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KHQ promotes two to principal solicitor


Posted By on 8/05/19

KHQ Lawyers will promote Gina Capasso and Claire Brown, both from the firm’s workplace relations & safety group, to the role of principal solicitor, commencing 1 July 2019. Ms Capasso joined KHQ Lawyers in 2016, with a distinguished 20-year career at Ashurst and Gadens.  Appointed initially as a team-lead for safety, she has made her … Read more

Do the new whistleblower laws affect you?


Posted By on 25/03/19

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 has recently passed both houses of parliament and is now awaiting royal assent.  The Bill was introduced in response to the perceived lack of a protection scheme applicable to whistleblowers in the corporate arena, and the complexities raised by the otherwise “confusing web” of existing whistleblower … Read more

Directors beware — extended liability for superannuation guarantee charge, PAYG withholding tax & GST


Posted By on 7/03/19

By Jack Stuk (National Tax Partner and President of NTAA Ltd) and Jonathan Slade (Lawyer) The government has progressed legislation through parliament which will extend the penalties and enforcement measures applying in relation to superannuation guarantee charge (SGC), PAYG withholding tax and GST, including imprisonment. These new measures are contained in the Treasury Laws Amendment … Read more

Alka Power in hot water over misleading ad


Posted By on 5/03/19

By Amelia Edwards (Senior Associate) and Adrian Faelli (Lawyer) A manufacturer of bottled alkaline water, endorsed by celebrity chef Pete Evans, has fallen foul of the advertising industry’s Food and Beverages Advertising and Marketing Communications Code (the Code). But, given the nature of the claims made in relation to this product, is this an issue … Read more

Password to $200m digital currency account lost on death


Posted By on 12/02/19

By Kimi Shah (Senior Associate) and Ines Kallweit (Principal Solicitor) The founder of a Canadian cyrptocurrency exchange suddenly died overseas. His death has left about CAD$190 million (approx. AUD$200 million) of digital currency and tokens inaccessible through the QuadrigaCX exchange, according to court documents filed by his widow. Digital currency (ie cryptocurrency) is managed by … Read more

Google fined €50m by French personal data regulator


Posted By on 7/02/19

By Adrian Faelli (Lawyer) and Koula Politis (Senior Associate). On 21 January 2019, the French independent data protection agency, CNIL, fined US-based Google €50m (AUD $79.8m) for failing to provide users with transparent information concerning its data processing purposes, storage periods and ad personalisation. This marks the largest fine imposed under the EU’s General Data … Read more

Re Tang: impact of multiple jurisdictions on proving Wills


Posted By on 17/01/19

This piece was co-written by Ines Kallweit (Principal Solicitor, KHQ Lawyers) and Susan Aufgang (Victorian Bar).  It first appeared in the December edition of the Wills & Probate Bulletin published by the Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Introduction Australia is a multicultural country, where almost one in two of its citizens was either born overseas or … Read more