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Young Lawyers Book Launch - TressCox Lawyers - The Law Society of New South Wales Journal - April 2015

Young Lawyers Book Launch - TressCox Lawyers - The Law Society of New South Wales Journal - April 2015

01 April 2015

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned and a number of Team Members have appeared in photographs in a feature piece titled ‘Young Lawyers Book Launch’ in The Law Society of New South Wales...

Part-time work popular at leading firms - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 16 January 2015

Part-time work popular at leading firms - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 16 January 2015

16 May 2015

TressCox Lawyers has been included in a table in an article titled ‘Part-time work popular at leading firms’ in The Australian, Friday 16 January 2015. The article looks at the recent...

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in The Australian Financial Review and The Australian Partnership Surveys - 12 December 2014

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in The Australian Financial Review and The Australian Partnership Surveys - 12 December 2014

12 December 2014

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in both The Australian Financial Review and The Australian as part of their Partnership Surveys, Friday 12 December 2014. Within The Australian Financial Review, the...

Job boom bursts as firms wield axe - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - Friday 9 December 2011

Job boom bursts as firms wield axe - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - Friday 9 December 2011

09 December 2011

An article titled 'Job boom bursts as firms wield axe' in the Legal Affairs section of the Australian, on Friday 9 December 2011 list TressCox Lawyers in two tables measuring...

Folk Law - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly - Friday 2 December 2011

Folk Law - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly - Friday 2 December 2011

01 December 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned with Director of Finance Michael Manak, Senior Associate Guy Moloney, and Solicitors Antony Anisse and Alex Staples appearing in a photograph in the Folk Law...

Moves to boost women - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 9 December 2011

Moves to boost women - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 9 December 2011

09 December 2011

TressCox Lawyers features in The Australian Financial Review - Friday 9 December 2011 in an article titled 'Moves to boost women' which lists the Firm in a table that measures the average...

Howdy, partners - TressCox Lawyers - The Age website - 16 November 2011

Howdy, partners - TressCox Lawyers - The Age website - 16 November 2011

16 November 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled 'Howdy, partners' on theage.com.au website, posted Wednesday 16 November 2011. The article is about Dan Flynn joining the Firm's...

TressCox expands property line up - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly Website - 15 November 2011

TressCox expands property line up - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly Website - 15 November 2011

15 November 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned and Partner's, Dan Flynn and Christopher Conolly, titled 'TressCox expands property line up' on the LawyersWeekly.com.au website, posted Tuesday 15...

TressCox builds property practice from Mallesons, Rigby Cook - TressCox Lawyers - The New Lawyer Website - 15 November 2011

TressCox builds property practice from Mallesons, Rigby Cook - TressCox Lawyers - The New Lawyer Website - 15 November 2011

15 November 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled 'TressCox builds property practice from Mallesons, Rigby Cook' on the TheNewLawyer.com.au website, posted Tuesday 15 November 2011. The...

TressCox builds property practice - TressCox Lawyers - The New Lawyer website - 8 December 2011

TressCox builds property practice - TressCox Lawyers - The New Lawyer website - 8 December 2011

08 December 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled 'TressCox builds property practice from Melbourne rivals' posted on The New Lawyer website on Thursday 8 December 2011. The article is...

No place for litigation funding in US - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly - 18 November 2011

No place for litigation funding in US - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly - 18 November 2011

18 November 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled 'No place for litigation funding in US' in the Lawyers Weekly magazine, published Friday 18 November 2011. The article, which mentions...

Top firms boost graduate intake - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 9 December 2011

Top firms boost graduate intake - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 9 December 2011

09 December 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled 'Top firms boost graduate intake'. TressCox is compared to a number of other firms in a table measuring 'The biggest intake of...

'Lawyers get mo money' - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Financial Review - 11 November 2011

'Lawyers get mo money' - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Financial Review - 11 November 2011

11 November 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled 'Lawyers get mo money' in The Australian Financial Review, Legal Affairs section, Page 42 on Friday 11 November 2011. The article is...

TressCox building property practice - TressCox Lawyers - LegalBusinessOnline.com Website - 14 November 2011

TressCox building property practice - TressCox Lawyers - LegalBusinessOnline.com Website - 14 November 2011

14 November 2011

The Firm has been mentioned in an article titled 'TressCox builds property practice' on the ALB LegalBusinessOnline.com website, posted Monday 14 November 2011. The article is about the new...

Women take a third of new partnerships - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 8 July 2011

Women take a third of new partnerships - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 8 July 2011

08 July 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been included in three tables in an article titled 'Women take a third of new partnerships' published in the Legal Affairs section of The Australian on Friday 8 July 2011....

The Walk and Talk of Law Week - TressCox Lawyers - Law Society Journal - July 2011

The Walk and Talk of Law Week - TressCox Lawyers - Law Society Journal - July 2011

01 July 2011

TressCox Team Members have been featured in the July edition of the Law Society Journal, in an article titled 'The walk and talk of Law Week'. The article is about the Pilch Walk for Justice...

World cup XI to defend their honour - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 22 July 2011

World cup XI to defend their honour - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 22 July 2011

22 July 2011

TressCox Lawyers recent hosting of a farewell function for the Australian Lawyers Cricket Council has been mentioned in an article titled 'World cup XI to defend their honour' in The...

Signing spree as firms push for growth - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Financial Review - 26 June 2011

Signing spree as firms push for growth - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Financial Review - 26 June 2011

27 June 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled "Singing spree as firms push for growth" for its development over the past year. The article looks at the growth of partnerships...

Interactive Advertising Bureau - TressCox Lawyers - Interactive Advertising Bureau - May 2011

Interactive Advertising Bureau - TressCox Lawyers - Interactive Advertising Bureau - May 2011

26 May 2011

The Firm has been mentioned in a number of articles, in its capacity as adviser to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB): 'IAB Australia appoints Neilsen' posted on the IAB UK website...

Best Lawyers Results - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 4 March 2011

Best Lawyers Results - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 4 March 2011

04 March 2011

"The Best Lawyers® Australia" survey is based on peer-review conducted over 6 months and involved more than 20,000 confidential nominations and evaluations from more than 1,000 of...

International Women's Day - TressCox Lawyers - The Tea Centre e-newsletter - 15 March 2011

International Women's Day - TressCox Lawyers - The Tea Centre e-newsletter - 15 March 2011

15 March 2011

TressCox has been mentioned in an article entitled "International Women's Day" in the March edition of The Tea Centre's e-Newsletter. The article is about the Connected Women Network...

The Australian Professional Liability Blog - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Professional Liabilities Blog - February 2011

The Australian Professional Liability Blog - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Professional Liabilities Blog - February 2011

28 February 2011

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in the Australian Professional Liabilities Blog in regards to our Insurance Seminar Series for 2011. Please click here to view the article.

'Leading Commercial IP Law Firms - Sydney 2015' - TressCox Lawyers - Doyles Guide - November 2015

'Leading Commercial IP Law Firms - Sydney 2015' - TressCox Lawyers - Doyles Guide - November 2015

09 November 2015

TressCox Lawyers has been listed as a Recommended Firm in the ‘Leading Commercial IP Law Firms – Sydney 2015’ section on the Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession website,...

'Legal Leaders' - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly Magazine - October 2015

'Legal Leaders' - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly Magazine - October 2015

25 September 2015

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘15th annual Australian Law Awards 2015 Legal Leaders’ published in the Lawyers Weekly magazine, Page 25, October 2015. The article...

'Male lawyers go part-time to stay in the family way' - TressCox Lawyers - The AFR - 5 February 2016

'Male lawyers go part-time to stay in the family way' - TressCox Lawyers - The AFR - 5 February 2016

05 February 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Male lawyers go part-time to stay in the family way’ published in the Legal Affairs section of the AFR, Friday 5 February 2016....

'Mid-sized firms beat big end of town on flexible work' - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 22 January 2016

'Mid-sized firms beat big end of town on flexible work' - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 22 January 2016

22 January 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in a ‘Partner time work: How the firms compare’ table in the Legal Affairs section of The Australian. The table is part of an article titled...

'Women now 24pc of law firm partners' - TressCox Lawyers - The AFR - 22 January 2016

'Women now 24pc of law firm partners' - TressCox Lawyers - The AFR - 22 January 2016

22 January 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in a ‘Mind the gap’ table in the Legal Affairs section of The Australian. The table is part of an article titled ‘Women now 24pc of law firm...

'Partnership Survey' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian - 18 December 2015

'Partnership Survey' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian - 18 December 2015

18 December 2015

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in The Australian as part of their Partnership Survey, Friday 18 December 2015. The Firm is listed in three tables titled ‘Equity Partners’, ‘The...

2012 - The year in review: Alone in a crowd - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly website - 7 January 2013

2012 - The year in review: Alone in a crowd - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly website - 7 January 2013

07 January 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘2012 – The year in review: Alone in a crowd’ on the Lawyers Weekly website, posted 7 January 2013. The article outlines the...

Annual Legal Partnership Survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 5 July 2013

Annual Legal Partnership Survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 5 July 2013

05 July 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been included in the annual Legal Partnership Survey in the Legal Affairs section of The Australian, Friday 5 July 2013. The Firm is listed in three tables which outline the firms...

Appointments and Promotions Announcement - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 5 July 2013

Appointments and Promotions Announcement - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 5 July 2013

05 July 2013

TressCox Lawyers new appointments advertisement has featured on the front page of the Legal Affairs section of The Australian Financial Review, Friday 5 July 2013. The advertisement announces the...

Asia-Mena Counsel In-House Counsel Handbook 2012 - TressCox Lawyers - Asia-Mena Counsel In-House Counsel Handbook

Asia-Mena Counsel In-House Counsel Handbook 2012 - TressCox Lawyers - Asia-Mena Counsel In-House Counsel Handbook

13 February 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been included in the Asia-Mena Counsel Asia Pacific and Middle East In-House Counsel Handbook 2012 edition. The In-House Handbook is a guide for in-house lawyers and senior...

Asian shift broadens diversity focus - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 6 July 2012

Asian shift broadens diversity focus - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 6 July 2012

06 July 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in Nicola Berkovic's article titled 'Asian shift broadens diversity focus' in the Legal Affairs section of The Australian, Friday 6 July 2012. The...

Bates switches lawyers - TressCox Lawyers - The Age website - 17 July 2013

Bates switches lawyers - TressCox Lawyers - The Age website - 17 July 2013

17 July 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article on The Age Newspaper website titled ‘Bates switches lawyers’, posted 17 July 2013. The article is about Dan Bates, a doctor at the centre...

