9 April 2020

The virus exposing the risks of no estate plan

As an estate planning lawyer, I see two kinds of people in this world: those who take control of their legacy during their lives, and those who hope that everything will somehow just fall in place by pure luck. I can tell you with millimetre-perfect accuracy which of the two leaves behind a well-considered and […]

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6 April 2020

Pell decision imminent

COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of our lives and how we do things – but even though all of this, it’s important to remember the Courts are still operating and the wheels of justice continue to turn. The High Court has announced that tomorrow at 10am EST (8am here in WA) it will […]

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31 March 2020

Clarity on the definition of ‘officer’ of a corporation

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v King & Anor [2020] HCA 4 Earlier this week, the High Court unanimously allowed an appeal from a judgment of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland concerning the construction of the word “officer” as defined in s 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘Act’). […]

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30 March 2020

Relief proposed for commercial and residential tenants – what can you do?

With the rapidly changing landscape and restrictions being imposed because of the coronavirus, we have been seeing an increase in queries about tenants being unable to pay their lease payments as their businesses are effectively placed into hibernation or as jobs are lost. The Prime Minister of Australia last night announced that, as part of […]

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23 March 2020

Covid-19, legislational changes, creditors – what you need to know

The impact of the Coronavirus and the health measures in place to limit its spread, in particular social distancing, is giving rise to unprecedented issues for businesses, and forcing many to the wall. Companies and sole traders are faced with a need to make very quick business decisions in the context of very uncertain trading […]

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10 March 2020

So, you’ve been quarantined? Coronavirus and sick leave.

There is a lot of panic and emotion around this issue, and while I do not profess to be an employment lawyer, I have been amazed at some of the calls and stories we are getting around the Coronavirus and the question of sick leave. In particular, a recent enquiry we had was that an […]

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4 March 2020

Coronavirus and your contracts – what you need to know

The spread of the Novel Coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, Wuhan Coronavirus and most recently COVID-19 was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019 and has led to parts of China being quarantined. A significant consequence of this lockdown is the inability of many businesses who trade with China to buy and sell […]

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3 March 2020

Defamed by bogus Google business review – and the $750k damages bill

In Cheng v Lok [2020] SASC 14, the Supreme Court of South Australia awarded a lawyer $750,000 in damages against a woman who gave his firm a poor review on Google. Cheng is an Australian lawyer. A significant proportion of his clients are members of the Chinese community, both domestically and abroad. Cheng’s client base […]

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3 March 2020

A nasty snub or a lasting legacy?

Kirk Douglas, most famous for his on-screen roles in legendary films including Spartacus was also well known for his philanthropy. That generosity is on full display following Douglas’ death last month, with recent media reports indicating that he has left the lion share of his US$61 million (AU$92m) fortune to various charities, part to his […]

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26 February 2020

Residential Tenancies Disputes – what you need to know

There has been considerable focus in the media recently regarding the respective rights and obligations of tenants and landlords of residential premises. It is an area of law where disputes often arise, as the relationship of tenant and landlord is extremely common. The legislation put in place to properly govern this relationship is known as […]

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