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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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    The foundations of Estate Litigation

    By Andrea Harrold on Mar 18, 2020 11:59:04 AM

    Estate Litigation concerns suits against the Estate of a deceased person, usually because they were passed over for an inheritance but also in relation to how the Estate is being managed or in relation to the validity of a Will.

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    All the legal terms you need to know in conveyancing

    By Lisa Pizzonia on Mar 17, 2020 6:45:00 PM

    The legal work involved in preparing a sales contract, mortgage or other property related documents, is called conveyancing. While you can do your own conveyancing, most people engage a licensed conveyancer or solicitor to simplify the process. 

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    Why you need to know about the Security for Payment Act

    By Katherine McCarthy on Mar 17, 2020 9:50:47 AM

    The Security of Payment Act legislation (SOPA) enabled through the Building and Constructions Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (“the Act”) is a provision which allows creditors to enforce progress claim payments as per their contract. This is for works carried out, and goods and services provided in the construction industry, in accordance with their contract.

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    Who can dispute a Will?

    By James Frank on Feb 21, 2020 11:00:57 AM

    The Succession Act 2006 (NSW) is the piece if legislation that deals fundamentally with the affairs of an individual surrounding the act of succession, that is passing of property to another.

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    5 Reasons You Need a Shareholders' Agreement

    By Andrea Harrold on Feb 21, 2020 10:03:02 AM

    If a company has more than one shareholder it should have a shareholders’ agreement in place.

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    The Sperm Donor Case – A Seminal Decision

    By Karla Elias on Feb 20, 2020 11:55:03 AM

    “By biology, or by law, or a combination of both, certain people, take on the right and responsibilities of raising children, and are, or become parents”: Masson v Parsons [2017] FamCA 789, 46.

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