Same-Sex Marriages And Estate Planning

On 8 December 2017, Australia celebrated as same-sex marriage officially became law. On the following day, the laws took effect. But what does this mean for estate planning?

Franchising Injunctions: Preserving Your Rights And Maintaining The Status Quo

Injunctions play a key role in franchising. They are a specific tool that enables franchisors to enforce terms, relating to protecting their brand and trademarks, reputation and their franchises generally. They can also be used by franchisees to prevent a franchisor from wrongfully terminating their franchise arrangement.

Recently, Justice Barker of the Federal Court dismissed an urgent application for an injunction in the matter of W Hoy Pty Ltd v W.T.H. Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 310. His Honour determined this was not a matter where an injunction should be granted. He said that while some of the claims were arguable, they were not strong, and as such, the balance of convenience and justice did not warrant the granting of an injunction, as damages were an adequate remedy.

Alicia Hill named in 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

It is with great pride that we announce that Alicia Hill, Principal, has been included in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia for her work in Litigation.

Is Your Business Ready For Single Touch Payroll?

From 1 July 2018, it will be mandatory for “substantial” employers, those with 20 or more employees, to start reporting their employees’ payroll information to the ATO through Single Touch Payroll.

Now is the time to start thinking about how this will impact your business.