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Government “overshoots” small business concessions


Posted By on 5/03/18

In February 2018, the Government released the Exposure Draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (measures for a later sitting) Bill 2018: with the misleading by-line “…improving the small business CGT concessions”. The following article demonstrates how in fact the draft, if enacted in its current form covers not only the “loophole” raised in the May … Read more

In pursuit of excellence – KHQ implements Net Promoter System


Posted By on 23/02/18

KHQ Lawyers has taken its passion for excellence one step further with the successful implementation of the Net Promoter System. Long used by highly customer focused companies like Apple and Amazon, the team at Melbourne based KHQ Lawyers have demonstrated their commitment to delivering outstanding client service by successfully implementing client satisfaction and loyalty measurement … Read more

Who’s who in the zoo – how independent is your Australian IP Attorney?


Posted By on 23/02/18

Increasing concerns in Australia and New Zealand around conflicts arising from the new business model of publicly listed companies acquiring multiple Australian and New Zealand IP Firms have led to the new Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys 2018 which commences today. These concerns are centred on the independence of these … Read more

E-conveyancing – does anyone want to settle electronically?

By Claire Carrucan (Senior Associate) and David Krolikowski (Director) Unless you’re been living under a rock (or you’re unlucky enough not to practice in property law), the terms PEXA and e-conveyancing should be familiar to you. E-conveyancing is possibly the biggest shake up to conveyancing practice since the Torrens title system was introduced, and time … Read more

JOY Law – surrogacy in Australia

In this episode of JOY Law, Monica and I talk about surrogacy: what it is, how it works and the laws pertaining to surrogacy in Australia. In particular, we discuss: the various forms of surrogacy; intended parents and who gets named as parents on the child’s birth certificate; commercial surrogacy versus altruistic surrogacy; the legislation … Read more