Publications

Date Title Author Practice Area
14 Dec 2016

Supreme Court summarily dismisses Promissory Note defences and claims

Summary

Mr and Mrs Evans alleged that they had repaid a debt owed by them to ANZ by way of a Promissory Note. Mr and Mrs Evans further alleged that as...

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Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
07 Dec 2016

Kemp Strang acts for ANZ in successfully overturning decision on Bank Guarantees in High Court

Today the High Court delivered judgment in Simic v New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation [2016] HCA 47.

Kemp Strang has acted for ANZ during the course...

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Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
07 Dec 2016

Retail shop lease reform is here

The long-awaited changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) came into effect on 25 November 2016 after a six month preparation period following the passing of...

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Banking, Finance & Property
07 Dec 2016

Do I need a Shareholder's Agreement? Lessons from a burger bun fight

Putting in place a Shareholders' Agreement when you start a business can significantly reduce the risk of costly disputes between business partners, as the recent case between...

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Sarah Johnson Corporate Advisory
29 Nov 2016

Tis' the Season – Is there a case for Seasonally Adjusted Covenants?

Snapshot

Tis' the festive season and retailers everywhere are breathing a collective sigh of relief that registers are ringing out loudly again across the town. It...

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Banking, Finance & Property
06 Oct 2016

Court sets the bar for a genuine dispute and offsetting claim

Summary

In the recent case of Brandon Industries (VIC) Pty Ltd v V Locker Pty Ltd [2016] VSC 373, the respondent successfully opposed an application to set...

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Phil Kaunitz Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
27 Sep 2016

Work Health Safety Updates – Small to medium businesses most at risk

Work health and safety is an area which requires ongoing attention and commitment by businesses to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety not...

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Employment
27 Sep 2016

Reasonable Notice

Recent decisions revisit the relevance of the law of reasonable notice of termination.

In recent years, there have been a number of important judicial...

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Employment
27 Sep 2016

Adhering to Workplace Policies

In the recent case of Moore v Specialist...

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Employment
27 Sep 2016

Service as Casuals – Not the automatic write-off you think

Earlier this month we reported on the decision of AMWU v Donau Pty Ltd [2016] FWCFC 3075 (Donau), where the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (...

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Employment
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