Our team of experts are leading sources of legal industry information, which we regularly share through posts here at our Knowledge Hub. Our posts are drawn from real-life experience across our diverse practice, with a focus on contemporary topics that are relevant to our clients and the broader community. This includes potential issues to be aware of and opportunities to reduce risk, along with key trends across our various specialist sectors.
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.
Craig Hong looks at the benefits of setting up a trust with a corporate trustee and eliminating the need for an appointer. He weighs up the advantages and disadvantages with particular focus on estate planning purposes.
The Medicare Debt Recovery Scheme means doctors and medical practices now face new levels of liability for any over-payment of Medicare benefits. Craig Hong looks at how medical professionals can protect themselves.
The increasing number of unfair dismissal claims with Australia’s Fair Work Commission is making some employers nervous. Robert Lamb looks what employers need to know and the key learnings from a recent case with Virgin Australia.
Robert Lamb looks at a recent court case between the owners of Cadbury and their workers regarding sick leave entitlements and how this could impact more than a million Australian workers who don’t work traditional hours.
Hiring an electric scooter may be tempting, but it can also be a costly decision with riders usually not covered by insurance. Michael Morris looks at what you should know about your potential exposure to liability.
A recent Court case calls for increased vigilance in managing public social media pages. Michael Morris and Caitlyn Wessels examine the decision and provide practical tips for managing your business’s social media pages.
In this follow up article, Craig Hong and Ian Hillhouse look further into three important areas business owners within the mining and resources sector should be aware of when setting up their consultancy.
When setting up your own consultancy business for the resources sector, there are a number of issues you should carefully consider. Craig Hong and Ian Hillhouse provide a checklist for everything you need.