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Chao Ni – Appointed Principal At MST Lawyers

MST Lawyers is pleased to announce the appointment of Chao Ni as a Principal in its Employment Law team.

Breaking News – Rebate Statement Issues Resolved By Parliament

MST Lawyers is delighted to report that the Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Act 2018 (Vic) (Act) was passed by the Legislative Council on 18 September 2018 and received Royal Assent on Tuesday of this week.

This is great news for Victorian real estate agents as it provides certainty moving forward in relation to the question of whether rebate statements complied with the legislative requirements of the Estate Agents Act 1980 (Vic) and, more importantly, the effect of non-compliance on the ability of an agent to sue for or to retain commission.

Secretly Recording Work Colleagues

Recording workplace conversations is a hot and contentious topic for employers and employees alike. In a world full of easily accessible recording devices, the secret recording of a conversation is more common than we would like to think. Individuals should be aware of their rights and obligations when considering recording a conversation in the workplace.

Is it ever okay to record workplace conversations secretly?

Enforcing Mediated Settlements Internationally: A New Horizon

Historically, one of the problems arising from using mediation to resolve disputes with either foreign parties or matters which cross international borders has been the limited ability to enforce breaches of mediated settlement agreements immediately

Work by UNCITRAL to develop a new Convention/Model law that will permit effective enforcement of mediated settlement agreements has largely been completed and offers new options for disputing parties.