Best Lawyers: Australia - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 2 March 2012

Best Lawyers: Australia - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 2 March 2012

02 March 2012

Scott Chapman, Don Munro, John Petts, Katharine Philp and Peter Thompson have been listed in 'Best Lawyers®: Australia' published in the Australian Financial Review, Friday 2 March 2012....

Briggs-Smith, Moree council dismissed from court - TressCox Lawyers - Moree Champion website - 8 May 2012

Briggs-Smith, Moree council dismissed from court - TressCox Lawyers - Moree Champion website - 8 May 2012

08 May 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled 'Briggs-Smith, Moree council dismissed from court' on the Moree Champion website, 8 May 2012. The article details a Federal...

Cadigal Merger - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 2 April 2013

Cadigal Merger - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 2 April 2013

02 April 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Cadigal merger’ in the Australian Financial Review, Tuesday 2 April 2013. The article discusses how Sydney-based Cadigal Office...

Deja Vu Anyone? - TressCox Lawyers - Australasian Legal Business - March 2013

Deja Vu Anyone? - TressCox Lawyers - Australasian Legal Business - March 2013

01 March 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Deja Vu Anyone?’ in the March 2013 edition of the Australasian Legal Business. The article is a special feature on Brisbane firms...

Display advertising booms back with highest year on year growth since 2008 - TressCox Lawyers - iTWire website - 7 May 2012

Display advertising booms back with highest year on year growth since 2008 - TressCox Lawyers - iTWire website - 7 May 2012

07 May 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned at the end of an article titled 'Display advertising booms back with highest year on year growth since 2008' on the iTWire website. In the article, Paul...

Equality rules to tighten - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 17 May 2013

Equality rules to tighten - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 17 May 2013

17 May 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Equality rules to tighten’ in the Australian Financial Review, Friday 17 May 2013. The article discusses a mandatory reporting...

Gadens join forces with QLD law firm - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 23 January 2013

Gadens join forces with QLD law firm - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 23 January 2013

23 January 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Gadens join forces with QLD law firm’, in The Australian Financial Review, Wednesday 23 January 2013. This article discusses the...

Glass ceiling still keeping women at bay - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 16 December 2011

Glass ceiling still keeping women at bay - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 16 December 2011

16 December 2011

TressCox Lawyers is featured in an article titled "Glass ceiling still keeping women at bay" in The Australian, Friday 16 December 2011. The article details gender equality in the legal...

HBO+EMTB Transforms TressCox - TressCox Lawyers - Indesign Live website - 6 August 2013

HBO+EMTB Transforms TressCox - TressCox Lawyers - Indesign Live website - 6 August 2013

06 August 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been featured on the ‘Indesign Live – a daily connection to architecture & design’ website in an article titled “HBO+EMTB Transforms TressCox”,...

IAB Australia extends deed with Nielsen as sole and exclusive preferred supplier - TressCox Lawyers - PRWire website - 16 April 2013

IAB Australia extends deed with Nielsen as sole and exclusive preferred supplier - TressCox Lawyers - PRWire website - 16 April 2013

16 April 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘IAB Australia extends deed with Nielsen as sole and exclusive preferred supplier of online audience measurement in Australia’ on...

In the public interest - a closer look at QPILCH - TressCox Lawyers - The Proctor - July 2012

In the public interest - a closer look at QPILCH - TressCox Lawyers - The Proctor - July 2012

01 July 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled 'In the public interest - a closer look at QPILCH' in the Proctor, the Queensland Law Society Magazine. The article details the recent...

In the Public Interest - TressCox Lawyers - QPILCH Newsletter - July 2013

In the Public Interest - TressCox Lawyers - QPILCH Newsletter - July 2013

01 July 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in the Rural, Regional and Remote Casework section of the latest Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH) ‘In the Public Interest’...

Law firms sign onto pro bono one-stop-shop - TressCox Lawyers - Australasian Lawyer website - May 2015

Law firms sign onto pro bono one-stop-shop - TressCox Lawyers - Australasian Lawyer website - May 2015

22 May 2015

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Law firms sign onto pro bono one-stop-shop’ on the Australasian Lawyer website, posted Friday 22 May 2015. The article discusses...

Lawyers locked up for good cause - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly website - 22 October 2013

Lawyers locked up for good cause - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly website - 22 October 2013

22 October 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article on the Lawyers Weekly website titled ‘Lawyers locked up for good cause’, posted 22 October 2013. The article is about the recent Lock Up A...

Legal Partnership Survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 28 June 2013

Legal Partnership Survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 28 June 2013

28 June 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been included in the annual Legal Partnership Survey in the Legal Affairs section of the Australian Financial Review, 28 June 2013. The article titled ‘Partner numbers take...

Merger promises broader services - TressCox Lawyers - Brisbane Legal - September 2012

Merger promises broader services - TressCox Lawyers - Brisbane Legal - September 2012

01 September 2012

TressCox Lawyers has featured in an article titled 'Merger promises broader services' in Brisbane Legal, September 2012. The article details the merger and the reasons for the merger. Please...

Mid tier is top for women partners - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly - 23 November 2012

Mid tier is top for women partners - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly - 23 November 2012

23 November 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Mid tier is top for women partners’, published in the Lawyers Weekly 23 November 2012 edition. The article looks at recently...

Mid-tier firms top table for job creation - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 29 June 2012

Mid-tier firms top table for job creation - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 29 June 2012

29 June 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article by Chris Merritt titled 'Mid-tier firms top table for job creation' in The Australian, Friday 29 June 2012. The article lists the Firm in two...

Mid-tier practices lag behind larger rivals - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 5 October 2012

Mid-tier practices lag behind larger rivals - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 5 October 2012

05 October 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Mid-tier practices lag behind larger rivals’ published in The Australian, Friday 5 October 2012. The article critiques the results...

Nielsen wins IAB Australia Digital Audience Measurement tender - TressCox Lawyers - IAB, PRWire, Mumbrella and B&T websites - 13 October 2014

Nielsen wins IAB Australia Digital Audience Measurement tender - TressCox Lawyers - IAB, PRWire, Mumbrella and B&T websites - 13 October 2014

13 October 2014

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in a media release titled ‘Nielsen wins IAB Australia Digital Audience Measurement tender’ published on the IAB website, 13 October 2014. The media...

Online advertising defies media market recording 17 per cent and almost $400 million growth - TressCox Lawyers - AimGroup.com - 14 February 2012

Online advertising defies media market recording 17 per cent and almost $400 million growth - TressCox Lawyers - AimGroup.com - 14 February 2012

14 February 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled "Online advertising defies media market recording 17 per cent and almost $400 million growth" on the AimGroup.com website. The...

Our Valued pARTners - TressCox Lawyers - Arts Law Centre Australia website - 30 April 2014

Our Valued pARTners - TressCox Lawyers - Arts Law Centre Australia website - 30 April 2014

30 April 2014

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Our Valued pARTners’ published on the Arts Law Centre of Australia website, Wednesday 30 April 2014. The article is about the Arts...

Partnership survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 7 December 2012

Partnership survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian - 7 December 2012

07 December 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned as part of a partnership survey in The Australian on Friday 7 December 2012. Please click here to view the article.

Partnership Survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 27 June 2014

Partnership Survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 27 June 2014

27 June 2014

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in two tables as part of the Partnership Survey in The Australian Financial Review, Friday 27 June 2014. The first table, ‘Size matters’ looks at the...

Partnership Survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review & The Australian - 4 July 2014

Partnership Survey - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review & The Australian - 4 July 2014

04 July 2014

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in both The Australian Financial Review and The Australian as part of their Partnership Surveys, Friday 4 July 2014. In The Australian Financial Review, TressCox...

Partnership Surveys - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian and The Australian Financial Review - 13 December 2013

Partnership Surveys - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian and The Australian Financial Review - 13 December 2013

13 December 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in both The Australian and The Australian Financial Review as part of their Partnership Surveys, Friday 13 December 2013. In The Australian, the Firm is listed in a...

Partnership Surveys - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review & The Australian - 14 December 2012

Partnership Surveys - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review & The Australian - 14 December 2012

14 December 2012

TressCox Lawyers mentioned in several articles in The Australian Financial Review as part of a partnership survey on Friday 14 December 2012. Please click here to view the articles. TressCox Lawyers...

Perth: Corrs move to Brookfield Place - TressCox Lawyers - Australasian Legal Business - 18 June 2013

Perth: Corrs move to Brookfield Place - TressCox Lawyers - Australasian Legal Business - 18 June 2013

18 June 2013

TressCox Lawyers have been mentioned in article titled ‘Perth: Corrs move to Brookfield Place’ posted on the Australasian Legal Business website, posted Tuesday 18 June 2013. The article...

Self Representation Service News and Referral Service News - TressCox Lawyers - QPILCH Newsletter - October 2013

Self Representation Service News and Referral Service News - TressCox Lawyers - QPILCH Newsletter - October 2013

01 October 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in the Self Representation Service News and Referral Service News sections of QPILCH’s In The Public Interest Newsletter, October 2013. The first mention is...

Sydney DLA Piper to move to 1 Martin Place - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Legal Business website - 4 June 2013

Sydney DLA Piper to move to 1 Martin Place - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Legal Business website - 4 June 2013

04 June 2013

TressCox Lawyers recent Sydney office move to the MLC Centre has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Sydney DLA Piper to move to 1 Martin Place’ on the Australian Legal Business (ALB)...

TressCox bound for MLC Centre - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 29 November 2012

TressCox bound for MLC Centre - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Financial Review - 29 November 2012

29 November 2012

TressCox Lawyers has featured in an article published in the Property section, Page 37, of The Australian Financial Review on Thursday 29 November 2012. The article, titled ‘TressCox bound for...

TressCox Brisbane to merge with Macrossans Lawyers - TressCox Lawyers - In the media - 24 August 2012

TressCox Brisbane to merge with Macrossans Lawyers - TressCox Lawyers - In the media - 24 August 2012

24 August 2012

TressCox Lawyers featured in the media following the announcement of a merger with Macrossans Lawyers. The below article details the merger and the reasons for the merger. Please click here to view...

TressCox Lawyers listed in IFLR1000 2013 Guide for Banking - 23 October 2012

TressCox Lawyers listed in IFLR1000 2013 Guide for Banking - 23 October 2012

23 October 2012

TressCox Lawyers has appeared in the Banking section of the 2013 IFLR1000. The IFLR1000 is an annual guide to leading financial and corporate law firms. Law firm rankings are based on the...

