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.
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).
02 Oct 2014
In April, we published an article on the decision in Donnelly (Trustee) v Windovel Pty Limited, which confirmed that the term "creditors" under section 121(1) of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) encompasses "impending creditors". This decision was appealed to the Full Court of the Federal Court. This article provides a short summary of the Full Court's decision.
01 Oct 2014
In proceedings brought by the ACCC, the Federal Court has declared by consent that an egg supplier contravened the Australian Consumer Law in relation to the supply and promotion of eggs represented to be "free range".
30 Sep 2014
What standard should be met to obtain an extension of time to file evidence in patent opposition proceedings? Since the introduction of the Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (Raising the Bar) Regulation 2013 (No.1), what constitutes ‘reasonable, prompt and diligent’ action has required clarification. The recent decision of Mineral Technologies Pty Ltd v Orekinetics Investments Pty Ltd  APO 63 (the Orekinetics decision) provides insight into what constitutes an adequate explanation for obtaining an extension to file evidence in answer.
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.