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Amelita Hensman2018-06-19T01:09:38+00:00

Legal Update | November 2018

New Website Launch As part of the new and exciting changes occurring at Pointon Partners, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. The new website provides users with a new interactive, user-friendly experience and features a fresh, innovative design that is [...]

December 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Proposed changes to the monster that is Division 7A

Submissions to TreasurySubmissions have now closed to Treasury concerning their Consultation Paper “Targeted Amendments to Div. 7A Integrity Rules” (October 2018– Consultation Paper).Whilst it is hoped that the submissions to Treasury may finally provide some worthwhile improvements to Div. 7A, the fact that this whole process [...]

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Taxation|Tags: , , |

Employer ordered to disgorge the total capital value of its business as a result of employees’ breach of duties they owed to their former employer

Employees owe certain duties to their employer known as fiduciary duties. These are, put broadly, the duty of loyalty and the duty not to profit. One who knowingly assists another to breach their fiduciary duties may also be held to account for gains made as [...]

December 5th, 2018|Categories: Employment Law, Litigation|Tags: , |

Changes to Long Service Leave Legislation – What you need to know

On 1 November 2018 changes to Victoria’s long service leave laws came into effect. The changes seek to provide further rights to employees and further responsibilities on employers. In essence, the amendments comprised of the following changes, which benefit Employees: Employees are now being able [...]

November 12th, 2018|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , |

Are your contracts unfair? Don’t get caught out by the unfair terms legislation now applying to business to business contracts

Background The doctrine of freedom of contract is a fairly standard one in Australian law, as well as in most Western legal traditions. The doctrine recognises that individuals should have the freedom to strike whatever bargain they choose. However, as it turns, the situation between contracting [...]

September 21st, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Litigation|Tags: , |