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I didn’t use the BCC email function - have I just breached privacy laws?

February 11 2019 In 2018, approximately 3000 individuals had their personal information compromised over a three month period due to a sender’s failure to use…

The new anti-bullying laws and reasonable management action

June 10 2014 Whilst the new laws have not triggered the avalanche of claims anticipated (which is probably due to the inability of the Fair Work Commission to…

ASIC defeated and ordered to pay costs

February 13 2014 The recent case of Australian Securities and Investment Commission v Glenn Franklin and Ors VID1359/2013 has raised some interesting issues in respect…

A minor typo with major consequences for a statutory demand

March 15 2019 In a recent Supreme Court case[1], the Court held that a statutory demand was not served because it was incorrectly addressed to the Company…

The case of a dispute over air conditioning that made it all the way to the Supreme Court

April 9 2019 When a landlord failed to repair an air conditioner, the Court held that the tenant could not terminate the lease or claim that…

A $2 million-dollar error: What SMSF professionals can learn from the auditor liability cases

April 16 2019 Recent findings highlight SMSF audit risk and provide highly useful, transferable lessons for accountants and lawyers. In brief: The cases of Cam &…

The case of a dispute over air conditioning that made it all the way to the Supreme Court

April 9 2019 When a landlord failed to repair an air conditioner, the Court held that the tenant could not terminate the lease or claim that…

Court awards damages for building works not completed in a reasonable time

March 20 2019 Renovations dragging on? A recent decision determined there was an implied term that building works be completed within a reasonable period of time…

A minor typo with major consequences for a statutory demand

March 15 2019 In a recent Supreme Court case[1], the Court held that a statutory demand was not served because it was incorrectly addressed to the Company…

Structuring SMSF investments in managed investment schemes - lessons from the Aussiegolfa case

March 2 2019 The decision of the Full Federal Court in Aussiegolfa Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCAFC 122 has held that…