Family Law: Custody Arrangements Over Christmas

Preparing for the festive season can be a frantic and stressful time for everyone, but can be especially difficult for those with separated families. If you and your partner are separated, knowing the answers to the following ques...

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Case Note: Hsiao v Fazarri [2020] HCA 35

Background The Husband (58 at time of trial) and the Wife (44) commenced an intimate relationship in 2012 while the Husband was still residing with his former spouse. The couple only lived together intermittently and were never d...

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Insolvency Reforms: for better or for worse?

On 24 September 2020, the Australian Federal Government announced what it called the most significant reforms to Australia's insolvency framework in over 30 years. "The reforms, which draw on key features from Chapter 11 of the...

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COVID-19 Omnibus Regulations – Electronic signing of documents

The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Electronic Signing and Witnessing) Regulations 2020 were introduced on 11 May 2020 and can be accessed here. These were issued following the introduction of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergenc...

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Can a Family Constitution Help Your Family Business Thrive?

The most successful family-owned businesses plan for the future, but starting difficult conversations about the future of the business can be challenging. These conversations may be tricky, but talking about the future is crucial...

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