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Federal Court of Appeal Gunns down peak indebtedness rule

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Introduction In a major blow to liquidators, on 10 May 2021 the Federal Court Appeal in Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd v Bryant, in the matter of Gunns Limited (in liq) [2021] FCAFC 64 (“Gunns...

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Will the Australian Tax Office escalate recovery activities?

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The end of the insolvency relief measures – including the $90 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme – is widely tipped to bring the biggest economic shock since the pandemic itself, leading to many unprofitable businesses...

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Electronic Execution of Documents – Permanent Changes Afoot

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Permanent changes to the laws relating to the electronic signing of documents are emerging from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-2020, the Commonwealth Government introduced temporary measures allowing companies to execute documents electronically.  At around...

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GrowthOps’ fall from cloud nine

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A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia provides clarification of the application of the Personal Property Securities Act 2001 (Cth) (PPSA) to the sale of intellectual property by externally administered companies. The Sargon...

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Hashtag Police: New Ad Watchdog Code has #Influencer Marketing in its Sights

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Businesses beware – recent Ad Standards decisions suggest a crackdown on influencer promotions. In February 2021, the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) published a revised Code of Ethics (Code). Some businesses have already been...

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Spotlight on Wills and Estates

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With a strong property market and an aging population, it seems disputes over wills will be increasingly common. Many people know of someone who has been involved in a legal claim about a disputed will...

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Spotlight on: Arbitration

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With wait times for hearings continuing to increase, more and more people are opting to use methods of resolving family law disputes that do not involve going to Court. Of all the methods of Alternative...

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Hunt & Hunt commences Malaysia Group Practice

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Hunt & Hunt Victoria is pleased to announce the establishment of a Malaysia Group Practice led by Gilbert Chai. Gilbert joins Hunt & Hunt’s Melbourne office as a Special Counsel to lead the practice.  He...

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Hunt & Hunt Victoria continues Litigation and Insolvency Group expansion

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Hunt & Hunt Lawyers has further expanded its highly regarded Melbourne based litigation team with the appointment of Graeme Scott as Principal. With a broad practice encompassing commercial litigation and dispute resolution, corporate insolvency and...

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Are you thinking about making a claim against the estate of a person who has died?

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Each year many people make claims against the estate of a loved one. There can be many reasons why this can happen. Not everyone can make a claim against a deceased person’s estate. The law...

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Over-the-counter CBD oil is (almost) here. What do drivers need to know?

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As of 1 February 2021, low-dose cannabidiol (CBD oil) can be sold over the counter at pharmacies without a prescription. This follows a recent decision made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to down-grade low-dose...

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Fair Work Reforms Bring Certainty to Casual Employment

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Recent reforms to the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) offer greater certainty about the rights and obligations that govern casual employment. On 26 March 2021, the FW Act was amended to introduce: A new...

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