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Promoting workplace culture: An in-house lawyer’s solution

Organisations are beginning to recognise the strong correlation between positive workplace cultures and business productivity, employee engagement and health of employees. With this backdrop, we are witnessing...

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Big law vs. new law

The Australian legal industry is in a state of flux as traditional full-service law firms jockey for position in a marketplace agitated by their upstart New Law competitors. These start-up firms have challenged the status quo by brashly offering clients a business model that is the antithesis of the more established order. They emerged after the 2007-08 global financial crisis…

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The eye of the tax man

How important is it for a liquidator to account for funds before the tax man issues a notice of assessment. A recent Commissioner of Taxation ruling suggests th...

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That’s ‘Bazaar’!

Look out retailers … the ACCC is continuing its ‘big brother’ role in the consumer law space. In the recent Electronic Bazaar case1, the ACCC brought an a...

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The price is (not) right

Although the recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to raise the national minimum wage has caused controversy, in our experience many employers are oblivio...

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Doing Law Differently: Firms looking to the Future

There’s a scene in Richard Beasley’s Australian novel, ‘Hell Has Harbour Views’, where you find out that a hot shot Partner of fictional law firm, Rottmans, Maughan and Nash (otherwise known as Mean, Rotten and Nasty or the ‘greatest law firm in the universe’) achieves the particularly impressive feat of billing a client more than 24 hours in one day. Adept…

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Australian first: Firm introduces fixed-fee M&A

The uncertain nature of M&A matters has meant that it has been viewed as too complex for fixed pricing models. But following a successful trial, one Australian law firm has begun to offer fixed-fee M&A arrangements to its clients. Click here to read the rest of the article.

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Fisher & Paykel’s extended worry

Extended warranties have traditionally been seen as the cash cow of whitegoods and electronics. The fries with your burger if you like. The recent Australian Co...

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Sign on the dotted line

In an age of rapid changes in commerce, almost every norm of business processes has been challenged. But the handwritten signature for executing legal documents...

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Privacy cleared for take off

In a recent decision by the Privacy Commissioner1, a Virgin Australia airline passenger suffered damage through the collection and disclosure of his sensitive p...

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