TressCox Lawyers submission to the IFLR1000 2014 Guide for Banking has been successful - October 2013

TressCox Lawyers submission to the IFLR1000 2014 Guide for Banking has been successful - October 2013

01 October 2013

TressCox Lawyers submission to the IFLR1000 Guide has been successful, with TressCox appearing in the ‘Other Notable’ tier of the Banking section for the 2014 results. Partners, Alistair...

TressCox moves into Sydney's MLC Centre - TressCox Lawyers - Australasian Legal Business website - 13 May 2013

TressCox moves into Sydney's MLC Centre - TressCox Lawyers - Australasian Legal Business website - 13 May 2013

13 May 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘TressCox moves into Sydney’s MLC Centre’ on the Australasian Legal Business website, posted Monday 13 May 2013. The article...

TressCox promotes - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly website - 8 June 2012

TressCox promotes - TressCox Lawyers - Lawyers Weekly website - 8 June 2012

08 June 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled, 'TressCox promotes six' on the Lawyers Weekly website, Friday 8 June 2012. The article details the promotions of TressCox Senior...

TressCox promotes within - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Legal Business website - 7 June 2012

TressCox promotes within - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Legal Business website - 7 June 2012

07 June 2012

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled, 'TressCox promotes within' on the Australian Legal Business website, Thursday 7 June 2012. The article details the promotions of Nina...

TressCox to merge with Macrossans - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Finacial Review - 24 August 2012

TressCox to merge with Macrossans - TressCox Lawyers - The Australian Finacial Review - 24 August 2012

24 August 2012

TressCox Lawyers featured in an article titled 'TressCox to merge with Macrossans' in the Legal Affairs section of The Australian Financial Review, Friday 24 August 2012. The article outlines...

Vacancies at the big end of town - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Financial Review - 22 February 2013

Vacancies at the big end of town - TressCox Lawyers - Australian Financial Review - 22 February 2013

22 February 2013

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article ‘Vacancies at the big end of town’, in the Australian Financial Review, Friday 22 February 2013. The articles discusses the possibility of...

Women partners stalemate - TressCox Lawyers & Chairman, Scott Chapman - The Australian - 27 June 2014

Women partners stalemate - TressCox Lawyers & Chairman, Scott Chapman - The Australian - 27 June 2014

27 June 2014

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned and Scott Chapman quoted in an article titled ‘Women partners stalemate’ as part of the Partnership Survey in The Australian, Friday 27 June 2014. The...

'Firms' gender diversity compared' - TressCox Lawyers mentioned in Lawyers Weekly article - 14 October 2016

'Firms' gender diversity compared' - TressCox Lawyers mentioned in Lawyers Weekly article - 14 October 2016

14 October 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article on the Lawyers Weekly website titled ‘Firms’ gender diversity compared’, published Friday 14 October 2016. The article discusses a...

'How to get the word out' - TressCox Lawyers - Law Institute Victoria Journal - June 2016

'How to get the word out' - TressCox Lawyers - Law Institute Victoria Journal - June 2016

22 June 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in the ‘Blogs to look out for’ section of an article titled ‘How to get the word out’ in the Law Institute Victoria Journal, June 2016 edition....

'Law firms embrace flexible working' - TressCox Lawyers mentioned in The Australian Financial Review - 10 February 2017

'Law firms embrace flexible working' - TressCox Lawyers mentioned in The Australian Financial Review - 10 February 2017

10 February 2017

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned and Executive Chairman, Scott Chapman has been quoted in an article titled ‘Law firms embrace flexible working’ on the Australian Financial Review...

'NSW Government Legal Services Panel announced' - TressCox Lawyers mentioned on Lawyers Weekly website - 11 July 2016

'NSW Government Legal Services Panel announced' - TressCox Lawyers mentioned on Lawyers Weekly website - 11 July 2016

11 July 2016

TressCox Lawyers recent success in being appointed to the NSW Government Legal Services Panel has been mentioned on the Lawyers Weekly website in an article titled ‘NSW Government Legal Services...

'Part-time vs Full-time (Partnership Survey)' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian - 15 July 2016

'Part-time vs Full-time (Partnership Survey)' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian - 15 July 2016

15 July 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in The Australian in a continuation of their Partnership Survey results, published Friday 15 July 2016. The Firm is listed in a table, in the Legal Affairs section...

'Partnership Survey' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian - Friday 24 June 2016

'Partnership Survey' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian - Friday 24 June 2016

24 June 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in The Australian as part of their Partnership Survey (page 27 of the Legal Affairs section) in a table titled ‘Fastest Growing Legal Practices: Partner...

'Partnership Surveys' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian and The AFR - 1 July 2016

'Partnership Surveys' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian and The AFR - 1 July 2016

01 July 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in The Australian and The Australian Financial Review (AFR) as part of their Partnership Surveys, published Friday 1 July 2016. TressCox Executive Chairman, Scott...

'Renewed calls for gender quality in law amid uneven High Court representation' - TressCox Lawyers mentioned on Australasian Lawyer website

'Renewed calls for gender quality in law amid uneven High Court representation' - TressCox Lawyers mentioned on Australasian Lawyer website

01 March 2017

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in an article titled ‘Renewed calls for gender equality in law amid uneven High Court representation’ on the Australasian Lawyers website, posted 1...

'The biggest intakes of graduates (Partnership Survey)' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian - 8 July 2016

'The biggest intakes of graduates (Partnership Survey)' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian - 8 July 2016

08 July 2016

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in The Australian in their Partnership Survey, published Friday 8 July 2016. The Firm is listed in a table, in the Legal Affairs section (page 27) titled ‘The...

'Leading Health & Aged Care Law Firm and Lawyers - NSW, 2017' - TressCox Lawyers and Christopher Conolly recognised

'Leading Health & Aged Care Law Firm and Lawyers - NSW, 2017' - TressCox Lawyers and Christopher Conolly recognised

12 July 2017

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in the Recommended tier of a ‘Leading Health & Aged Care Law Firms – News South Wales, 2017’ table. Christopher Conolly has also been listed on...

'Partnership Survey' - TressCox Lawyers listed in AFR and The Australian - 30 June 2017

'Partnership Survey' - TressCox Lawyers listed in AFR and The Australian - 30 June 2017

30 June 2017

TressCox Lawyers has been mentioned in The Australian and The Australian Financial Review (AFR) in their Partnership Surveys, published Friday 30 June 2017. In The Australian, TressCox is listed in...

'Partnership Surveys' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian and The AFR - 7 July 2017

'Partnership Surveys' - TressCox Lawyers listed in The Australian and The AFR - 7 July 2017

07 July 2017

TressCox Lawyers has been listed in two tables in The Australian and The Australian Financial Review (AFR) in a continuation of their Partnership Surveys, published Friday 2 July 2017. In The...

'TressCox makes trans-Tasman move, senior promotions' - Australasian Lawyer mentions TressCox - 5 July 2017

'TressCox makes trans-Tasman move, senior promotions' - Australasian Lawyer mentions TressCox - 5 July 2017

05 July 2017

TressCox Lawyers and Executive Chairman, Scott Chapman have been mentioned in an article titled ‘TressCox makes trans-Tasman move, senior promotions’ on the Australasian Lawyer website,...

Partners Announce Promotions For FY16

Partners Announce Promotions For FY16

01 July 2015

Sydney, (July 2014) – TressCox Lawyers begins the new financial year by announcing a number of promotions. Senior Associate Kylie Agland has been promoted to the Partnership, and two of our...

New Property Partner joins the TressCox National Property Team

New Property Partner joins the TressCox National Property Team

08 February 2016

Sydney (February 2016) – TressCox Lawyers is very pleased to welcome Accredited Property Law Specialist, Gary Newton, to its National Property Team as a Partner in its Sydney office. Gary joins...

TressCox Happy with Announcement of 2016 Asialaw Profiles Directory Results

TressCox Happy with Announcement of 2016 Asialaw Profiles Directory Results

18 November 2015

Sydney, (November 2015) – Building on the success of our recent Asia Pacific Legal 500 results, TressCox Lawyers is proud to announce that we have been recognised in eleven practice areas in the...

TressCox Lawyers Congratulates AACTA Award Winners

TressCox Lawyers Congratulates AACTA Award Winners

10 December 2015

December 2015 - TressCox Lawyers was once again a proud sponsor of the 5th Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) Awards held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Wednesday 9 December...

TressCox Lawyers in the 2016 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide

TressCox Lawyers in the 2016 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide

11 February 2016

Sydney (February 2016) - In the 2016 Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Legal Guide, two of our Partners have been acknowledged, namely Jennifer Huby in TMT: Media and Brian Ambler in Government. The...

TressCox Partners among Australia's Leading Medical Negligence Lawyers

TressCox Partners among Australia's Leading Medical Negligence Lawyers

11 December 2015

December 2015 - I am delighted to announce that three of our Partners in our National Health & Aged Care Team have been recognised in the Doyle’s Legal Guide as Australia’s Leading...

TressCox Strengthens Commercial Litigation Capabilities in Melbourne

TressCox Strengthens Commercial Litigation Capabilities in Melbourne

18 November 2015

Melbourne, (November 2015) – TressCox Lawyers is delighted to announce the arrival of new Partner, Andrew Stops, who joins our National Commercial Litigation and Insolvency Team. Andrew joins us...

TressCox's Asia Pacific Legal 500 Directory 2016 Results Reflect A Strong Team

TressCox's Asia Pacific Legal 500 Directory 2016 Results Reflect A Strong Team

17 November 2015

Sydney, (November 2015) – Building on the success of our 2015 results, TressCox Lawyers are proud to announce that we have been recognised in seven practice areas in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific...

"...Client care is second to none" feedback acknowledged in TressCox's Asialaw Profiles 2017 results

"...Client care is second to none" feedback acknowledged in TressCox's Asialaw Profiles 2017 results

25 November 2016

Sydney, (November 2016) –TressCox Lawyers are proud to announce that we have been recognised in eight practice areas in the Asialaw Profiles 2017 legal directory guide results released recently....

Eleven Promotions For The New Financial Year

Eleven Promotions For The New Financial Year

01 July 2017

Sydney, (July 2017) – TressCox Lawyers is very pleased to begin the new financial year by announcing a number of promotions. Two of our Health & Aged Care Senior Associates, Melinda Conry...

Partners acknowledged in 2016 Asialaw Leading Lawyers results

Partners acknowledged in 2016 Asialaw Leading Lawyers results

24 August 2016

Sydney, (August 2016) – TressCox Lawyers is thrilled to announce that five of our Partners have been identified as ‘long established members of a practice team with a reputation for...

Robert McCormack appointed to the Order of Australia

Robert McCormack appointed to the Order of Australia

16 June 2016

Sydney (June 2016) – TressCox Lawyers congratulates Robert McCormack, on his appointment as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday 2016 Honours...

