How can I recover a debt in 2021?

In 2020 the Federal Government introduced temporary changes which impacted some of the ways in which a creditor could recover debts owing by a debtor. With the majority of these temporary measures having come to an end on 31 De...

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Spotlight on Family Law

With the exception of buying a house, family law, of all the legal fields out there, is the area of law the average person is most likely to come into contact with throughout their life. The reason is self-evident – while most p...

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Insolvency law reforms: simplifying matters for eligible small businesses

Following the end of temporary measures to protect businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on 31 December 2020,  the new Corporations Amendment (Corporation Insolvency Reforms) Act 2020 (Cth) ("Act") and associat...

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Why assumptions should never replace good preparation

When employers and employees appear at the Fair Work Commission, they do not have the automatic right to be represented by a lawyer.  Unlike in other jurisdictions, it is assumed a party will represent themselves, unless the FWC ...

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Home office set up, or setting up the office at home?

Fair Work Commission confirms desk not required to be provided to employee working from home It has been a turbulent year for most workplaces, including managing the sudden shift to working from home arrangements. Against this ba...

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New Customs legislation to change the effect of recent Australian cases – However, we still need to learn French

Over the past few years, Customs has had some major, and at times, surprising losses in Australian Courts and Tribunals (including one case where wheelie bins were classified as vehicles!).  The most high profile loss concerned t...

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