How do businesses protect personal property? A look at the PPSA and some recent cases.
In January 2012 the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (“PPSA”) came into full effect, providing a set of rules for creating and protecting security interests in personal property and establishing a national register of all such security interests. The Act made significant changes to the law regarding security interests...Read More
What happens when a company goes into administration?
Are you a small or medium sized business? Have you been experiencing financial troubles? Have you considered voluntary administration? Going into administration If a company becomes insolvent, it will need to go into administration. Voluntary administration occurs when the directors of a company decide to appoint an administrator...Read More
Banks charging dead people fees
The Royal Commission findings The recent Banking Royal Commission has made it clear that it’s important to be aware of what happens to one’s bank accounts after they pass away. The Royal Commission has discovered, among other things that Commonwealth Bank has been charging fees to clients who have died....Read More
Breach of Personal Information- Be aware of recent changes
In 2016, ride-sharing giant Uber settled a government investigation into its implementation and use of a system setting known as “God View”. God View was a system accessible by certain employees of Uber in which they could track any of the rides taken by individual users of the app. Concern...Read More
Corporate Manslaughter Laws in Australia
What is corporate manslaughter? Manslaughter is ultimately the crime of killing a person in circumstances that do not amount to murder. Put simply, it is the unlawful killing of a person without malice aforethought, or the desire to harm them. It follows, then, that corporate manslaughter is a crime that...Read More