2020 – New laws potentially affecting you
The beginning of a new year sees the introduction of new laws that may well affect you or your loved ones. Read more to get the scoop. Speed camera locations From 1 January 2020 the WA government is no longer publishing the location of speed cameras! Don’t get...Read More
Commercial Law: what to consider before signing a contract
We often find that when businesses and individuals are signing contracts that it is a busy time in the business or individuals’ lives. There is often a lot going on and a lot of excitement about the endeavour about to be entered into. It is often, therefore, a temptation for...Read More
The Claremont Serial Killer: a different kind of forensics
Recently, Bradley Edwards has plead guilty to five of the eight charges against him. He is also the man accused of murdering Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon. These charges included sexual attacks on two young women – one in 1988 as the victim was sleeping in...Read More
Commercial Law: Do I need a shareholders’ agreement?
Miscommunication about an unwritten arrangement nearly cost brothers $200,000 A case that was heard in the Federal Court in August 2019 involved three brothers who set up a family business, but did not put the arrangements of the business in writing. Instead, the brothers relied on ‘trust and familial good...Read More
Murky waters: What is “responsible lending”?
On 13 August 2019, Justice Perram dismissed a case that ASIC brought against Westpac in regard to responsible lending laws. Ultimately, Justice Perram decided that Westpac’s use of an automated process for loan approvals was not a breach of responsible lending. The decision leaves us asking: Will banks ever...Read More