Publications

Date Title Author Practice Area
03 Mar 2016

Strata Reform

By Roger Mattar, Partner (with assistance from Georgia Videan, Law Clerk)

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Roger Mattar Banking, Finance & Property
20 Jan 2016

Banking on Hotels in 2016

Background

As an asset class Australian hotels, particularly those in our capital cities, have been hot property in recent years and according to the expert...

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Matthew Wilson Banking, Finance & Property
20 Jan 2016

Surety and Bank Facilities

The last few years has seen an increasing level of participation by surety providers in syndicated bank facilities. From the bank perspective this has been a response to...

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Banking, Finance & Property
24 Dec 2015

Together We Stand, Divided We Vote

ASIC has recently updated its guidance on collective action by investors (contained in Regulatory Guide 128 Collective action by investors (RG 128)).

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Corporate Advisory
24 Dec 2015

High Court Reinforces Approach to Construction of Commercial Contracts

The High Court recently considered the construction of commercial agreements and took the opportunity to restate the legal principles governing the interpretation of commercial...

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Corporate Advisory
09 Dec 2015

Caution when Employees are Dismissed on Medical Grounds

Organisations must be extra careful when dismissing employees due to illness or injury, as demonstrated in two recent unfair dismissal cases with alternative outcomes.

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Employment
09 Dec 2015

Alcohol-Fuelled Misconduct at Work Functions

The Fair Work Commission decision in Keenan v Leighton Boral Amey Joint Venture [2015] FWC 3156 highlights a number of issues for employers to consider as we head into...

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Employment
09 Dec 2015

Can a Redundant Employee be "Overqualified" for Redepoloyment

A redundancy can be deemed to be an "unfair dismissal" if it would have been reasonable to redeploy the employee into a vacant position within the organisation.

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Employment
09 Dec 2015

Three Workplace Policies to Lower Employer Legal Risk

Organisations should have, as a minimum, workplace policies which deal with the following:

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Employment
09 Dec 2015

New Requirement to "Discuss" Requests for Extension of Parental Leave

The National Employment Standards (NES) allows eligible employees to take an 'available period' of up to 12 months of unpaid parental leave. Eligible employees...

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Employment
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