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Trusts: varying the vesting date

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 24 2015

A fast approaching vesting date of a trust is becoming a more common issue for professional advisers and clients. If the vesting date is reached, the

A dangerous policy: HR policy lands employer in breach of contract

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2015

The spectre of workplace policies having legal force and binding employers has existed for some time. We have seen a series of cases where policies

Contribution guaranteed - the High Court reaffirms the right to contribution between guarantors

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2015

Where a loan is guaranteed by multiple parties, a lender will often issue demands and then commence proceedings against all guarantors. If a

For the record... The new challenge of secret recordings in the work place

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2015

'Smart devices' (phones, tablets and the like) populate almost every workplace and have increasing capacity to be used to record conversations. So

General protections update: why the decision-maker is critical to defending a claim

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2015

General protections claims are on the increase. More and more businesses are facing these claims (also known as 'adverse action' or 'GP' claims) from

More changes ahead? Productivity commission to scrutinise Australia’s workplace relations framework

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2015

In December 2014, and in accordance with the Coalition’s policy prior to the 2013 Federal Election, Treasurer Joe Hockey kicked off a broad inquiry

Mandatory height controls rejected

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 13 2015

Bayside City Council is seeking to amend the planning scheme to impose height limits, which in our client’s view would have unnecessarily and unfairly

Payment into account under court order not a PPSA security interest

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 10 2015

The Supreme Court of Victoria Court of Appeal recently handed down its decision in Dura (Australia) Constructions Pty Ltd (ACN 004 284 191) (In

Will challenges - new laws now in place

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 3 2015

Amendments to Victorian Laws dealing with challenges to Wills, or testator family maintenance claims, came into effect as from 1 January 2015. There

Sanctions for employing illegal workers

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 2 2015

Under the Migration Act 1958, serious penalties exist for individuals or businesses that allow non citizens to work without a valid visa, or in