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Hunt & Hunt Lawyers becomes a Corporate Partner of the McGrath Foundation from July 1, 2022

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Hunt & Hunt is proud to announce that it became a corporate partner of the McGrath Foundation from 1 July 2022. The McGrath Foundation funds McGrath Breast Care Nurses who undertake the extraordinarily important task...

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Hunt & Hunt continues growth in Victorian operations

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Hunt & Hunt continues to diversify and grow its leadership team with the promotion of two of its Melbourne based Senior Associates to Principal, effective 1 July. Jing Wang (Litigation, Head of China Practice) and...

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Make Haste! Trustee obtains extension of time to elect to continue Bankrupt’s class action

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Introduction On 6 June 2022, the Federal Court handed down its decision in Official Trustee in Bankruptcy, in the matter of the bankrupt estate of Crawford [2022] FCA 657 (“Crawford“).  The case concerned an application...

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An issue of Trust: Determining the priority of competing claims to trust assets

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The decision of Francis (Trustee), in the matter of Fotios (Bankrupt) v Helios Corporation Pty Ltd [2022] FCA 199 (“Francis”) is a useful examination of identifying and determining the priority of competing claims to trust...

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What a Mess! High Court refuses application for special leave – disclaimer of onerous property set aside leaving liquidator liable for clean-up costs.

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In March 2022, the High Court refused the Australian Sawmilling Co’s (TASCO) application for special leave to appeal a decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal. This decision leaves undisturbed the Court of Appeal’s decision...

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A phoenix that will not rise from the ashes – anti-phoenixing provisions render Sale Agreement voidable

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Introduction On 11 May 2022, the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down its decision in Re Intellicomms Pty Ltd (in liq) [2022] VSC 228. The case concerned an application by the liquidators of Intellicomms Pty...

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High Court provides clarity for Self-Managed Super Fund members on binding death benefit nominations

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The recent High Court decision of Hill v Zuda Pty Ltd has provided clarity on whether self-managed super fund (SMSFs) can make binding death benefit nominations (BDBNs) last longer than 3 years. The High Court...

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Hunt & Hunt advises Glen Cameron Group on sale to DHL Supply Chain

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The Glen Cameron Group, a national logistics company specializing in road freight and contract logistics is being acquired by DHL Supply Chain, part of the Deutsche Post Group (DPDHL) in a deal assisted by the...

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Annual Wage Review Decision 2021-22

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The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC’s) Expert Panel has announced the outcome of its annual review of the national minimum wage (NMW) and minimum wages under modern awards. National Minimum Wage Increase The changes to the...

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Family Law Agreements – Is a handshake Ever Enough?

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When a relationship breaks down many challenges occur. Immediate arrangements will often need to be made to ensure safety of former partners and their children. Parents will need to focus on what is in the...

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Deadline to apply for Director ID is fast approaching

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Company directors, new and existing, must apply now for a director identification number, or Director ID. The requirement was established to deter illegal phoenixing, fraud and corporate misconduct, as well as to simplify the tracking...

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Encouraging a Circular Economy in NSW: the New Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021

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Production stewardship Scheme The circular economy aims to reduce the use of virgin materials by encouraging the use of recycled and repurposed materials that can continue to circulate in the economy. The circular economy maximises...

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