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Our lawyers provide tailored legal advice to six core industries

Our thorough industry understanding allows us to address your legal issues in the context of the challenges that really matter to your business.

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DibbsBarker provides a full suite of commercial legal services

Our service offerings are tailored to your requirements. We team closely across the firm to provide comprehensive legal advice that covers all elements of your matter.

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Recent News and Publications
Part three: Special report on the Productivity Commission’s review of restructuring practices in Australia
This article is the third in our series focussed on the business restructuring recommendations set out in the Productivity Commission’s Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure draft report. This week, we consider the proposal to legislate a framework around pre-positioned sales, being the sale of a company’s business or assets which is organised in the period immediately prior to a formal insolvency appointment.
Artificial reality of invention
While there are a multiplicity of factors that impact a decision to litigate, it appears that the balance of return on investment likely in the Australian market weighed against litigation expense, disruption to business, and the potential costs awards in Australia that are not applied similarly in, for example, the United States, make the Australian system less attractive.
Part two: Special report on the Productivity Commission’s review of restructuring practices in Australia
This article is the second in our series focussed on the business restructuring recommendations set out in the Productivity Commission’s Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure draft report. This week, we consider the proposal to include provision for a ‘safe harbour’ to allow companies and their directors to explore restructuring options without liability for insolvent trading.
Recent Webcasts
Lis Boyce, Partner in our Commercial team, comments on some of the growing technology trends in the healthcare industry. Lis is joined by Special Counsel Marie Feltham, a specialist in privacy and health regulation, to discuss particular issues relating to the collection and use of health data and the increase in patients' engagement with their own devices and treatment.
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.