The impending lift of COVID-19 insolvency relief – where to from here?

The Australian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic incorporated several changes to insolvency legislation. In short, financially distressed businesses were given temporary relief with increases to the threshold at which creditors can issue a statutory demand (along with a significant extension of time to respond to a statutory demand), as well as relief from directors’ [...]

2020-08-30T23:51:11+00:00August 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on The impending lift of COVID-19 insolvency relief – where to from here?

Wording is so important in employment law – meaning of the word “day”

The High Court decision in the matter Mondelez v AMWU [2020] HCA 29 was handed down on 13 August 2020.  It overturned the August 2019 Full Federal Court decision and restored the primary objectives of the Fair Work Act which embody flexible working and fairness at work. Problems with the Full Federal Court decision: There [...]

2020-08-23T23:56:15+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees|Comments Off on Wording is so important in employment law – meaning of the word “day”

My competitor has copied my website content. Can I stop them?

As bricks and mortar businesses pivot to online models during the pandemic, the temptation to ‘borrow’ content from a competitor’s site in order to get a head start is ever-present. The unfortunate result is that many businesses who have invested heavily in the development of their online marketing strategy can suffer unfair incursions from copycat [...]

2020-08-23T23:56:24+00:00August 19th, 2020|Business Advice, Intellectual Property, Trademarks|Comments Off on My competitor has copied my website content. Can I stop them?

Shareholders Agreements: Have we forgotten what ours actually says?

Shareholders Agreements have a multitude of uses: decoration for the bottom drawer of the filing cabinet, use as scribble paper on the unprinted side, computer screen riser wedged in between two reams of copy paper… oh and regulating the affairs and interactions as between shareholders and management of a company. Unfortunately, the last use is [...]

2020-08-18T04:10:19+00:00August 17th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Shareholders Agreements: Have we forgotten what ours actually says?