Our lawyers provide tailored legal advice to six core industries

Our thorough industry understanding allows us to address your legal issues in the context of the challenges that really matter to your business.

DibbsBarker provides a full suite of commercial legal services

Our service offerings are tailored to your requirements. We team closely across the firm to provide comprehensive legal advice that covers all elements of your matter.

Our people are commercial, responsive and industry savvy

Our personal service, flexibility, accessibility and deep industry understanding ensure a unique service to our clients, helping them achieve their business goals.

Recent News and Publications
Cross-border insolvencies: the interplay between the Model Law and local insolvency laws
The recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia In the matter of Coin Co International plc (Administrators Appointed) [2015] FCA 354, in which DibbsBarker acted, demonstrates the desirability of moving quickly to seek recognition in jurisdictions where a company trades in order to avoid potential cross-border issues.
Commonwealth and State legislation go head-to-head in the building and construction industry
A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria determined that a company in liquidation will not be successful in recovering interim entitlements owed to it under the Victorian Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 in circumstances where the statutory set-off scheme in s553C of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) could operate to determine amounts owing between the parties.
Bullying ‘at work’ extends beyond the confines of the workplace
Bullying ‘at work’ defined and explained. The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has clarified that bullying behaviour that takes place outside of the physical workplace may be caught under the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Act.
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Australia Post unfairly dismissed employees for porn
Maree Skinner, Partner in the DibbsBarker employee & industrial relations team, discusses a recent unfair dismissal case in the Federal Court, which highlights the importance of setting and enforcing workplace policies.
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Workshop
DibbsBarker invites you to attend our workshop on the establishment and winding up of a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in advance of the CRC Association conference.
Date: 25 May 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Venue: Novotel Canberra - 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, 2600