02 Jul 2014
DibbsBarker is pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners from 1 July 2014, as well as 12 other promotions firm-wide for the new financial year.
20 Jun 2014
Lydia Daly, Senior Associate in the DibbsBarker Employee & Industrial Relations team, joined Anne Andersen from the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland on 5 June 2014, to present a webinar on 'Understanding disclosure of pre-existing conditions.
15 May 2014
DibbsBarker announces today that prominent restructuring and insolvency practitioner, Macaire Bromley has joined the firm as a partner.
30 Jan 2014
In a move to strengthen the firm's medical malpractice offering, DibbsBarker has recently welcomed medico-legal specialist, Chris West, as Special Counsel in the firm's Insurance practice.
27 Aug 2014
A number of terms and phrases are commonly used in commercial and retail leases. Often, both the landlord and tenant accept such terms without giving much thought to the full scope of their meaning or their practical application. This article is the first in a series which will explore the meaning behind some standard lease terminology often used in the industry. This month we look at 'base building condition'.
18 Aug 2014
In its recent report on ASIC’s performance, the Senate Economic References Committee recommends that government review the law to consider reform which will encourage and facilitate corporate turnaround. It suggests that features of Chapter 11 (a reorganisation regime in the USA) be considered. The Financial Systems Inquiry also addresses this topic in its Interim Report. In this article, restructuring partner, Macaire Bromley, outlines a proposal for key legal reform to encourage and facilitate a business rescue culture in Australia.
11 Aug 2014
A recent Queensland Supreme Court decision in Queensland Building and Construction Commission v Ward & Anor highlights potential personal exposure which directors of building companies face.
11 Aug 2014
We have written in the past about the difficulties faced by creditors who persist in mailing Creditors’ Statutory Demands issued under the Corporations Act 2001.
A recent decision by Justice Bergin (Chief Justice in Equity) in the NSW Supreme Court has highlighted the difficulty with even “leaving it at the registered office” of a debtor company.
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.
David Carter, Partner in our Financial Services team, discusses the draft prudential guidelines for residential mortgage lending practices, recently released by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
Jonathon Hadley, Partner in the DibbsBarker Employee & Industrial Relations team, discusses the recent landmark ruling by the Fair Work Commission reducing Sunday penalty rates for certain classes of casual employees in the restaurant industry, and the implications this decision may have for employers in other industries.