19 Feb 2015
DibbsBarker announces that highly regarded corporate and commercial practitioner, Juanita Rayson, has joined the firm as a partner.
Juanita brings over 20 years of experience in the Brisbane market.
30 Jan 2015
DibbsBarker is pleased to announce the promotion of prominent medical malpractice practitioner Timothy Bowen to special counsel, in insurance and healthcare.
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.
25 Feb 2015
Most leases, whether commercial, industrial or retail, will include a covenant for ‘quiet enjoyment’. Even if no such covenant is stipulated on the lease, this right would still be implied by law. What is quiet enjoyment, and what are the various rights and responsibilities for both tenants and landlords in this regard?
18 Feb 2015
Some say that Australia’s current country of origin labelling for food is unsatisfactory. The Australian Made logo, known to many, lacks specificity. The Australian government and industry groups have responded to the public demand for more information through proposed amendments to the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) tabled in Parliament on 12 February 2015.
28 Jan 2015
Have you stopped to consider the enforceability of "permitted use" clauses in your lease agreements from the perspective of Australian competition laws?
A recent decision of the English Courts serves as a reminder not to take the enforceability of permitted use clauses for granted.
27 Jan 2015
Some of the 2014 BCIPA amendments are intended to provide contractors with some respite from BCIPA claims during the annual Christmas industry shutdown. However, the benefits are only available to those who make the requisite changes to their subcontracts.
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.