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.
18 Dec 2014
In light of the troubling increase we have seen in unsolicited correspondence seeking to take advantage of trade mark owners, it is important that trade mark owners exercise caution when considering the validity of the services offered and are especially vigilant in scrutinising unsolicited correspondence.
17 Dec 2014
The requirement that a tenant must exercise an option on time is usually strictly enforced. This article discusses this requirement and also a decision in the Supreme Court of Tasmania concerning a tenant who was late in exercising an option to renew.
16 Dec 2014
In a recent NSW Court of Appeal decision, the appellant was unsuccessful in his claim under the Contracts Review Act 1980 (NSW) that loans were unjust on the basis that the lending structure, under which he had borrowed funds, allowed a fraudster to misappropriate the loan funds.
16 Dec 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, we outline some of the developments in the employment and industrial relations space in the last 12 months, and issues employers should be aware of for 2015.
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.