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What happens if a company’s sole director/shareholder dies?

May 17 2018 SME business people such as finance brokers usually relish the freedom from legal formality afforded by the sole director/shareholder company model…

Can you dismiss an employee by phone, SMS or email?

June 8 2018 In a society where the use of technology including mobile telephones and computers has become so prevalent, it is no surprise that electronic devices…

Smooth or crunchy? Australian court issues injunction to stop international arbitration in New York concerning intellectual property rights in Kraft peanut butter

May 10 2018 In January 2017, an Australian company, Bega Cheese Limited (Bega), announced that it had agreed to purchase the Australia and New Zealand grocery and…

The Flexibility Quandary: Challenges for Employers in Keeping Pace with the Modern Workplace

March 23 2018 The environment in which work is conducted is no longer constrained by traditional notions of a workplace where certain tasks and activities are…

Are Your Employees’ Personal Lives, Company Business?

February 23 2018 In light of the recent exhaustive and intrusive media coverage about The Honourable Barnaby Joyce MP’s affair with his staffer, the question that…

ACCC eviscerates standard equipment finance contracts: key terms declared unenforceable

September 8 2022 In August 2022 the Federal Court gave judgment in the unfair contract terms (“UCT”) case launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer…

Employment Law: Back to Basics

September 8 2022 Our clients’ often come to us with questions that go to the heart of the employment relationship, and we are continually surprised that experienced…

Health service providers and the slippery slope to a privacy complaint

August 30 2022 No business likes having a regulator publish the details of complaints made against it, much less any penalties imposed and remedial steps they’re…

Labor’s New Ambitious Labour Laws

August 26 2022 The industrial landscape of Australia has changed rapidly in recent years, with the evolution of the gig-economy and business’ over-reliance on labour…

Keypoint wins NewLaw Firm of the Year

August 16 2022 Keypoint is pleased to announce that it has been awarded NewLaw Firm of the Year at the 2022 Australian Law Awards. Commenting on this award…