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News and Publications2018-07-10T08:29:29+10:00

Court Puts the Brakes on Ultra Tune

By a decision of the Federal Court on 18 January 2019 by Justice Bromwich[i] national franchisor Ultra Tune was ordered to pay fines totaling $2,604,000. The fines (known as pecuniary penalties) sought by the ACCC and awarded by the Court were [...]

March 21st, 2019|Commercial|

How Secure is Your Legal Relationship?

In any business arrangement it is important to  ensure the legal relationship between the various interests is carefully defined and documented. In the Hollywood blockbuster movie, The Social Network, the undefined relationship between co­ founders Mark Zuckerberg and Edwardo Saverin led [...]

February 26th, 2019|Commercial|

Asset Protection

Protecting your hard-earned assets from legal liabilities and claims makes a lot of sense and involves forward thinking and planning. Ideally, you would like to ensure that your wealth-creation structures are separated from "risky business". Any entity conducting business is at [...]

February 22nd, 2019|Commercial, Corporate, Insolvency|

Employees terminated due to the “ordinary and customary turnover of labour” – Do employers need to make redundancy payments when they lose key contracts?

In the recent decision of Fair Work Ombudsman v Spotless Services Australia Ltd [2019] FCA 9, the Federal Court found that three employees terminated after Spotless lost a key contract with Perth International Airport were owed redundancy pay, despite Spotless asserting [...]

February 18th, 2019|Employment Law|