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Williams + Hughes is a Western Australian law firm specialising in commercial law and commercial litigation, intellectual property and dispute…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 15 Aug 2019

Minutes of Board Meetings: more than just a "box ticking" exercise

The importance of minute taking at Board meetings was recently highlighted by the Financial Services Royal Commission. The Governance Institute of…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 15 Aug 2019

Vying for social media engagement: More risk than reward?

The recent Court decision in Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 766 (the Voller case) highlights a danger inherent in using social media -…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 2 Aug 2019

Board Spills - Getting the notice right

There has been a significant rise in shareholder activism over the last couple of years. Often this is driven by shareholders with financial capacity…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 19 Jul 2019

The ACCC continues its crack down on the use of unfair contract terms

Uber Eats agreed this week to amend its contracts with restaurants following an investigation by the ACCC. From at least 2016, Uber Eats’ contracts…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 8 Jul 2019

Franchising: Federal Court freezes assets of franchisor to protect franchisees who claim they were misled

Jump Swim is an Australian-based franchisor that sells franchises to franchisees wishing to operate their own Jump Swim School to supply…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 28 Jun 2019

Employment law changes from 1 July 2019 - take note !

Employers should take note of changes to the employment landscape that take effect on 1 July 2019. Increase in the National Minimum Wage and modern…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 21 Jun 2019

Keeping your financials “off the record”: from 1 July 2019 fewer companies need to lodge their financial accounts with ASIC

Recent changes to the Corporations Act 2001 remove the need for many companies to lodge annual financial accounts with ASIC. With effect from 1 July…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 19 Jun 2019

Minimum wage increase to apply in Australia from 1 July 2019

All employers should be aware of the Fair Work Commission's (FWC's) decision regarding the 2018/2019 annual wage review. The FWC announced a 3%…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 18 Jun 2019

Peanut Butter Battle of Jars and Trade Marks

Peanut butter is big business in Australia. In 2017 the Australian peanut butter market was worth $110 million in annual sales. A brand recognisable…

Williams + Hughes | Australia | 18 Jun 2019

The ACCC is targeting the Australian Wine Sector- winemakers must update their supply contracts with growers

On 3 June 2019 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC), Australia's competition and consumer protection regulator, released an…
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