08 Sep 2014
Some say that law and science don’t mix. They have obviously not met the team at DibbsBarker. Rachel Sciascia is the latest recruit to the 300-strong firm, taking on the role of Special Counsel with the Intellectual Property, Technology and Competition (IPT&C) team in Brisbane.
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.
17 Nov 2014
The Commonwealth Government's Direct Action Plan provides a significant opportunity for landlords to use the funds on offer to invest in the energy efficiency of their assets, which may increase overall property value in the long term.
10 Nov 2014
Australian start-up companies and researchers facing the ‘valley of death’ lying between the lab and the marketplace will welcome the assistance offered via AusIndustry’s new ‘Accelerating Commercialisation’ programme. Matching grant funding of up to $1 million is available, including for certain legal and patent expenses.
31 Oct 2014
During a lease negotiation, have you ever been unable to agree on the terms for delivery of a crucial measure that is intended to get the landlord-tenant relationship off to a positive start (such as obtaining development consent for the proposed use)?
08 Oct 2014
A recent decision of the NSW land and Environment Court in Parfett v Roads and Maritime Services  NSWLEC 1182 highlights the complexity of claiming compensation for the compulsory acquisition of income producing land, particularly rural land, under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW).
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.