Starting a new business? Here’s why you need a commercial lawyer
Thinking of starting a business? Especially in this ever-changing age of COVID-19, the sparks of inspiration that pave the way to becoming a business owner are kaleidoscopically diverse: like many Australians, you may have suddenly found yourself without a steady income; you may have found you loved working from home...Read More
Are we heading for a divorce tsunami?
The scene has been set by the number of divorces reportedly doubling following the easing of isolation restrictions in Wuhan. It seems that Australia may be heading down a similar path. Logically, it seems reasonable that isolation with one’s partner in a marriage or de facto relationship that is...Read More
Distributing Death Benefits in SMSF’s – Trustees must proceed with caution
The Victorian Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in Wareham v Marsella  VSCA 92 which has highlighted the need for trustees of SMSF’s to proceed cautiously when resolving to distribute a deceased member’s SMSF benefits in the absence of a valid binding death benefit nomination. This...Read More
FACEBOOK DEFAMATION CASE HAS BROAD RAMIFACTIONS
The New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down a decision on 1 June 2020 that found several media companies liable for defamatory comments posted by third-party users on the media outlets Facebook pages. The comments were posted in response to non-defamatory news articles published by three different media companies. ...Read More