Insights

Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 17 Nov2017

    Commercial Insights – November 2017

    Written by: Editors: Michael Bracken, Principal and Greg Bawden, Solicitor In this edition of Commercial insights, we discuss how a recent decision of the Queensland Supreme Court emphasising the importance of contractual rights under a shareholders’ agreement to protect minority shareholders, we examine the newly increased powers of the Fair Work...
  • 16 Nov2017

    Put it in writing: Tools to protect and enforce minority shareholder rights (Part 2)

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal The Importance of a Shareholders’ Agreement In the previous issue of Commercial Insights we wrote about the utility and importance of a shareholders’ agreement in protecting the rights of a minority holding, as illustrated by the recent case of SDW2...
  • 15 Nov2017

    How to avoid copyright infringement

    Written by: Janette Li, Associate (IP, Trade Marks & Commercial Law) With so much information publicly available, you must be careful not to infringe copyright when you use another person’s material. How can you better comply with Australian copyright laws? What is copyright? Copyright is protection over the way an idea...
  • 14 Nov2017

    How fit are you, legally?

    Written by: Greg Bawden, Solicitor Working as a Fitness Professional (FP) can be a rewarding career in helping others achieve their health and fitness goals, but the responsibilities also carry a number of substantial and potential legal and business risks, so it is always a...
  • 14 Nov2017

    Increased Powers of the Fair Work Ombudsman – Is your Business Vulnerable?

    Written by: Sharlene Wellard, Principal, Jessica Light, Senior Associate and Leanne Dearlove, Associate. New legislation has recently been introduced which was sparked by the discovery of a number of large organisations found to have engaged in systematic underpayments and exploitation of workers. The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 provides the...

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