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How is property divided after the end of a marriage?
After children, perhaps the most pressing issue when a marriage comes to an end involves the division of property. The property the court is able to deal with must arise out of the “marital relationship”, as outlined in s 4(ca) of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act).
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Sham contracting in relation to employment law – The facts you need to know.
With more and more Australian businesses relying on a flexible workforce, protecting genuine employees from sham contracting arrangements has never been more important. But despite a recent crackdown from the Fair Work Ombudsman and Australian Tax Office, many employers continue to feign ...
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An introduction to the court process for child-related proceedings and family law matters.
Due to the high emotion involved with family law matters, the law encourages parties to resolve disputes without having to resort to litigation. However, there may be some matters that cannot be easily resolved, therefore, necessitating in the involvement of the courts.
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Coles penalised $2.5m for misleading bread promotion.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that the Federal Court has ordered Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd to pay penalties of $2.5 million for making false or misleading representations and engaging in misleading conduct in relation to the promotion of its ...
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Are you protected from fraud?
The Victorian Supreme Court decision of Perpetual Trustees Victoria Ltd v Xiao Hui Ying[1] is a reminder that financiers must remain vigilant of the risk of documents being fraudulently signed. In this alert, Senior Associate Are Watne and Solicitor Nicholas Hew discuss why financiers should ...
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Agreements to negotiate: how binding can they be?
In Baldwin & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd & Anor [2015] QSC 12 (Baldwin v Icon), the Supreme Court of Queensland was given occasion to consider when an “agreement to negotiate” will be legally binding. HopgoodGanim were retained as the solicitors for both Icon Energy Limited (Icon) and Icon's ...
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Employer not liable for injury to First Aid Officer.
Most workplaces have a First Aid Officer, but what happens if the First Aid Officer is injured while rendering first aid? In this alert Senior Associate Anna Hendry and Solicitor Abbey Wilkinson discuss a recent decision from the New South Wales District Court involving a First Aid Officer who ...
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Business Name Registration. What’s in a name?
In 2014, almost 150000 business names were registered with ASIC. Based on these figures, at least 1 new business is starting every 3.5 minutes. Quite astonishing. Owning and running a business is a journey. Choosing a business name occurs at the beginning of this journey yet it can have lasting ...
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The top 9 mistakes to avoid when buying or selling a business.
Once a business has been identified as one that a would-be purchaser would like to buy, a flurry of activity usually follows. It is easy to make mistakes at this time in the transaction process. Our experience indicates that these errors are not made in the little ticket items, but in the big ...
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Legal professional privilege - how far is the scope?
On 17 March 2015, the Federal Court of Australia quashed a multi-million dollar tax assessment against Garry Donoghue by the Australian Tax Office, as the documents used to make the assessment were subject to legal professional privilege. In this Alert, Senior Associate Stephanie Tan and Law ...
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Do AFL club memberships confer an actual stake in the club you support?
As a new Australian Football League (AFL) season begins, many clubs have been pushing for members to sign up with the common refrain from clubs being that membership confers an actual stake in the club with a number of rights. But the question that is worth asking: How much stake does a club ...
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Happy Easter everyone! Have a great long weekend!
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