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Preventing Scams at Local Government Level
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 26 2016

In August 2016, a Queensland Council reported it had lost over $450,000 of ratepayers' money to scammers. The Council made nine separate payments


Court of Appeal Raises the Boom on Recklessness
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 24 2016

In April 2015 the Queensland Supreme Court Trial Division awarded judgment in favour of the insurer, CGU, finding that damage to a crane owned by


Taxation of Employment Termination Payments Guide - August 2016
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia, USA
  • August 23 2016

An employment termination payment (ETP) is a lump sum payment generally paid to an employee by an employer upon the termination of the employee’s


Carer Threatened - Employer Liable
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 16 2016

In Greenway v The Corporation of Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane Kingham DCJ in the District Court of Queensland at Brisbane awarded a an injured


High Court Settles Law on Penalty Clauses in Paciocco
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 9 2016

On 27 July 2016, the High Court handed down its judgment in the matter of Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2016 HCA 28


Increasing Likelihood of Directors being liable for Fair Work breaches
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 3 2016

The recent case of Fair Work Ombudsman v Step Ahead Security Services Pty Limited & Anor 2016 FCCA 1482 highlights the increasing likelihood of


Are there unfair terms in your standard contracts? Find out now before it’s too late.
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 2 2016

Upcoming changes to national laws mean that some terms in your standard form contracts may be deemed unfair and consequently not enforceable against


New roles for assessing wind turbine developments
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 28 2016

Queensland’s first wind farm planning code came into effect on 22 July 2016, after two rounds of public consultation and more than 160 submissions


Property Developers and the Primary Production Land Tax Exemption - What is Possible and What is Not in NSW and QLD
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

On 31 March 2016, White J delivered his judgement in the case of Metricon Qld Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (No.2) 2016 NSWSC 332 where


Franchisors: Don’t run out to time to prepare your Financial Reports
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

Now that the end of financial year has come and gone, it is time for businesses to look at preparing their financial reports for the 20152016