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.

  • 15 May2017

    Impact of Federal Budget on the financial services sector

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal & Catherine Osborne, Consultant Overview: The Commonwealth Government’s 2017–2018 Budget initiatives released on 9 May will target three principal regulatory components in the financial services sector over the short and longer term, in particular: reforms to dispute resolution capturing financial services, superannuation, trustee services,...
  • 15 May2017

    Dealing with complex facts in assessing contribution for an asbestos exposure injury

    Written by: Tamir Katz, Special Counsel & Rob Minc, Principal The Supreme Court of Victoria decision of Swiatek, handed down on 21 December 2016, provides an insight into how the courts deal with complex issues of factual causation and contribution involving multiple defendants in a case relating to an injury...
  • 15 May2017

    Amendment of service approvals – your options if you are refused

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal and Georgina Odell, Special Counsel Child care services may wish to apply for an amendment to their service approval for example, to increase the number of children that can be cared for at any one time. Applications to amend service approvals must be in writing...
  • 15 May2017

    Proposed changes to National Quality Framework

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Special Counsel Proposed changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) have been agreed and will be introduced from October 2017. The changes include: A revised National Quality Standard to strengthen quality in education and care by reducing the number of standards and elements...
  • 15 May2017

    Choosing the right business structure for your child care service

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal Whether you are entering into an existing child care business, intending to set up a new structure or restructuring an existing business there are a range of legal structures which may apply in your circumstances. Different legal risks and liabilities associated...

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