TressCox awarded "Top Listed" Metro Award while recognition continues to grow in Best Lawyers Australia 2017 results

TressCox awarded "Top Listed" Metro Award while recognition continues to grow in Best Lawyers Australia 2017 results

01 March 2016

March 2016 – Since the first Best Lawyers® Australia results were published 9 years ago TressCox has gone from strength to strength in a survey that consists of an exhaustive and rigorous...

TressCox Lawyers Crosses the Tasman

TressCox Lawyers Crosses the Tasman

01 July 2017

TressCox Lawyers is excited to be expanding its physical presence to Wellington, New Zealand having entered into a professional relationship with Fernhill Solutions, Consultancy & Advisory...

TressCox Lawyers expands Canberra presence

TressCox Lawyers expands Canberra presence

01 March 2017

TressCox Lawyers is delighted to announce a significant increase in its presence in Canberra. This is a direct response to increased demand in the Government space and a number of our key clients...

TressCox Lawyers honoured to play a part in supporting film and television in Australia

TressCox Lawyers honoured to play a part in supporting film and television in Australia

07 December 2016

Sydney, (December 2016) – It was with great pleasure that TressCox Lawyers sponsored the 6th Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) Awards held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney...

TressCox Lawyers International Business Partner, Philip Mitchell awarded Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation

TressCox Lawyers International Business Partner, Philip Mitchell awarded Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation

07 October 2016

Sydney, (October 2016) – We are honoured to announce that TressCox International Business Partner, Philip Mitchell is among those being recognised with the Japanese Foreign Minister’s...

TressCox Lawyers lends key expertise to disability TV Series

TressCox Lawyers lends key expertise to disability TV Series

13 April 2017

Sydney, (April 2017) - TressCox Lawyers is assisting the Attitude Foundation on its production agreement and distribution rights for the planned pilot episode and TV series featuring people with...

TressCox Lawyers Rated in Construction and Insolvency Law by Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017

TressCox Lawyers Rated in Construction and Insolvency Law by Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017

15 November 2016

Sydney, (November 2016) –TressCox Lawyers are proud to announce that our expertise in Construction and Restructuring & Insolvency Law has been recognised in the latest Asia Pacific Legal 500...

TressCox Lawyers recognised in the 2017 IFLR1000 Legal Guide results

TressCox Lawyers recognised in the 2017 IFLR1000 Legal Guide results

26 October 2016

Sydney, (October 2016) – In the results for the 2017 IFLR1000 Legal Guide of leading financial and corporate law firms TressCox Lawyers has been successful in being recognised as a...

TressCox Lawyers recognised in TMT: Media, Corporate/M&A and Real Estate in 2017 Chambers Guide

TressCox Lawyers recognised in TMT: Media, Corporate/M&A and Real Estate in 2017 Chambers Guide

19 January 2017

Sydney, January 2017 – In the 2017 Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Legal Guide, two of our Partners have been acknowledged, namely Jennifer Huby in TMT: Media and Brian Ambler in Government....

TressCox Partners' Client Service Recognised in 2017 Asialaw Leading Lawyers Results

TressCox Partners' Client Service Recognised in 2017 Asialaw Leading Lawyers Results

06 July 2017

Sydney, (July 2017) – TressCox Lawyers is thrilled to announce that six of our Partners have been identified as either a “head of practice market leading lawyer with an exceptional record...

TressCox Strengthens Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Capabilities in Brisbane

TressCox Strengthens Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Capabilities in Brisbane

26 October 2016

Brisbane, (October 2016) – TressCox Lawyers is delighted to announce the arrival of new Senior Associate, Vanessa James-McPhee, who joins our National Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Team....

TressCox Strengthens International Business Capabilities in Melbourne

TressCox Strengthens International Business Capabilities in Melbourne

26 October 2016

Melbourne, (October 2016) – TressCox Lawyers is delighted to announce the arrival of new Special Counsel, Sandy Lai, who joins our National International Law and Corporate Advisory Teams. Sandy...

Two TressCox Partners awarded Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers Australia 2018 results

Two TressCox Partners awarded Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers Australia 2018 results

07 April 2017

Sydney, (April 2018) – TressCox Lawyers is excited to have a number of our senior lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers®: Australia, published in the Australia...

2017 Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Law Masterclass Workshop Series - Brisbane

2017 Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Law Masterclass Workshop Series - Brisbane

09 November 2017

In 2017, our Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Law Team have launched a series of in-depth Masterclass Workshops in Brisbane. The Masterclass Series has been created to provide employers and...

2017 Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Law Seminar Series

2017 Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Law Seminar Series

02 August 2017

In 2017 we will be running a series of seminars in Brisbane focusing on five key areas of Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Law. The aim for the Series is to provide you with practical examples...

TressCox Lawyers 2017 Insurance & Insurance Litigation Law Seminar Series

TressCox Lawyers 2017 Insurance & Insurance Litigation Law Seminar Series

05 October 2017

What can you expect? The seminars will be an opportunity for you to learn about recent developments that affect the insurance industry and catch up with other participants in the market. The 2017...

Causation in failure to warn cases: High Court finds in favour of neurosurgeon

Causation in failure to warn cases: High Court finds in favour of neurosurgeon

24 May 2013

Wallace v Kam [2013] HCA 19 (8 May 2013) The May 2013 High Court decision of Wallace v Kam [1] provides important guidance on liability and causation in failure to warn cases. The High Court...

Changes to Australian Privacy Laws: What has happened and what you should do

Changes to Australian Privacy Laws: What has happened and what you should do

16 January 2013

What has happened: The privacy laws have been amended; A set of 13 Australian Privacy Principles have replaced the previous National Privacy Principles; New comprehensive credit reporting system; and...

Development of Crown Land Reserved as Public Recreation Land

Development of Crown Land Reserved as Public Recreation Land

26 May 2015

A decision of the NSW Land & Environment Court handed down on 11 May 2015 has considered what can be developed on Crown land reserved for ‘public recreation’. Friends of King Edward...

Should you pay a tradie in cash? Andrew Whitelaw explains the implications

Should you pay a tradie in cash? Andrew Whitelaw explains the implications

04 July 2011

Question: I’m currently doing some renovations, and one of the tradies I’m using for a small job has asked if I can pay him in cash – for which he’ll charge me a lower price....

Special conditions not-for-profit entities must satisfy for income tax exemption

Special conditions not-for-profit entities must satisfy for income tax exemption

22 May 2015

Not-for-profit entities that fall under the categories listed in Division 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) must satisfy special conditions for their ordinary and statutory income...

Bonsoy Class Action - When are legal costs 'reasonable in the circumstances'?

Bonsoy Class Action - When are legal costs 'reasonable in the circumstances'?

19 May 2015

The Supreme Court of Victoria approved the settlement of the Bonsoy class action on 7 May 2015 [1]. The settlement requires the owner, exporter and manufacturer of Bonsoy Soy Milk to pay a costs...

Changes to Foreign Investment Law - focus on agricultural land and residential real estate

Changes to Foreign Investment Law - focus on agricultural land and residential real estate

24 February 2015

The Australian Prime Minister, the Treasurer and Minister for Agriculture have issued a joint media release indicating that changes will be made to the threshold for purchases of agricultural land in...

Failure to make a Mandatory Notification - A Risk to your Registration

Failure to make a Mandatory Notification - A Risk to your Registration

23 February 2015

On 4 February 2015 the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal approved a consent determination that is one of the first reported decisions of a failure to make a mandatory notification under the Health...

What is "Proper AGM Business"?

What is "Proper AGM Business"?

08 October 2013

Many shareholders and members view the Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) of a company as an opportunity to air their grievances about, and put forward motions on any matter concerning, the...

The use or misuse of the term "Without Prejudice" in correspondence

The use or misuse of the term "Without Prejudice" in correspondence

03 April 2013

Without prejudice is, without doubt, one of the most overused legal phrases. As stated by Wells J in Davies v Nyland (1975) 10 SASR 76 at 89: “in some quarters of the community there is a...

Crowd-Funding and Property Investment

Crowd-Funding and Property Investment

18 May 2015

Crowd-funding Crowd-funding is a rapidly developing form of new capital raising that has been evolving in Australia in recent years. Crowd-funding broadly consists of schemes raising funds, often for...

"Genuine redundancy" clarified by FWA

"Genuine redundancy" clarified by FWA

08 July 2010

The Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) recently clarified the definition of a “genuine redundancy” under section 389 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) and held that a genuine...

AHPRA updates the rules: Testimonials and social media are in the regulator's sights

AHPRA updates the rules: Testimonials and social media are in the regulator's sights

13 March 2014

UPDATE: On 26 March 2014, the Medical Board of Australia announced that it intends to change the updated advertising guidelines that came into effect on 17 March 2014. The Medical Board has explained...

Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 - The most significant changes to the Victorian building industry in 20 years

Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 - The most significant changes to the Victorian building industry in 20 years

16 May 2014

The Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill) was introduced to Parliament and passed its First Reading on 6 May 2014, with the Second Reading on 8 May 2014. The amendments proposed by the...

Contractors beware: What the PPSA means for you

Contractors beware: What the PPSA means for you

01 May 2012

Most people are familiar with the idea of banks registering security interests like mortgages and charges over assets for residential and business lending. The sweeping reforms recently introduced by...

Court rules to stop parallel imports

Court rules to stop parallel imports

14 September 2012

If you are a manufacturer of goods with concerns about parallel imports or you import branded goods into Australia the decision of the full Federal Court handed down on Tuesday in Paul’s Retail...

Further legislative changes for the Building and Construction industry in Queensland

Further legislative changes for the Building and Construction industry in Queensland

02 September 2014

Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act, Queensland Building and Construction Commission Amendment Bill and others Further to our Building & Construction News Alert, ‘Legislative...

NSW Supreme Court clarifies approach to requests for medical examinations

NSW Supreme Court clarifies approach to requests for medical examinations

04 April 2014

A 28 March 2014 decision by Justice Garling of the NSW Supreme Court 1 has clarified the process for assessing requests for medical examinations under Rule 23.4 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules...

Pre-Litigation Offers: an opportunity to end proceedings before they begin

Pre-Litigation Offers: an opportunity to end proceedings before they begin

06 October 2015

Pre-litigation offers are becoming an increasingly powerful tool used to try and resolve disputes well before proceedings are underway and costs skyrocket out of control particularly where parties...

Recent updates on the Fair Work Commission's new anti-bullying jurisdiction

Recent updates on the Fair Work Commission's new anti-bullying jurisdiction

29 April 2014

Since 1 January 2014, the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) has had the power to intervene in incidents of workplace bullying by making orders prohibiting bullying conduct. An order under Part...

