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    Preparing for the Precipice: changes to JobKeeper

    By James Frank on Jul 24, 2020 12:19:47 PM

    As you are aware the JobKeeper Payment in its current form will cease on 27th September 2020. However, on 21st July the Government advised that JobKeeper will be extended in a modified way with the end point now being 28th March 2021.

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    What is the biggest risk to a business? People

    By James Frank on Jul 22, 2020 2:11:24 PM

    How important are your employees?

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    Is the way we test capacity for Wills right?

    By Kaitlyn Sheridan on Jul 22, 2020 12:56:55 PM

    In an ageing and growing population with life expectancy increasing, it is becoming more and more crucial to test someone's decision-making capacity in the making of Wills. The foundational test for testamentary capacity is found in the case of Banks v Goodfellow (1870) LR 5 QB 549 which is a case from 150 years ago. In light of recent trends in the population and aged care living, it is essential to review whether the test set out in this case is still applicable, or whether a new test for capacity is needed to meet the current circumstances.

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    What is a de facto relationship?

    By Karla Elias on Jul 22, 2020 12:30:29 PM

    Some people may worry that when they enter into a relationship they will be classified as de facto, which in turn has an impact on whether they may be exposed to a claim for a property settlement or maintenance upon the breakdown of a relationship.

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    Why wait? The defence of laches

    By Andrea Harrold on Jul 22, 2020 10:53:45 AM

    When confronted with a potential litigation there are usually 2 responses:

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    3 Issues to Avoid When Purchasing Property

    By Lisa Pizzonia on Jul 21, 2020 4:01:06 PM

    Purchasing a property is a very big investment so Purchasers should do their due diligence prior to signing the Contract for Sale (“Contract”) and also during the purchase process.

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    A major shock for employers of casual employees

    By Philip van den Heever on May 25, 2020 10:41:31 AM

    In the last week there has been a significant decision that has come as a major shock to employers of casual employees. In the case of Workpac v Rosatto, the Full Bench of the Federal Court of Justices Mordy Bromberg, Richard White and Michael Wheelahan found that even though Mr Rossato was on paper a casual employee, the evidence suggests that his employment was 'regular, certain, continuing, constant and predictable', and he was given rostered shifts well in advance, and as such, he was eligible to entitlements that full time employees receive.

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    What can go wrong with a Contract for Sale?

    By Lisa Pizzonia on May 25, 2020 10:21:22 AM

    There are many issues which could arise when entering into a sale or to purchase a Contract for Sale. It is critical for individuals and companies to seek legal advice before entering into a Contract for Sale to avoid certain issues.

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    JobKeeper: What you need to know

    By Philip van den Heever on Apr 16, 2020 12:49:14 PM

    Last week, Parliament passed legislation making changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 to accommodate the JobKeeper wage subsidy announced the week before.

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    New Legislation: Combating Illegal Phoenixing

    By James Frank on Mar 19, 2020 5:08:00 PM

    On 17 February 2020 the Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019 received royal ascent.

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