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.

  • 24 May2018

    ‘SafeScript’ Roll-out: An update for practitioners on important regulatory changes from 1 July 2018

    Written by: Principal Kellie Dell'Oro and Associate Anna Martin The Victorian Department of Health has confirmed that the implementation of the ‘SafeScript’ real-time prescription monitoring system will begin later this year. The initial roll-out is set to take place in the Western Victoria Primary Health Network catchment area before...
  • 14 May2018

    What to consider when you buy a Fitness Franchise

    Written by: Greg Bawden, Solicitor Franchise systems are prevalent in the Fitness Industry. Buying a franchise has a number of advantages, such as the association with an established and reputable brand or service, assistance with setting up elements of the franchise, initial management training and...
  • 14 May2018

    Fair Go! Are your standard contracts unfair?

    Written by: Greg Bawden, Solicitor The Federal Court in ACCC v JJ Richards & Sons has provided guidance on what may constitute an unfair contract term in a small business contract. As of 12 November 2016, statutory protections in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) against...
  • 14 May2018

    Assigning your Commercial or Retail Lease

    Written by: Zile Yu, Solicitor Premises are one of the most expensive outlays of any business, however do you understand your lease? As the tenant, dealing with any landlord is often a David vs Goliath affair, especially in a major business transaction such as selling...
  • 14 May2018

    Charities Unclear and Uncertain about Disclosure of Political Donations and Expenditure

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal Important changes to funding and disclosure laws which apply to charities are on the horizon under proposed changes to Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (‘Electoral Act’). Non-party Political Actors Under the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017...

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