Blog

April 2016 Newsletter

In our April 2016 Newsletter “Is your legal advisor a strategic business connector?”, partner Victoria Mezhvinsky explores the ways in which lawyers can assist their clients beyond providing legal advice.

Read more

Part 1: Changes to Australia’s privacy law and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs)

Changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) implemented on 12 March 2014 could mean new or increased obligations for your business with respect to privacy. 1. Do the changes to the Privacy Act affect my business? Any organisation that collects, stores, uses or discloses personal information about individuals and has an annual turnover

Read more

Part 2: Changes to Australia’s privacy law and the impact on credit reporting

Changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) implemented on 12 March 2014 could mean new or increased obligations for your business with respect to credit reporting. 1.Do the changes to the Privacy Act with respect to credit reporting apply to my business? If your business is classified as a “credit provider”

Read more

Building and Construction Disputes- Changes to the way you must handle these

From 1 October 2014, new Court Rules were introduced to supplement the existing District Court Rules (Supplementary Rules). Amongst the changes was the introduction of Rules about building and construction disputes, for claims in excess of $100,000. These Rules relate to the steps that parties must take before they commence a Court action

Read more

Personal Properties Securities Act (Commonwealth) 2009 (“PPSA”)- Why you need to know about this.

As you may be aware the Personal Properties Securities Act (Commonwealth) 2009 (“PPSA”) was implemented in early 2012. It allows creditors, lenders or lessors, (the secured party) to secure title to, or an interest in, personal property in exchange for payment of a debt or an obligation by the borrower, debtor, lessee, (grantor) through a transaction relating to personal property.

Read more