Act 2015 (Cth), which specifically prescribes rules around the collection, storage … Read more