High Court has the final word: Google v ACCC

High Court has the final word: Google v ACCC

07 February 2013

On 6 February 2013, the High Court delivered a unanimous judgment in favour of Google Inc (Google) in its long running dispute with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) [1]. This...

Supersized Loss of Dependency Claims? High Court says YES

Supersized Loss of Dependency Claims? High Court says YES

03 April 2014

On 2 April 2014 the High Court delivered a judgement that has the potential to substantially increase the quantum of claims by dependents following a death.1 The decision clarifies the operation of...

Timely reinforcement of the need for companies to act quickly when served with a Statutory Demand

Timely reinforcement of the need for companies to act quickly when served with a Statutory Demand

14 October 2015

A recent decision handed down by the ACT Supreme Court in Adhesive Pro Pty Ltd v Blackrock Supplies Pty Ltd (2015) ACTSC 288 ('Adhesive Pro') highlights the detrimental consequences of failing...

Are you a retail landlord or tenant? Proposed amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) may affect you

Are you a retail landlord or tenant? Proposed amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) may affect you

25 November 2016

The Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 was introduced into NSW Parliament on 8 November 2016 and when enacted, this legislation may make substantial amendments to many of the provisions of the...

Are you across the employment law changes for FY17/18, as of 1 July?

Are you across the employment law changes for FY17/18, as of 1 July?

03 June 2017

It’s a new year in the world of business and a number of important workplace changes have come into effect this week. Some of the key changes you may need to know about are listed below. If you...

Are you engaging in inappropriate practice? Professional Services Review Annual Report notes increase in requests to investigate cases

Are you engaging in inappropriate practice? Professional Services Review Annual Report notes increase in requests to investigate cases

14 December 2016

The Professional Services Review (PSR) released its Annual Report in October 2016 which noted a substantial increase in the number of requests the PSR received from the Chief Executive Medicare to...

Australian Law Reform Commission Report on Elder Abuse - Recommendations for a National Response

Australian Law Reform Commission Report on Elder Abuse - Recommendations for a National Response

03 July 2017

On 14 June 2017 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released a report (the Report) with 43 recommendations for affording older Australians better protection from misuse or abuse by formal and...

Changes to Victorian Building Legislation - Stage 1

Changes to Victorian Building Legislation - Stage 1

22 June 2016

The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Act 2016 (the Act) which was passed by the Victorian Government on 19 April 2016 imposes sweeping reforms in respect to a number of significant...

Compulsory Acquisition Reform - significant changes due to commence in first half of 2017

Compulsory Acquisition Reform - significant changes due to commence in first half of 2017

30 January 2017

Significant changes to the compulsory acquisition of land in New South Wales are due to commence in the first half of 2017. On 10 November 2016 the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Amendment...

Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding in Australia - a legal reality in 2017

Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding in Australia - a legal reality in 2017

25 April 2017

We have all received emails from time to time asking us to support a fundraising campaign. These campaigns are often donation based but can include some type of reward. Businesses have taken on the...

Developer's application to rescind contract rejected in first case on new Sunset Clause Laws

Developer's application to rescind contract rejected in first case on new Sunset Clause Laws

31 March 2016

The Conveyancing Amendment (Sunset Clauses) Act 2015 came into effect on 2 November 2015, as the new division 10 s66ZL of the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW). The amendments require vendors to either...

Digital Health: Are the professions keeping up?

Digital Health: Are the professions keeping up?

08 February 2017

In 2014, an article in The Guardian cited Dr Pete Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of XPRIZE as saying: ‘I can imagine a day in the future where the patient walks into the hospital and the patient...

Domestic violence leave and casual employee conversion - these rulings may impact your business

Domestic violence leave and casual employee conversion - these rulings may impact your business

18 July 2017

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has recently handed down two key decisions that will impact the way businesses manage their workplace planning and the workforce generally. FWC rules on domestic...

Farm Debt Mediation - where do the obligations start and end?

Farm Debt Mediation - where do the obligations start and end?

13 December 2016

Recent years have seen Australia’s farm debt reach an all-time high, with public criticism directed at banks for “adding fuel to the fire” of farm debt. Farm debt mediation was...

Franchisors & Holding Companies may face significant penalties and held responsible for employee underpayments

Franchisors & Holding Companies may face significant penalties and held responsible for employee underpayments

10 March 2017

Recently the Turnbull Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017. The legislation is a direct response to investigations into the 7-Eleven chain and its...

Full Federal Court confirms reach of section 109(10)

Full Federal Court confirms reach of section 109(10)

13 April 2017

In April 2016, our article published in the Personal Insolvency Regulator newsletter reported on a decision of Foster J in Low v Barnett (Trustee); in the matter of Mathai (2015) FCA 1386, a case in...

Introduction of liability in chain of supply and installation for non-conforming building products

Introduction of liability in chain of supply and installation for non-conforming building products

13 June 2017

On 25th of May the Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works, Mick de Brenni introduced the Bill 'Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products – chain of...

Medical Board publishes Guidelines for Cosmetic Medical & Surgical Procedures

Medical Board publishes Guidelines for Cosmetic Medical & Surgical Procedures

11 May 2016

The Medical Board of Australia has published Guidelines which apply to registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical or surgical procedures. The Guidelines take effect from 1 October...

Misconduct reaches beyond the grave - professional obligation and estate planning: a timely reminder

Misconduct reaches beyond the grave - professional obligation and estate planning: a timely reminder

13 February 2017

In the case of Lodin v Lodin; Estate of Dr Mohammed Masoud Lodin [2017] a former wife successfully sought to obtain provision out of a doctor’s intestate estate. An intestate estate is when a...

More buildings affected by the Commercial Building Disclosure Program changes

More buildings affected by the Commercial Building Disclosure Program changes

06 July 2016

On Tuesday 21 June 2016, the Federal Member for Kooyong, and Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg announced the Government’s plan to extend the scope...

NSW strata reforms expected to commence 30 November 2016, Building Defects Bonds Scheme on 1 July 2017

NSW strata reforms expected to commence 30 November 2016, Building Defects Bonds Scheme on 1 July 2017

27 July 2016

The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (Management Act) and Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (Development Act) mark the most significant and comprehensive strata reforms since 1973. Two of the most...

Payroll manager held liable for underpayment

Payroll manager held liable for underpayment

07 March 2017

It is not just the boss who needs to be fearful of the powers of the Fair Work Ombudsman anymore! Australian businesses have settled back into their routine following Christmas and New Year breaks but...

Preferences, Values and Rights - the proposed new framework for Medical Treatment Decisions and Advance Care Planning in Victoria

Preferences, Values and Rights - the proposed new framework for Medical Treatment Decisions and Advance Care Planning in Victoria

29 June 2016

The Victorian Government has released a Position Paper on a proposed new framework to govern medical treatment decision making in Victoria. The proposed Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act...

Priority Notices in New South Wales - protecting the interests of our clients

Priority Notices in New South Wales - protecting the interests of our clients

08 December 2016

Introduction of Priority Notices From 28 November 2016, Priority Notices can be lodged in NSW. The Real Property Amendment (Electronic Conveyancing) Act 2015 (NSW) inserted a new Part 7B Priority...

Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 passes - health service providers and aged care providers required to comply

Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 passes - health service providers and aged care providers required to comply

17 February 2017

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the Bill) was passed by the House of Representatives in February 2017. Once the Bill becomes Law, health service providers and aged care...

Privacy Policies in General Practice Clinics

Privacy Policies in General Practice Clinics

10 May 2016

In the lead up to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) Privacy Awareness Week the actions of Australia’s peak medical groups to improve the privacy practices of...

Recent Supreme Court case brings focus to electronic delivery of documents in security of payment proceedings

Recent Supreme Court case brings focus to electronic delivery of documents in security of payment proceedings

21 March 2017

The recent New South Wales Supreme Court Case of Parkview Constructions v Total Lifestyle Windows delivered in March of this year underscored some lessons for delivery of documents particularly in an...

Retail Shop Leases Act amendments set to take effect (Queensland)

Retail Shop Leases Act amendments set to take effect (Queensland)

14 June 2016

The Queensland Parliament has passed a series of amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act which will come into effect on proclamation. The amendments are the result of a statutory review carried out...

Significant Building Legislative Change is on the way

Significant Building Legislative Change is on the way

29 February 2016

In December 2015, the Victorian State Government introduced the Building Legislative Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 into Parliament which seeks to significantly alter aspects of the...

The 2016-17 Victorian State Budget - investing in the public health system

The 2016-17 Victorian State Budget - investing in the public health system

28 April 2016

The Victorian State Budget, delivered yesterday by Treasurer Tim Pallas, announced significant increases in health funding in 2016-17 and over the forward estimates (2018-19 to 2019-20). The budget is...

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Charity Compliance Report 2015 and 2016 - are you compliant?

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Charity Compliance Report 2015 and 2016 - are you compliant?

21 March 2017

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has released its Charity Compliance Report 2015 and 2016 which provides an insight into the ways in which the ACNC dealt with compliance...

The right for OC caretakers to initiate bullying claims confirmed by the Fair Work Commission

The right for OC caretakers to initiate bullying claims confirmed by the Fair Work Commission

20 January 2016

The Fair Work Commission (Commission) has recently confirmed that a resident caretaker of luxury resort “Xanadu” is a “worker” able to lodge an anti-bullying claim. The...

Verification of Identity for Land Dealings in New South Wales

Verification of Identity for Land Dealings in New South Wales

08 June 2016

NSW Land & Property Information (LPI) has announced the Verification of Identity Standards (VOI Standards) will be applied to all land transactions in NSW from 1 May 2016, with a transition period...

Withdrawal of Offers of Compromise due to 'Change of Circumstances'

Withdrawal of Offers of Compromise due to 'Change of Circumstances'

31 March 2017

On 20 March 2017 a decision was made in the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal relating to withdrawal of offers of compromise on the basis of a party’s ‘change of circumstances’. The...

Baulderstone Hornibrook Engineering Pty Ltd v Gordian Runoff Ltv & Ors [2008] NSWCA 243

Baulderstone Hornibrook Engineering Pty Ltd v Gordian Runoff Ltv & Ors [2008] NSWCA 243

28 November 2008

Background Between 1992 and 1994, Baulderstone Hornibrook Engineering Pty Ltd (BHE) entered into a contract with Sydney Airport Corporation Ltd (SAC) to design and construct a third runway at...

Introduction to trusts

Introduction to trusts

01 March 2017

Trusts are used extensively in Australia for tax planning, intergenerational wealth transfer and asset protection purposes. This article will focus mainly on discretionary trusts (sometimes...

