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Back to the Future – Testing Insolvency

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Anchorage Capital Master Offshore Ltd v Sparkes (No 3); Bank of Communications Co Ltd v Sparkes (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 1025 arose from the collapse of Arrium Ltd and a number of its subsidiaries in...

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Third party funds and a company’s solvency

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Introduction In Quin v Vlahos [2021] VSCA 205, the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal recently considered the interesting question of when third party funds can be taken into account in determining a company’s solvency.  The...

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Tracing the Transfer

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In the recent case of Bredenkamp (The Trustee of the Property of McKelt, a Bankrupt) v McKelt [2021] FCCA 468, Judge Street of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia considered the circumstances in which a...

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Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme in Victoria – Details now available

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As one of the measures to assist businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 lockdowns, the Victorian Government announced on 28 July 2021 the reinstatement of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme for commercial and retail tenants....

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Hunt & Hunt supporting the 2021 Vinnies Western Sydney Community Sleepout

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Hunt & Hunt were pleased to have a team of 4 lawyers from our Sydney and North Ryde office participate in this year’s Vinnies Community Sleepout in support of the Western Sydney community and our longstanding...

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New Covid vaccination compensation scheme provides additional incentive to employers to have staff vaccinated

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In a media release on Saturday 28 August 2021, the Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon. Greg Hunt announced details of a new no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme (VCS) which will operate...

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ASU wins changes to the Victorian Local Government Award, but Councils challenge longer shifts for Casuals

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On 23 August 2021, the Fair Work Commission determined to make some amendments to the Victorian Local Government Award 2015 (VLG Award). The changes came off the back of an application by the Australian Services...

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The risks of writing your own Will

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The coronavirus pandemic has thrown our lives into a state of uncertainty and during this time many people are considering whether they should make a Will or they are reflecting on their existing Wills to...

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The effects of social media on the 2020 Victorian Local Government election

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In 2020, many Victorian Councils were faced with the difficulties of navigating an election period during the COVID pandemic. This contributed to candidate behaviours that were questionable, disruptive and unethical. The Local Government Inspectorate’s (LGI)...

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Preparing for 100% Electronic Lodgement of Property Dealings in NSW

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On 11 October 2021, changes to NSW’s land titles system will be introduced to transition NSW away from paper-based processes. These changes will be implemented under the Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021....

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ASIC releases reference checking protocol for mortgage brokers and financial advisors

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New laws that introduce mandatory reference checking in respect to financial advisors and mortgage brokers before they are hired into new positions will take effect from 1 October 2021. These amendments to the Corporations Act...

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No jab, no work – FWO’s updated advice still leaves questions for employers

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The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) posted updated guidance on its website last night relating to the power of employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees. This is an issue that we have also discussed...

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