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5 lessons directors of SMEs can learn from failures in the banking sector

There are a number of important takeaways from the recent investigations and reports into large financial institutions which are also relevant for SMEs and ...

17 Aug 2018 / Alistair Jaque, Partner, William Kontaxis, Senior Associate and Amy Pun, Solicitor read more
Resigning from your employment - can you withdraw your resignation? - Latest developments

In recent times there has been a string of decisions from the Fair Work Commission directed to whether and in what circumstances, an employee can assert ...

15 Aug 2018 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
Dismissing Senior Employees – The Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 1

Whilst the termination of any level of employee contains a degree of legal risk, the position in respect of senior employees can be especially perilous.

15 Aug 2018 / Simon Obee, Senior Associate read more
Dismissing Senior Employees – The Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 2

In the second and final part of this article we examine the legal claims senior executives can bring on termination of employment – and how employers can ...

15 Aug 2018 / Simon Obee, Senior Associate read more
Alcohol and Family Law

Last year, I wrote an article on cannabis use and its potential impact on parenting matters. I have recently considered some recent cases where alcohol was ...

8 Aug 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
THE "WEINSTEIN CLAUSE": WHAT IS IT? COULD IT BE COMING TO AUSTRALIA?

The disturbing revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other entertainment luminaries have put sexual harassment firmly on the agenda, emboldening victims ...

7 Aug 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
Do you have to pay an employee where their own conduct has prevented them from performing their job?

An employer might be forgiven for thinking that where an employee's conduct has rendered them unable to perform their role, then there is no obligation to ...

1 Aug 2018 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
Incapacity dismissals where the employer is alleged to have caused the incapacity

One of the most challenging issues employers face is dealing with employees who are not well enough to perform their duties.

26 Jul 2018 / Simon Obee, Senior Associate read more
Establishment fees in private financing transactions

As the banks have tightened their lending criteria, we have been working with a number of private financiers who have increased their activity to satisfy ...

18 Jul 2018 / Alistair Jaque, Partner, William Kontaxis, Senior Associate and Amy Pun, Lawyer read more
Right to terminate contracts for insolvency

“Ipso facto” clauses are clauses which allow a party to terminate a contract if the other party suffers an insolvency event. These provisions are ...

18 Jul 2018 / Alistair Jaque, Partner William Kontaxis, Senior Associate and Amy Pun, Lawyer read more
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