Major National Changes Taking Place on 1 July 2017 for Property Law

Major National Changes Taking Place on 1 July 2017 for Property Law

11 May 2017

A number of nation-wide changes in property law regarding foreign resident capital gains clearance certificates and building energy efficiency certificates are set to commence very shortly on 1 July...

Residential Tenancy Agreements - an alternative to the Village Contract

Residential Tenancy Agreements - an alternative to the Village Contract

21 September 2016

As an alternative to a Village Contract under the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (NSW) an operator may allow a unit to be occupied under a residential tenancy agreement in the form prescribed by the...

Vendor fails in an attempt to rescind contract

Vendor fails in an attempt to rescind contract

08 March 2017

The Supreme Court case of Al Achrafi v Topic (2016) NSWSC 1807, was handed down in December 2016. The judge had to determine whether a vendor was able to rescind a contract for sale of land pursuant...

When poor grammar, spelling errors and unclear written communication can be the basis for a disciplinary finding

When poor grammar, spelling errors and unclear written communication can be the basis for a disciplinary finding

11 August 2014

A 2014 Queensland decision [1] acts as a salient reminder to practitioners on the importance of clear communication. The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) found a...

Property News Alert: New changes affect foreign buyers and investors interested in residential and agricultural land

Property News Alert: New changes affect foreign buyers and investors interested in residential and agricultural land

03 July 2015

With the new financial year come a number of recent changes of relevance to foreign buyers and investors interested in residential land in Victoria and agricultural land across Australia. It is...

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: Fair Work Commission increases Minimum Wage by 2.5%

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: Fair Work Commission increases Minimum Wage by 2.5%

11 June 2015

The Fair Work Commission last week announced a 2.5% increase to award wages and the national minimum wage. From the first pay period on or after 1 July 2015, the new national minimum wage will be...

Building & Construction News Alert: New Policy of Queensland Building Construction Commission - Defective Work - Subcontractors

Building & Construction News Alert: New Policy of Queensland Building Construction Commission - Defective Work - Subcontractors

20 May 2015

As from 1 June 2015 subcontractors are to be held more accountable for defective works. In the past principal contractors were held mainly responsible for ensuring rectification of defective work....

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Is your agency agreement properly signed? No contract = No commission

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Is your agency agreement properly signed? No contract = No commission

04 March 2015

A recent South Australian case makes clear how important it is for agents to ensure that agency agreements, and other contracts for which they have responsibility, are properly signed. In that case,...

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Challenge to Secured Creditor's Appointment of Administrator

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Challenge to Secured Creditor's Appointment of Administrator

29 April 2015

Photios v Cussen & Senatore (in their capacity as joint administrators of Beechworth Land Estates Pty Limited (Administrators Appointed)) [2015] NSWSC 336 An interesting decision This decision,...

Building & Construction News Alert: Amendments to the Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Act have been passed

Building & Construction News Alert: Amendments to the Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Act have been passed

15 September 2014

The amendments proposed to the Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (the Act) were passed on 10 September 2014. As a result, the commencement date of the Act is likely to be in...

Building & Construction News Alert: Builders fight back - High Court grant special leave application in Brookfield Multiplex v Owners Corporation

Building & Construction News Alert: Builders fight back - High Court grant special leave application in Brookfield Multiplex v Owners Corporation

04 April 2014

The High Court has granted special leave for Brookfield Multiplex Ltd (the Builder) to appeal a decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in which the court had found that the Builder, as a...

Building & Construction News Alert: Building and Construction Industry Payments Amendment Bill 2014 - Expected changes plus some more

Building & Construction News Alert: Building and Construction Industry Payments Amendment Bill 2014 - Expected changes plus some more

30 May 2014

As announced by the Queensland Government in March this year, as a result of a review by Andrew Wallace, there were significant proposals for amendment to the Building and Construction Industry...

Building & Construction News Alert: Building Code - a serious compliance and prosecution risk for Builders?

Building & Construction News Alert: Building Code - a serious compliance and prosecution risk for Builders?

22 August 2016

A recent successful prosecution by Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) against Hutchinson Builders (Hutchinsons) suggests significant penalties are possible for builders who are non-compliant...

Building & Construction News Alert: Building Queensland - Infrastructure - Expert advice to State

Building & Construction News Alert: Building Queensland - Infrastructure - Expert advice to State

26 May 2015

On 19 May 2015, a Building Queensland Bill (the Bill) was introduced to the Queensland Parliament. It is currently referred to the Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources Committee of Parliament...

Building & Construction News Alert: Developments in the interpretation of "building work" under the QBSA Act

Building & Construction News Alert: Developments in the interpretation of "building work" under the QBSA Act

17 December 2013

Ooralea Developments Pty Ltd v Civil Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] QSC 254 (Ooralea v Civil) In September this year, Justice Daubney of the Queensland Supreme Court ruled that a...

Building & Construction News Alert: Have a building contract or defect problem? A new system starts in Victoria...now

Building & Construction News Alert: Have a building contract or defect problem? A new system starts in Victoria...now

26 April 2017

From Wednesday 26 April 2017, a new dispute resolution procedure will take effect and operate in Victoria in respect to all domestic building works disputes which may arise between owners, Owners...

Building & Construction News Alert: Have you reviewed your contracts since the new QBCIP Act 2004 provisions were proclaimed?

Building & Construction News Alert: Have you reviewed your contracts since the new QBCIP Act 2004 provisions were proclaimed?

03 February 2015

As reported previously in our Building & Construction News Alert: Proclamation of Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Amendment Act 2014, the new provisions of the Building and...

Building & Construction News Alert: Important changes to the current payment claim and adjudication process

Building & Construction News Alert: Important changes to the current payment claim and adjudication process

30 April 2014

Extensive amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIPA) were announced by the Queensland Government earlier this month. All members of the building and...

Building & Construction News Alert: Legislative developments within the Building & Construction industry

Building & Construction News Alert: Legislative developments within the Building & Construction industry

15 August 2014

Building and Construction Industry Payment Amendment - BCIPA Amendment Bill The Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee were due to report to parliament on 18 August 2014, in respect of the...

Building & Construction News Alert: New Building Code to contain Security of Payment provisions

Building & Construction News Alert: New Building Code to contain Security of Payment provisions

15 December 2016

On 2 December 2016, the Federal Government’s legislation to reinstate the Australian Building and Construction Commission came into effect. An important part of the legislation is establishment...

Building & Construction News Alert: Planning and Environment Court gives guidance on approvals for demolishing heritage homes

Building & Construction News Alert: Planning and Environment Court gives guidance on approvals for demolishing heritage homes

14 June 2016

The Queensland Planning and Environment Court has recently weighed in on the controversial issue of redevelopment in the Brisbane suburb of West End by overruling a Brisbane City Council decision...

Building & Construction News Alert: Proclamation of Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Amendment Act 2014

Building & Construction News Alert: Proclamation of Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Amendment Act 2014

17 December 2014

The Governor in Council has proclaimed that the commencement of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Amendment Act 2014 is 15 December 2014. Consequences of Proclamation All contracts...

Building & Construction News Alert: Queensland Building and Construction Commission Amendment Act 2014 - Passed Parliament on 16 October 2014

Building & Construction News Alert: Queensland Building and Construction Commission Amendment Act 2014 - Passed Parliament on 16 October 2014

20 October 2014

As reported in our previous Building & Construction NewsFlash ‘Further legislative changes for the Building and Construction industry in Queensland’ - September 2014, the Queensland...

Building & Construction News Alert: Queensland Building and Construction Commission Amendment Act 2014 - Proclaimed

Building & Construction News Alert: Queensland Building and Construction Commission Amendment Act 2014 - Proclaimed

09 June 2015

Further to our Building and Construction News Alert of 2 September 2014 - Further Legislative Changes to the Building and Construction Industry in Queensland, important provisions of the Queensland...

Building & Construction News Alert: Security of Payment Discussion Paper

Building & Construction News Alert: Security of Payment Discussion Paper

10 February 2016

Submissions and views are called for on a security of payment discussion paper released by the Department of Housing and Public Works. In December last year the Minister for Housing and Public Works...

Building & Construction News Alert: South Australian Bill Proposes New Model for Appointment of Adjudicators

Building & Construction News Alert: South Australian Bill Proposes New Model for Appointment of Adjudicators

04 April 2016

On 24 March 2016, a Bill to amend the Building and Construction Industry and Security of Payment Act in South Australia was introduced to the South Australian Parliament. That Bill proposes a system...

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: A statutory demand in not deffective despite the absence of a "no genuine dispute" statement

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: A statutory demand in not deffective despite the absence of a "no genuine dispute" statement

08 April 2014

There has been a very interesting case recently. Kisimul Holdings Pty Ltd (‘Kisimul’) sought to set aside two statutory demands served on it by the defendant, Clear Position Pty Ltd...

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: An indemnity costs win in the matter of Central Cleaning Supplies v Anthony Wayne Elkerton

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: An indemnity costs win in the matter of Central Cleaning Supplies v Anthony Wayne Elkerton

08 May 2014

Central Cleaning Supplies (Aust) Pty Ltd v Anthony Wayne Elkerton (in his capacity as liquidator of Swan Services Pty Ltd (in liquidation)) [2014] VSC 61 The general rule in litigation is that costs...

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Back where we started...Update on Kisimul Holdings Pty Ltd v Clear Positions Pty Ltd

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Back where we started...Update on Kisimul Holdings Pty Ltd v Clear Positions Pty Ltd

26 August 2014

In our News Alert on 8 April 2014 "A statutory demand is not defective despite the absence of a "no genuine dispute" statement", we reported on the decision of Justice Stevenson of...

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: But I haven't deleted my internet history - The right to privacy and s 434B

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: But I haven't deleted my internet history - The right to privacy and s 434B

15 May 2014

The recent case of Matthews v Clifton [2014] FCA 415 highlights the difficulties that liquidators may face when seeking to recover company information from IT assets which also house personal...

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Prominence - a rose by any other name: National Australia Bank fails to recover under a guarantee

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Prominence - a rose by any other name: National Australia Bank fails to recover under a guarantee

24 October 2016

In an important decision of National Australia Bank v Rice the Victorian Court of Appeal has confirmed the initial finding of the trial judge, that despite warnings as prescribed by the Code of...

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Warning if seeking to rely upon signature on guarantees

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: Warning if seeking to rely upon signature on guarantees

14 October 2016

The recent case in the New South Wales Court of Appeal of Williams Group Australia Pty Ltd v Crocker is instructive as to the problems that might arise where a guarantee is executed as part of trade...

