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Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year 2018 - Winner - Family Law

Monica Blizzard won the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards in the Family Law category for 2018!   This is a wonderful acknowledgement of Monica’s passion, dedication and leadership.  Congratulations, Monica!

Amelia Edwards comments for Lawyers Weekly on the impact of the country of origin labelling regime (which will come into force from 1 July 2018) on local manufacturers, particularly small producers which are struggling to meet the new compliance obligations.

Kristina Antoniades is the winner of the Accredited Specialist Achievement Award (Family Law) in the Law Institute of Victoria’s 14th Victorian Legal Awards.  Warmest congratulations to Kristina!

A non-hysterical guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) – our latest post for  SMK – Social Media Knowledge .

Darren Sommers is recommended in the Leading Technology Media & Telecommunications Lawyers category (Victoria, 2018) of the highly respected Doyles Guide, with our firm also recommended in the accompanying Leading Technology Media & Telecommunications Law Firms category. 

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Clea Cole and Venn King comment for Legalwise News on the lessons to be learned from the Dover Financial collapse, and in particular the pros and cons of operating as an authorised representative under a third party AFSL.

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Jenny Craig tips the scales over misleading ad


Posted By on 25/06/18 at 11:02 AM

By Naomi Stephens (Paralegal) and Amelia Edwards (Lawyer) Weight loss giant Jenny Craig has paid penalties totalling $37,800 following an investigation by the ACCC into multiple misleading representations made in its lose “10kg for $10” campaign. What happened? Wrongly trimming the informational fat: The campaign ran from December 2017 to February 2018, with advertising stating … Read more

Dover Financial – lessons for authorised representatives


Posted By on 25/06/18 at 10:44 AM

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Venn King (Special Counsel) Ongoing investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) into Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (“Dover Financial”, one of Australia’s largest financial planning businesses) has highlighted the risks associated with financial planners becoming authorised representatives under another party’s Australian financial services licence (“AFSL”). An “authorised … Read more