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Defamatory Content Online – When are You and Your Company Liable?

15 December 2015 - Defamation & Media, Legal Updates

Two recent cases continue a trend of companies being sued for content that they haven’t posted themselves, but have been posted by users or visitors of their websites or social media platforms.

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Succession Planning

1 December 2015 - Estate & Succession Planning, Legal Updates

The fast approaching holiday season serves as a timely reminder to ensure your estate and succession planning is in order. Not only is it important to structure your finances, and any investments or business ventures appropriately throughout your lifetime, it is also important to ensure that your assets and estate are dealt with in accordance with your wishes.

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New Legislation – Unfair Contract Protections Extended

10 November 2015 - Competition & Consumer Law, Legal Updates

On the 20th of October 2015, legislation was passed which will make void, ‘unfair terms’ in ‘standard form contracts’ where at least one party is a ‘small business’ and the ‘upfront price payable’ is less than a threshold amount.

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Employers Granted More Power in Controlling Leave Balances

6 October 2015 - Human Resources Law, Legal Updates

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that employers can now direct award covered employees to take annual leave if they have accrued excessive leave balances.

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Take Control of Your Future – New Powers of Attorney Act

29 September 2015 - Estate & Succession Planning, Legal Updates

Are you prepared for your future? Have you thought about who will make decisions for you when you cannot make them? A power of attorney is an important tool that enables you to appoint individuals to make decisions about your wellbeing when you cannot make them yourself. As a result of a recent change in law there are now three forms of powers of attorney available in Victoria. Which power of attorney is appropriate for you?

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