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: With a little help from my friends - Seeking direction from the Court under S 479 (3) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)

Commercial Litigation & Insolvency News Alert: With a little help from my friends - Seeking direction from the Court under S 479 (3) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)

21 July 2014

In the recent Federal Court decision of Hayes, in the matter of Henry Walker Eltin Group Limited (In Liquidation) (No 3) [2014] FCA 722, the Court reminded liquidators that it cannot be called upon to...

Court of Appeal decision discussing the circumstances surrounding the duty to warn patients of material risks

Court of Appeal decision discussing the circumstances surrounding the duty to warn patients of material risks

23 May 2016

In the recent matter of Biggs v George [2016] NSWCA 113, in which we acted, the Court unanimously overturned the decision in the District Court that the defendants, a surgeon and hospital, were...

Digital Health: Patients as Consumers

Digital Health: Patients as Consumers

15 May 2017

On 8 May 2017 the Australian Government tabled the Productivity Commission Inquiry Report into data availability and use. The Productivity Commission had been requested to undertake an inquiry into...

Employment News Alert: Minimum Wage increases by 2.4% - time to review your employees' rates of pay

Employment News Alert: Minimum Wage increases by 2.4% - time to review your employees' rates of pay

31 May 2016

On Tuesday 31 May 2016, the Fair Work Commission announced an increase of 2.4% to the national minimum wage and the minimum wages in the modern awards. From the first pay period on or after 1 July...

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: FWC confirms health service employer cannot avoid enterprise agreement disciplinary procedures

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: FWC confirms health service employer cannot avoid enterprise agreement disciplinary procedures

14 July 2015

The Fair Work Commission recently handed down an appeal decision in Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation v Alfred Health [2015] FWCFB 3045. This case brings into question whether an employer...

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: Is it worth it? The cost of sham contingent labour

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: Is it worth it? The cost of sham contingent labour

24 June 2014

A Roy Morgan Group company has been ordered to pay over $460,000 for its engagement in ‘sham’ contracting arrangements. Below are more details on the case, as there are a number of...

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: Preventing sexual harassment - Same responsibility, sextuple the cost

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: Preventing sexual harassment - Same responsibility, sextuple the cost

18 July 2014

By awarding a former Oracle employee $130,000, the Full Federal Court has dramatically increased the risk to employers of failing to protect employees against sexual harassment in the workplace....

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: The 'permanent casual' - Regular, systematic and problematic

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: The 'permanent casual' - Regular, systematic and problematic

08 August 2013

The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that around 20% of Australian employees are engaged on a casual basis. Some advantages to this manner of engaging employees includes that casual employees...

Growth in the Health and Aged Care Sector - The China Trade Report

Growth in the Health and Aged Care Sector - The China Trade Report

21 November 2016

The China Trade Report was launched by the Australia China Business Council this month (November 2016). “The Long Boom: What China’s Rebalancing means for Australia’s Future”...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: 'Rate my doctor' - The importance of online reputation

Health & Aged Care News Alert: 'Rate my doctor' - The importance of online reputation

06 August 2013

Patients going online to ‘rate their doctor’ is a growing trend in the medical profession. Websites such as ratemds.com provide a custom made forum for patients to rate their doctor on a...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Carer's payments relevant to assessing damages for care and assistance?

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Carer's payments relevant to assessing damages for care and assistance?

14 December 2015

The Supreme Court has held in Campton v Centennial Newstan Pty Ltd (No 3) [2015] NSWSC 410 that carer payments received under the Social Security Act 1991 (Cth) should be deducted from damages for...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Funds Management - Can the plaintiff claim for the cost of a private trustee

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Funds Management - Can the plaintiff claim for the cost of a private trustee

16 March 2016

Casey by her manager the National Australia Trustee Limited v Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 212 On 11 March 2016, Schmidt J of the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down a decision...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Health Apps - A Matter of Trust

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Health Apps - A Matter of Trust

26 May 2017

The Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey 2017 released last week by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner confirms that health service providers continue to be the most...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: National Disability Insurance Scheme relevant to interim payment application

Health & Aged Care News Alert: National Disability Insurance Scheme relevant to interim payment application

11 December 2015

Eastbury v Genea Limited (formerly known as Sydney IVF Limited) [2015] NSWSC 1834 is an interesting interlocutory decision regarding an interim payment application (plus late joinder of a new...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: New Regulations for Personal Injuries Claims in Queensland

Health & Aged Care News Alert: New Regulations for Personal Injuries Claims in Queensland

03 July 2015

The Queensland Government has introduced new Regulations for the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) and the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld), which commenced on 1 July 2014. The new...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Proposed amendments to expert evidence

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Proposed amendments to expert evidence

13 May 2014

Proposed amendments to the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld) (the Act), tabled by the Attorney General, may change the way in which expert witnesses provide their testimony in both civil and criminal cases in...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Queensland Supreme Court finds in favour of GP

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Queensland Supreme Court finds in favour of GP

02 April 2014

Mules v Ferguson & Anor [2014] QSC 51 The Queensland Supreme Court dismissed a claim against a GP by a former patient who had sued for damages for failing to refer her to a specialist. Ms Mules...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Report into the Medical Complaints Process in Australia - current procedure a tool for bullying and harassment?

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Report into the Medical Complaints Process in Australia - current procedure a tool for bullying and harassment?

12 December 2016

On 2 February 2016, the Senate referred to the Community Affairs References Committee (Committee) the terms of reference for an inquiry and report into the Medical Complaints Process in Australia. The...

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Should Practitioners Notify the Notifier?

Health & Aged Care News Alert: Should Practitioners Notify the Notifier?

07 August 2015

In a recent matter in which we assisted a practitioner through a Medical Board Performance and Professional Services Panel (‘PPSP’) hearing and findings had been delivered, we received...

Health News Alert: Medical Practices and Unfair Contracts - a timely reminder

Health News Alert: Medical Practices and Unfair Contracts - a timely reminder

22 November 2016

On 12 November 2016 the law changed to protect small businesses from unfair terms in standard form contracts. Small businesses include medical practices with less than 20 employees that enter into...

International Business News Alert: Shifted sands - Australian business opportunities in the Middle East

International Business News Alert: Shifted sands - Australian business opportunities in the Middle East

25 February 2015

Last month members of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade met with the Ambassadorial Teams from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman,...

Interrogatories and the requirement that they be 'necessary'

Interrogatories and the requirement that they be 'necessary'

30 May 2017

In the recent decision of El-Mouelhy v Reid [2017] NSWSC 623, the Court was required to determine the plaintiff’s application seeking an order for the defendant to answer various...

Media, Entertainment & IP News Alert: User Generated Content in Digital Advertising

Media, Entertainment & IP News Alert: User Generated Content in Digital Advertising

05 August 2013

The regulatory requirements for the monitoring of user generated content (UGC) when using social media in advertising, are currently unclear. A recent decision of the Federal Court [1] and of the...

Pro Bono News Alert: DFAT has issued new Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines

Pro Bono News Alert: DFAT has issued new Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines

21 March 2016

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has completed its review of the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme (OAGDS) guidelines and processes. All new applications will be assessed by DFAT...

Pro Bono News Alert: Have your say on the draft Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016

Pro Bono News Alert: Have your say on the draft Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016

04 July 2016

Fair Trading has released a draft Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 (NSW) (the proposed Regulation) for public comment. The proposed Regulation has been issued as the next stage in the...

Pro Bono News Alert: NSW Fair Trading review of Associations Incorporation Act published

Pro Bono News Alert: NSW Fair Trading review of Associations Incorporation Act published

08 December 2015

NSW Fair Trading has published its report on the review of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) (the Act). The review broadly found that the Act has been successful and is operating...

Property News Alert: Announced Upcoming Foreign Investor Surcharges in NSW

Property News Alert: Announced Upcoming Foreign Investor Surcharges in NSW

20 June 2016

On Tuesday 14 June 2016, the New South Wales Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, Gladys Berejiklian announced that included in the 21 June 2016, New South Wales State Budget, there will...

Property News Alert: Inland New South Wales Development Changes

Property News Alert: Inland New South Wales Development Changes

22 March 2016

The New South Wales (NSW) Government is proposing to amend the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Policy) to include new exempt and complying...

Property News Alert: Local Trusts, Foreign Beneficiaries - be careful when buying property

Property News Alert: Local Trusts, Foreign Beneficiaries - be careful when buying property

17 September 2015

We reported in July that the Victorian Government had introduced a 3% stamp duty surcharge on acquisitions by foreign buyers. A foreign purchaser can be a company, a natural person or a trust....

Property News Alert: New 2016 Edition of the NSW Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land

Property News Alert: New 2016 Edition of the NSW Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land

30 May 2016

Due to an unprecedented number of recent changes in the conveyancing practice in NSW, the 2005 and 2014 editions of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land with copyright to the Law Society of NSW...

Property News Alert: NSW legislative changes in relation to sunset clauses in residential off-the-plan contracts

Property News Alert: NSW legislative changes in relation to sunset clauses in residential off-the-plan contracts

23 November 2015

Following recent publicity surrounding a number of off-the-plan apartment developments, the NSW government has acted on concerns that some developers may have deliberately delayed completing projects...

Property News Alert: Proposed changes to land sales in Queensland

Property News Alert: Proposed changes to land sales in Queensland

17 June 2014

The Attorney General has recently introduced into Parliament the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill). The stated aim of the Bill is to streamline and modernise the land...

Property News Alert: Queensland Introduces 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge for Foreign Investors

Property News Alert: Queensland Introduces 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge for Foreign Investors

17 June 2016

As foreshadowed in the Queensland budget, a Bill to amend the Duties Act was passed by the Queensland Parliament on Friday 17 June 2016. An additional 3% stamp duty will apply to acquisitions of...

Property News Alert: The High Court clarifies the GST implications of the MBI Properties case and the sale of leased premises

Property News Alert: The High Court clarifies the GST implications of the MBI Properties case and the sale of leased premises

05 December 2014

On 3 December 2014 the High Court unanimously allowed an appeal from the decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in MBI Properties Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] FCAFC 112. In doing...

Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Discussion Paper - have your say

Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Discussion Paper - have your say

20 June 2017

On 15 June 2017 the Australian Government released a discussion paper on Tax Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Reform Opportunities. It is arguable that reform to the DGR endorsement process and the...

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to stay

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to stay

07 March 2016

On 4 March 2016, The Hon Christian Porter MP announced the retention of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). There had been mixed signals about the future of the ACNC...

TressCox Appoints Rod Felmingham to its Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Team

TressCox Appoints Rod Felmingham to its Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Team

25 September 2015

TressCox Lawyers is delighted to announce that Rod Felmingham has joined our Employment, IR & Workplace Safety team in Melbourne. Rod has extensive experience working as an Industrial Officer in...

