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Client Profile: Detmold Group

December 17, 2020

South Australian paper & packaging group calls on long history of innovation to contribute to the COVID-19 response. In what is regarded as...

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Last Chance to Avoid Casual Worker “Double-Dipping” Disaster

December 17, 2020

Leave entitlements to be challenged in the High Court after the Federal Government’s epic fail in Federal Court The High Court has granted...

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Family Law Court Initiatives

December 17, 2020

It is a well recognised fact, amongst lawyers and the community, that family law claims can be expensive and take a long time...

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Debt Recovery and Maximising Costs Recoveries

December 17, 2020

No business wants the cashflow interruption or the diversion of attention that having to chase a debt brings. Almost inevitably, though, businesses at...

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Onus of Proof in Tax Disputes

December 17, 2020

For taxpayers engaged in matters with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) where facts are in dispute, the ATO will point out that the...

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No Thanks! Effective Disclaimer of a Trust Entitlement

December 17, 2020

Attempts to disclaim an entitlement to trust, income or capital have arisen in various contexts for various reasons. The contexts often include receipt...

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A Win for Women in Pelvic Mesh Class Action – for the Moment …

December 17, 2020

GILL v ETHICON SÁRL & ORS (NO 5) [2019] FCA 1905 This was a representative proceeding under Part IVA of the Federal Court...

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All for One and One for All!

December 17, 2020

South Australian Employment Tribunal finds that all members of a group under a licence of self-insurance are equally and severally liable for suitable...

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Building and Construction Contracts: The Importance of Good Contract Administration

December 17, 2020

Adelaide’s landscape is constantly changing. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has stymied the growth of many industries, the State Government’s Renew Adelaide project and...

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King Reigns All: High Court Decides Holding Companies May Be Held Accountable for Subsidiary Company Actions

December 17, 2020

The High Court of Australia decision broadens section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 interpretation, meaning that potentially anyone can be considered an...

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Staff Profile: William Esau

December 17, 2020

Our Commercial Property ‘go-to’, William Esau, on COVID-19, Fast Bikes & French Love Affairs.    William Esau is one of the firm’s founding directors,...

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Client Profile: Eldercare

April 10, 2020

In Aged Care, High Profile Scrutiny Means Staying Ahead of the Game is a Must. Progressive. Diverse. Agile. Collaborative. These are not normally...

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The Covid-19 Outbreak and Contract Relief in the Form of Force Majeure

April 10, 2020

Introduction The new lunar year of the Metal Rat has regrettably commenced amidst an abundance of wretched disasters. Whether flood, fires and most...

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The Issue of Capacity

April 10, 2020

Although most people over 65 will not suffer cognitive impairment, for a large minority, dementia and other age-related conditions will enter their lives...

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Land Tax Reform – What Does it All Mean?

April 10, 2020

The Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2019 (SA) (the Amending Act) has now been enacted and introduces progressive changes to the Land Tax...

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Who Owns Intellectual Property? Employer or Employee

April 10, 2020

Disputes between employers and employees as to who owns the intellectual property (“IP”) developed by an employee have been frequent causes for litigation...

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“Confidential” Means Confidential

April 10, 2020

Crown Resorts V Zantran Clauses requiring parties to keep information confidential are frequently found in contracts. These may typically be contracts of employment,...

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On the Hook: Directors in the Tax Firing Line

April 10, 2020

The personal responsibilities of company directors are getting more and more stringent with new laws proposed to extend directors’ penalty notice regimes to...

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The Long Reach of Spousal Maintenance

April 10, 2020

It is not often that a particular Family Law case receives media attention, but that happened last year with the case of Blevins...

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Modern Issues in Business Succession Planning

April 10, 2020

Business succession planning is critical in ensuring that any transition of the business, whether during your lifetime or following your death, is a...

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Residence Issues for Trust Estates With Foreign Corporate Trustees

April 10, 2020

The notional taxpayer described in Australian law as a ‘trust estate’ is required to calculate its net income as if it was a...

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Staff Profile: John Walsh

April 10, 2020

A life-changing year In January 2014 John, as Managing Partner of Donaldson Walsh, was looking forward to continuing to guide his firm through...

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Client Profile: Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT)

September 26, 2019

Nurturing 50,000 years of Indigenous culture with 21st century technology. All in a day’s work at CfAT. Since its inception in 1980, the...

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Whistleblower Protection Laws

September 26, 2019

We have previously reported on the new whistleblower protection laws which came into operation on 1 July 2019 through the Treasury Laws Amendment...

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Good to Give

September 26, 2019

DW Fox Tucker Firm and Employee Giving Program The DW Fox Tucker Charity Committee has recently undergone a revamp, and we are up...

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Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain

September 26, 2019

Slave is defined in the Macquarie Encyclopaedic Dictionary as: 1. /sleiv/ n. someone who is the property of, and wholly subject to another...

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Insurers to be Barred from Using Unfair Contracts

September 26, 2019

As widely reported in the press, the Morrison Government is set to scrap exemptions to the rules against unfair contract terms for insurance...

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Top Tips for Creating your Trade Mark

September 26, 2019

A trade mark can be a valuable asset for any business. Google’s trade mark, for example, is worth an estimated $167.7 billion, while...

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Damages for Disappointing Holiday

September 26, 2019

Can you sue if a package holiday does not go as planned? In some circumstances, you can. Read on… Scenic Tours v Moore...

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Direct Marketing and Data Sharing: Shahin v BP Australia

September 26, 2019

Direct marketing is a prevalent and ever-increasing aspect of life in this digital age. Direct marketing does not, of course, have to be...

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