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Cryonics & estate planning: Cool idea or should we just let it go?

December 3 2018 Last year, it was announced that a cryogenics facility was going to be opened in Holbrook, New South Wales which makes Australia the third country in…

Password to $200m digital currency account lost on death

February 12 2019 The founder of a Canadian cyrptocurrency exchange suddenly died overseas. His death has left about CAD$190 million (approx. AUD$200 million) of…

The teeth of the tiger - Penalties coming for unfair contract terms

July 22 2019 When the unfair contract terms provisions of the Australian Consumer Law were extended to apply to small business contracts in late 2016, some users…

Franchising in Australia

August 27 2019 A wide-ranging guide to franchise law and practice in Australia, including business structures, legal frameworks, taxes, IP issues and dispute resolution, among other things.

Employment law issues in the food & beverage industry

November 22 2019 Over the last 12-18 months we have seen demand in the food & beverage industry accelerate in all sectors, tempered only by the horrifying drought…

Safety update: Developments in workplace mental health

December 12 2019 It’s hard to believe that it has been more than a year since we held our well attended mental health in the workplace breakfast seminar at the RACV…

Family violence - The flaws in our system

December 9 2019 When Senator Pauline Hanson made comments in September 2019 suggesting that the Family Law system was biased against men, and with reference to a new…

Bushfires & safety prosecution risk - Company found guilty of OHS breaches

December 3 2019 This update comes at a time when people and businesses in Queensland and New South Wales are dealing with the aftermath of a recent bushfire crisis…

Financial Agreements … or Friendly Agreements?

December 2 2019 However financial agreements are prescribed under the Act. When a couple enters into a financial agreement, they relinquish their rights to bring a…

Managing Performance in the Age of Adverse Action Claims

November 28 2019 This is the first in a 4 part series of posts on ‘Managing Performance in the Age of Adverse Action Claims’, and is based on a presentation and paper…