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Last week, Australia's parliament passed a controversial act that will enable law enforcement and intelligence agencies to compel access to encrypted communications.
The beginning of the new year is an opportune time for trade mark owners to audit their Australian IP portfolio and licensing arrangements.
Jones Day
The court's general power to make "any order [it] thinks appropriate or necessary to ensure that justice is done" in a class action has been employed to make a wide range of orders.
Bartier Perry
There is still a lot of uncertainty about when it might be appropriate to accept an electronic signature on a document.
Gilchrist Connell
The award of damages took into account that syndication increased the scope of publication and resulting hurt and harm.
Kott Gunning
The scope of matters for the Commission to inquire into is very wide - almost the entire aged care sector in Australia.
Cooper Grace Ward
New FWA regulations and legislation address 'double dipping' claims by casual employees and casual conversion rights.
McCullough Robertson
The era of electric vehicles and other battery-powered technology has also ushered in the age of "new energy minerals".
Stacks Law Firm
This case highlights the importance of preparing a formal will in order to prevent lengthy and expensive litigation.
Stacks Law Firm
For drink driving offences, a court imposes a licence disqualification period and participation in the interlock program.
Littler Mendelson
In an important update to Australia's safety laws, the federal government has introduced a definition of "catastrophic injury" in the new Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Catastrophic Injury) Rules 2018.
A recent Federal Court decision has confirmed the Australian approach to the infringement of Swiss-style patent claims. The decision serves as a useful reminder of:
The case highlights the need to be precise in drafting these agreements, particularly in respect to division of property.
Kott Gunning
The FWO Report into National compliance shows that almost 40% of previously non-compliant employers continue to offend.
MDC Legal
Employers must be vigilant when hiring casual employees, particularly throughout the festive season and into the new year.
McCullough Robertson
Maximum term contracts that expire by the effluxion of time may no longer be exempt from unfair dismissal claims.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The Prague Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration were launched on 14 December 2018.
Bartier Perry
A new regulation prevents 'double dipping' by casual employees claiming both casual loadings and annual leave payments.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The decision imposed the largest penalty orders against an individual and against a corporation, for breaches of the ACL.
Kott Gunning
The case involved an appeal from Workcover WA in relation to a costs order made directly against the worker's lawyers.
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Some of the worst examples of misconduct in the financial services industry were set out in this recent FCA judgment.
Casual employees can, subject to certain prerequisites, request a full time or part time position after a period of time.
Gilchrist Connell
This UK case is useful for insurers and underwriters in the renewal or issue of insurance policies covering cyber risks.
Bryks Lawyers
This is the second of two articles that look at the benefits of the changes to the law for retail lessees and lessors.
Jones Day
Following consumer complaints, the Australian Competition and Consumer Regulator has released a report reminding airlines of obligations when dealing with the flying public.
Stacks Law Firm
Creditor sues for money received by bankrupt from his late mother's superannuation fund.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Employers should closely examine their employment and commercial arrangements to assess and minimise their risk profile.
Clyde & Co
The approach to combustible cladding on existing buildings in Australia is not uniform with each state providing a different response to the risk posed by combustible cladding on public and private
Cooper Grace Ward
You must review and update compliance policies and training programs to ensure you comply with the new penalties regime.
Jones Day
These obligations are increasingly a focus for the ACCC.
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