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Date: 23 Mar 2017
When assessing the value of buildings, property owners are quick to recognise the inherent worth in a physical asset such as premium floor space in a high rise or a prominent shopfront in a shopping centre.
Date: 17 Mar 2017
The March 2017 issue of Governance Directions, the official journal of Governance Institute of Australia, featured an article co-authored by Mark Baker-Jones titled ‘Governance and climate change risk’.
Date: 17 Mar 2017
In our 'Did you know...' series, we share our insights into recent developments in the Planning & Environment sector.
Date: 15 Mar 2017
A recent decision of the Australian Trade Marks Office provides a timely reminder for Australian brand owners about the risks involved in choosing brands that incorporate elements commonly used to describe the goods or services sought to be protected.
Date: 09 Mar 2017
This week, the Federal Court provided further clarity about what constitutes property which 'com[es] into [a receiver’s] hands' for the purposes of section 433 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act).
Date: 03 Mar 2017
In our 'Did you know...' series, we share our insights into recent developments in the Planning & Environment sector.
Date: 28 Feb 2017
In pharmaceutical patent litigation, complex questions can arise about what type of conduct by a generic pharmaceutical company might amount to an infringement of a patentee’s right to exploit its own invention, provided by the Patents Act 1990 (Cth).
Date: 23 Feb 2017
Most commercial lawyers, whether in private practice or in-house, know that deals often proceed in two stages. In ‘Stage 1’, key terms are often hashed out by parties who are entrusted with the responsibility of agreeing upon the key commercial terms to the transaction.
Date: 17 Feb 2017
On 27 April 2016, the Queensland Government introduced the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) (CoRA) which amended the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) (the Act).
Date: 16 Feb 2017
The growth in internet usage, connectivity, the Internet of Things and the uptake in emerging mobile technologies in today’s world bring risks. Businesses are collecting and holding vast and increasing amounts of personal information electronically, and they are sharing this information with more and more partners, suppliers and contractors, both in Australia and globally.
Date: 14 Feb 2017
When independent contractors are engaged to perform work, there are many reasons why their contracts should be carefully prepared. One of those reasons has been highlighted by a recent Federal Court of Australia decision on the subject of entitlement to a patent.
Date: 10 Feb 2017
On 16 December 2016 Justice Davies of the NSW Supreme Court gave judgment in Marsden v DCL Developments Pty Ltd (No. 3) [2016] NSWSC 1795, a case in which Rabobank (the Bank) was alleged to have breached clauses 20, 28 and 32 of the Banking Code of Practice (the Code).
Date: 06 Feb 2017
Privacy officers have awaited a decision handed down last month by the Full Federal Court, eager to see how the Court would interpret the meaning of “personal information” and in particular whether (and when) metadata would be personal information of an individual.
Date: 03 Feb 2017
In our 'Did you know...' series, we share our insights into recent developments in the Planning & Environment sector.
Date: 02 Feb 2017
Several key changes affecting Australian workplaces have recently taken effect and another round of reforms are in the pipeline. Some of these changes will have a significant impact on the way businesses manage their people and industrial relations issues, from the engagement of independent contractors to the administration of excessive annual leave balances.
Date: 31 Jan 2017
Asbestos contamination has historically been a significant concern for many Australian businesses, given the material’s common use in the Australian construction industry until the early 90s.
Date: 31 Jan 2017
Seeking to introduce a number of changes to the NSW planning system, the NSW Government has released a draft bill that is open for public consultation until 10 March 2017.
Date: 25 Jan 2017
Over the last ten years, shareholders unhappy with the performance of a company have increasingly turned to class actions against the company and its directors.
Date: 23 Jan 2017
The summer months can be frustrating for employers, as hot weather and sunny skies may tempt employees to ‘chuck a sickie’ and enjoy a day away from work. The lure is particularly strong on the Mondays and Fridays that shoulder a public holiday on a Tuesday or Thursday – the chance at a long weekend can be too good for some to pass up.
Date: 11 Jan 2017
Arguing that trade marks are ‘deceptively similar’ is one of the grounds most frequently relied on by trade mark owners asserting that another person’s mark infringes their own registered rights.