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Michael Morris and Erica Reed discuss an exposure draft Bill published by the Commonwealth Government that seeks to further strengthen protections provided by the unfair contract terms regime in the ACL.
Michael Morris of Hillhouse Legal Partners discusses how landowners can protect their interests by applying some basic principles to negotiations and seeking legal advice from a lawyer experienced in dealing with CSG companies.
E-commerce presents a host of unique practical, financial and legal challenges that can be drastically different to those encountered by traditional “bricks and mortar” businesses. Craig Hong, Director at Hillhouse Legal ..
David Adolphe explains the workings of the recently introduced Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 and how it will impact on lessors and lessees.
Robert Lamb explains how new regulations issued by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland make it possible for people to sign their wills remotely under COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
Landlords and business owners should be mindful of renewal and end-of-term clauses in contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael Morris looks at why owners should review all contracts and put procedures in place to avoid ..
Robert Lamb, Director at Hillhouse Legal Partners, explains the latest changes in bankruptcy and insolvency laws designed to help businesses and individuals survive the Coronavirus pandemic.
From 1 April 2020 the Commissioner of Taxation will have broadened powers to ensure compliance and regulate directors throughout Australia. Directors may face significant penalties if they fail to heed the new legislative ..
Robert Lamb explains how a ruling by the Fair Work Commission will significantly alter annualised salary provisions under 22 Awards, putting the onus on employers to track hours worked by full-time salaried employees.
The appointment of administrators to George Calombaris’ restaurant group serves as a timely reminder about employee entitlements. David Adolphe provides top tips for compliance & risk minimisation for accommodation operators.
Craig Hong investigates new proposed legislation in NSW which means any discretionary trust that holds, or intends to hold, residential property must be urgently reviewed before end December.
Michael Morris explains how the PPSR is impacting the sale of livestock and reveals how one simple precaution can save a lot of heartache and potentially a significant amount of money.
David Adolphe explains why it is important all parties involved in the sale of an accommodation business are clear about their respective obligations in dealing with employee entitlements.