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: Ashley Madison and cheating employees - Could you sack your hacked workers?

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety News Alert: Ashley Madison and cheating employees - Could you sack your hacked workers?

21 August 2015

This week saw up to 800 Australian government and police workers exposed as account holders on the Ashley Madison dating web service, with Melburnians and Sydneysiders topping overall numbers of...

Statutory Demands: 5 Lessons from Recent Cases

Statutory Demands: 5 Lessons from Recent Cases

08 August 2012

In this Insolvency Solutions CaseFlash we look at three recent cases, Rite Flow Pty Ltd v Nahas Constructions (NSW) Pty Limited, Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, Re ABW Design & Construction Pty...

Special Conditions in a Contract for the Sale of Land - Brennan V O'Meara [2009] NSWSC 1374 (11 December 2009)

Special Conditions in a Contract for the Sale of Land - Brennan V O'Meara [2009] NSWSC 1374 (11 December 2009)

19 January 2010

On 11 December 2009, Davies J of the Supreme Court of NSW examined the meaning “become mentally ill” in relation to the Special Conditions in a Contract for the sale of land. Facts The...

Assessable income and deductions for expenses incurred in gaining or producing that income - High Court takes broad approach

Assessable income and deductions for expenses incurred in gaining or producing that income - High Court takes broad approach

21 March 2011

Commissioner of Taxation v Anstis [2010] HCA 40 Introduction In Commissioner of Taxation v Anstis [2010] HCA 40, the High Court considered whether a student receiving youth allowance payments could...

CGU Insurance Limited v AMP Financial Planning Pty Limited [2007] HCA 36

CGU Insurance Limited v AMP Financial Planning Pty Limited [2007] HCA 36

01 July 2008

Introduction This case is about the management of the relationship between an insured and its insurer in the face of a threatened claim. Facts Messrs Pal and Horwath practised as financial advisers....

Courts provide guidance on the operation of S 7C of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)

Courts provide guidance on the operation of S 7C of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)

05 December 2014

Cavasinni Constructions Pty Ltd v New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation [2014] NSWSC 1678 On 28 November 2014, Justice Darke of the Supreme Court of NSW decided a Notice of Motion application...

Gett v Tabet (2009) NSWCA 76: Loss of a chance - Now a lost cause

Gett v Tabet (2009) NSWCA 76: Loss of a chance - Now a lost cause

23 April 2009

On 9 April 2009 the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Gett v Tabet [2009] NSW CA76. The effect of this decision is to overturn Rufo v Hosking [2004] 61 NSWLR 678 and abolish loss of a...

Good try ATO, better preference next time

Good try ATO, better preference next time

09 March 2012

On 29 February 2012, the Federal Court allowed the liquidators of Mortlake Hire Pty Limited (“Mortlake”) in Kassem and Secatore v Commissioner of Taxation [2012] FCA 152 [1] to recover...

New case highlights the importance of compliance with organisational procurement policies

New case highlights the importance of compliance with organisational procurement policies

26 March 2013

Dragan Marijan v Rail Corporation NSW T/A RailCorp [2012] FWA 5639 A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission highlights the importance of compliance with organisational procurement policies. Key...

Procuring entities must be aware of their obligations under process contracts - Reminder for Government agencies and other entities when tendering

Procuring entities must be aware of their obligations under process contracts - Reminder for Government agencies and other entities when tendering

04 October 2012

Wagdy Hanna and Associates Pty Ltd v National Library of Australia [2012] ACTSC 126 (3 August 2012) This case is a useful reminder for government agencies and other entities when tendering: the...

Sale of property by bankruptcy trustees - Section 30 of the Bankruptcy Act 'out' - Section 66G of the Conveyancing Act 'in'

Sale of property by bankruptcy trustees - Section 30 of the Bankruptcy Act 'out' - Section 66G of the Conveyancing Act 'in'

30 July 2014

The recent Full Federal Court decision of Coshott v Prentice [2014] FCAFC 88 rules out the use by a bankruptcy trustee of s30 of the Bankruptcy Act (Act) to sell property of a bankrupt if the property...

Bankruptcy Trustees succeed in Cummins' Appeal

Bankruptcy Trustees succeed in Cummins' Appeal

13 March 2006

On 7 March 2006, the High Court overturned the Full Federal Court’s decision in the long running saga over the estate of the senior counsel who had not lodged tax returns (The Trustees of the...

Courts confirm there are no second chances for Payment Claims - Kitchen XChange V Formacon Building Services [2014] NSWSC 1602

Courts confirm there are no second chances for Payment Claims - Kitchen XChange V Formacon Building Services [2014] NSWSC 1602

19 November 2014

The recent decision of his Honour Justice McDougall of the New South Wales Supreme Court in Kitchen Xchange v Formacon Building Services [2014] NSWSC 1602 (Kitchen Xchange decision) has emphasised the...

The Death of JL Holdings - Limitations on Amendments to Pleadings

The Death of JL Holdings - Limitations on Amendments to Pleadings

13 August 2009

In Aon Risk Services Australia Limited v Australian National University (2009) HCA 27, the High Court effectively over-ruled its 1997 decision in Queensland v JL Holdings Pty Limited and has made it...

A Lease Agreement may not be binding

A Lease Agreement may not be binding

28 June 2016

Harold R Finger & Co Pty Ltd v Karellas Investments Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 123 In Brief In the recent case of Harold R Finger & Co Pty Ltd v Karellas Investments Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 123, the...

Administrators take control away from Receivers

Administrators take control away from Receivers

26 March 2014

The recent case of In the matter of AWA Limited (Administrators Appointed)(Receivers and Managers Appointed) confirms that Administrators may apply to the Court seeking directions justifying their...

Auctioneer announced the Sale Price "exclusive of GST", overrides Contract for Sale

Auctioneer announced the Sale Price "exclusive of GST", overrides Contract for Sale

18 April 2016

In SAMM Property Holdings Pty Ltd v Shaye Properties Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 362 the Supreme Court found that a Contract of Sale should be rectified to reflect the common intention of the parties when...

Costs Orders and UCPR 42.34 - The importance of making a realistic assessment of quantum

Costs Orders and UCPR 42.34 - The importance of making a realistic assessment of quantum

04 March 2016

Norris v Routley [2016] NSWSC 147 In late December 2015, the plaintiff was awarded Judgment in her favour in the Supreme Court of NSW in the amount of $21,757. On 2 March 2016, Justice Harrison handed...

Court confirms secured creditor's rights of subrogation for employee priority creditors

Court confirms secured creditor's rights of subrogation for employee priority creditors

27 July 2015

The recent Federal Court decision of Weston (Liquidator); In the Matter of 7 Steel Distribution Pty Limited (in Liq) [2015] FCA 742 (7 Steel) held that the liquidator was justified in seeking...

Court protects Administrators from personal liability for post appointment debts

Court protects Administrators from personal liability for post appointment debts

19 February 2016

The recent Supreme Court of NSW decision in Renex Holdings (Dandenong) 1 Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) & Ors [2015] NSWSC 2003 confirms that Administrators may be protected from personal...

Creditors - it can pay to fund actions

Creditors - it can pay to fund actions

16 June 2016

In the matter of Waterfront Investments Group Pty Limited (In Liquidation) [2016] NSWSC 687 Justice Black recently directed, pursuant to section 564 of the Corporations Act, that a funding creditor be...

Federal Court dismisses application to set aside sale and remove Liquidators

Federal Court dismisses application to set aside sale and remove Liquidators

15 March 2016

In the Matter of Oceanlinx Limited (In Liq) (Receivers and Managers Appointed) [2016] FCA 225. Introduction Vaughan Strawbridge and Jason Tracy were the Administrators (now Liquidators) of Oceanlinx...

Free booze = free reign? Employee "unfairly dismissed" for unruly Xmas conduct

Free booze = free reign? Employee "unfairly dismissed" for unruly Xmas conduct

09 July 2015

A decision by the Fair Work Commission last week has thrown into question the extent to which employers can require employees to comply with policies and procedure at work functions where alcohol is...

Getting to the heart of the matter: Examinations under Section 596A & 596B of the Corporations Act

Getting to the heart of the matter: Examinations under Section 596A & 596B of the Corporations Act

07 July 2014

The Federal Court’s recent decision in Equititrust Limited (In Liq) (Rec Appointed) v Equititrust Limited (In Liq) (Rec Appointed) [2014] FCA 692 has confirmed a liquidator’s ability to...

High Court Appeal on Security of Payments Legislation

High Court Appeal on Security of Payments Legislation

08 August 2016

The High Court will hear an appeal relating to the security of payments legislation for the first time in October, after special leave was recently granted in Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd v...

High Court confirms liquidators may apply to join a Director's Insurer where indemnity is denied

High Court confirms liquidators may apply to join a Director's Insurer where indemnity is denied

16 February 2016

On 11 February 2016, the High Court delivered judgment in CGU Insurance Limited v Blakeley. The High Court decision brings to an end a fight by CGU to prevent the liquidators of Akron Roads Pty...

Imposing an Easement: The Court requires that it must be 'reasonably necessary'

Imposing an Easement: The Court requires that it must be 'reasonably necessary'

06 July 2016

In the case of Govindan-Lee v Sawkins [2016] NSWSC 328, Govindan-Lee (the Plaintiff) sought an easement on land owned by Sawkins (the Defendant) in order to improve motor vehicle accessibility to...

Insolvency doesn't necessarily mean that relief against forfeiture cannot be granted

Insolvency doesn't necessarily mean that relief against forfeiture cannot be granted

25 May 2016

In the case of Baby Zone (Aust) Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) v Keira Street Ventures Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 528, Justice Robb granted relief against forfeiture of a Lease in favour of Baby Zone, a...

New Verification of Identity Requirements for Land Transactions

New Verification of Identity Requirements for Land Transactions

29 February 2016

VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LAND TRANSACTIONS The land registries in NSW, Victoria and Queensland have developed and adopted Verification of Identity Standards (VOI Standards) for...

Re Mamounia - Insolvency, Trusts and Costs

Re Mamounia - Insolvency, Trusts and Costs

23 May 2017

In another decision concerning the issues of insolvency, trusts and costs, the Supreme Court of Victoria has recently directed that the liquidators of a bare trustee are justified in proceeding on the...

Real Estate Agents should only release deposits when they have the written authorisation from both the vendor and the purchaser

Real Estate Agents should only release deposits when they have the written authorisation from both the vendor and the purchaser

15 July 2016

In Polbratek v Annross Partners Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 385, Polbratek (the Vendor) sought a declaration that she was entitled to the deposit paid by the purchaser to Annross Partners (the Agent)...

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