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Holding Redlich appoints partner specialising in government advisory

Holding Redlich appoints partner specialising in government advisory

Holding Redlich is pleased to announce the appointment of Eleanor Scott as a Partner in the firm’s Queensland practice. Eleanor specialises in local government advisory, property law, commercial law, energy and resources advisory, native title, cultural heritage and land tenure.

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21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Amendments to the Corporations Act – draft legislation released

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

The government has released draft legislation to amend the Corporations Act 2001, allowing the use of virtual meetings and electronic signatures to become permanent.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this week’s edition, we review the uptake of the federal government’s HomeBuilder grant and the recent statistics on residential sales nationally.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Corporate crime in Australia 2020

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We provide a snapshot of recent changes that may impact Australia’s corporate crime regime, including proposed legislative reforms and a review by the Australian Law Reform Commission.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Defamation claims: Can a conditional apology avoid aggravated damages?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

According to a recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision, a conditional apology may reduce the likelihood of a plaintiff being awarded aggravated damages where the defendant denies conveying defamatory imputation.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Is a safety regulator’s enforcement notice always valid? Not if the notice was issued ‘under dictation’

#Workplace Relations & Safety

A finding by the NSW Ombudsman means organisations should carefully review any safety enforcement notices, and assess whether the notices were issued without a reasonable belief that a contravention exists or under instructions by another person.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Business sale on ice? Defrost it with these five tips

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Did your business sale fall over because of the pandemic? Does that mean the deal is dead in the water? Not exactly. We outline some tips for reviving an aborted deal.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Transport, Shipping & Logistics

#Transport, Shipping & Logistics

An Australian company named Global Energy Ventures presented what it believes will be the world’s first compressed hydrogen ship which could play a key role in the development of a hydrogen export industry.

20 October 2020 - Knowledge

Family estate planning risks

#Private Client Practice, #Agribusiness

We consider a recent case which shows that providing financial support to an adult child may increase their likelihood of a successful claim against your estate.

20 October 2020 - Knowledge

Federal Court confirms broad reach of superannuation guarantees to personal service contractors

#Workplace Relations & Safety, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

A Full Federal Court decision has confirmed that employers may be required to make superannuation contributions, even if an independent contractor is not an employee under common law.

20 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia has received additional funding in the 2020-21 Federal Budget to provide reform and investment advice in support of the infrastructure-led COVID recovery and have the opportunity to conduct a major reset of the Assessment Framework, which is our methodology for assessing proposals for inclusion on the Infrastructure Priority List.

19 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Local Government

#Local Government

The Treasurer says the 2020 budget will help rebuild the economy by building more roads, rail and bridges.

19 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

ASIC has obtained interim orders and injunctions from the Federal Court of Australia against Mr David Murphy, Mr Anastasios Mavroulis, Mrs Kewa Ruwhiu and Mr Mathew Ruwhiu (the defendants) and Debts Knockout Pty Ltd (Debts Knockout) in relation to unlicensed financial services.

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13 October 20 - Media Release

Holding Redlich appoints partner specialising in government advisory

National law firm Holding Redlich is pleased to announce the appointment of Eleanor Scott as a Partner in the firm’s Queensland practice.

16 September 20 - In the News

Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy

The newly updated Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy (Policy) places Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and regional businesses front of mind for Government procurement.

14 September 20 - In the News

Can restraints in shareholder, share sale and business agreements be enforced? In short, yes

We are often asked whether restraints (such as non-compete obligations, undertakings not to poach customers/employees and restrictions on the use of similar names/trademarks) in shareholders agreements, share sale agreements and business sale agreements can be enforced. The short answer is generally yes.