Publications

Date Title Author Practice Area
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
02 Dec 2015

Beware the Scope of ASX Listing Rule 7.1A

ASX Listing Rule 7.1A

ASX Listing Rule 7.1A was introduced in 2012 and enables eligible entities to issue up to a further 10% of their issued share capital, over and...

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Corporate Advisory
21 Oct 2015

Creditors should think twice before alleging misleading and deceptive conduct in an insolvency context

On 29 September 2015, in Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd v Viropoulos (No 3) [2015] FCA 1050 the Federal Court dismissed an application by Fonterra Brands (...

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Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
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