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The future of personal property securities: What lies ahead?

The Federal Government plans to make significant changes to Australia's personal property securities law to remove complexity. While changes to the PPSS are not yet in law, businesses and individuals should prepare now by proactively considering the impact of these reforms.
1 July 2024

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Explainer: The ACCC’s new designated complaints function

Explainer: The ACCC’s new designated complaints function

Our Explainer provides the key things you need to know about the ACCC’s new designated complaints function.
4 July 2024
The future of personal property securities: What lies ahead?

The future of personal property securities: What lies ahead?

The Federal Government plans to make significant changes to Australia's personal property securities law to remove complexity. While changes to the PPSS are not yet in law, businesses and individuals should prepare now by proactively considering the impact of these reforms.
1 July 2024
Amendments to CCA - Establishing a designated complaints function within the ACCC

Amendments to CCA – Establishing a designated complaints function within the ACCC

The Fair Go for Consumers and Small Business Act 2024 has set up a new system for handling major complaints.
18 June 2024
Protecting your interest in property using the Personal Property Securities Register

Protecting your interest in property using the Personal Property Securities Register

The Personal Property Securities Act (or PPSA as it’s known) has been around since 2009. It has been updated several times since enactment and decisions on certain legal cases have referenced the PPSA, so we thought it was about time we gave you an update on this important legislation.
16 May 2024

Quarterly Report: Jan-Mar 2024

We hope that your year is off to an enjoyable and productive start. 2024 is well and truly underway and we’ve hit the ground running with a myriad of engaging projects and ventures.
24 April 2024
Upholding Consumer Rights: ACCC's Vigilance in the Australian Market

Upholding consumer rights: ACCC’s vigilance in the Australian market

With a focus on addressing cost of living concerns, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is cracking down on practices that may harm consumers and market competition.
26 March 2024
Episode 7: 'The Golden Hour with Allan Briggs and Robert Hadler

Episode 7: ‘The Golden Hour’ with Allan Briggs and Robert Hadler

In the latest episode of Legally Consumed, we had the pleasure of hosting Robert Hadler and Allan Briggs to discuss the importance of cybersecurity with a focus on sensitive customer data. Allan, also known as ‘The Crisis Guy’, is the founder and CEO of Crisis Shield, a crisis management firm. Robert has over 40 years’ experience as a senior advisor at board and executive levels, and is a trusted authority in crisis management.
Episode 06: “It’s like Netflix but for your car”: Switching Lanes with Desmond Hang

Episode 6: ‘It’s like Netflix but for your car’ – Switching Lanes with Desmond Hang

For our sixth episode, our Legally Consumed co-hosts switched lanes and explored the vehicle subscription model offered by Carbar, an automotive technology start-up disrupting the traditional Australian vehicle usage model. Joining us for this episode is Desmond Hang, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbar, who shares how his passion for technology and cars is steering the automotive industry in a new direction.
Episode 5: ‘From Pasture to Pour: Unleashing the Milky Marvels of Australia’ with Jared Pereira

Episode 5: ‘From Pasture to Pour: Unleashing the Milky Marvels of Australia’ with Jared Pereira

In this episode of Legally Consumed, our CIE Legal co-hosts were joined by special guest Jared Pereira. They looked into how Fonterra are tackling climate change with creative solutions, the legalities surrounding the dairy industry and the impacts of the emerging market of plant-based milks on the dairy industry.
Episode 4: ‘The road ahead for driverless cars’ with Professor Michael Milford

Episode 4: ‘The road ahead for driverless cars’ with Professor Michael Milford

In this episode of Legally Consumed, CIE Legal host, Raph Goldenberg, is joined by special guest Professor Michael Milford. They delve into various topics such as the promising business benefits of AVs, the societal benefits in accident reductions and the legal and ethical issues surrounding AVs.
Episode 3: 'Finding a Fake' with Craig Douglas

Episode 3: ‘Finding a fake’ with Craig Douglas

In our third episode, CIE Legal co-hosts, Raph Goldenberg and Kaye Ho, went undercover with Craig Douglas, owner of Nationwide Research Group, an Australia-wide specialist research and investigations company, focussing on brand protection.
New Wave Brewing with Bonehead Brewing

Episode 2: ‘New wave brewing featuring Bonehead Brewing’ featuring Anthony Dinoto and Travis Nott

In this episode of Legally Consumed, our CIE Legal co-hosts took a seat at the bar to learn more about Bonehead Brewing, an independent craft brewery in Melbourne that focuses on producing well-balanced and approachable beers.

Client Stories

CIE Legal's Mo-tivation: Hairy Fundraising and Contract Magic for Movember

CIE Legal’s Mo-tivation: Hairy Fundraising and Contract Magic for Movember

So many individuals and organisations are raising funds for men’s health this November and CIE Legal is no exception. Yes, the global phenomenon that is Movember is here again and it’s bigger than ever.
Pragmatism and mutual respect gets landmark deal done for Optimus

Pragmatism and mutual respect gets landmark deal done for Optimus

CIE Legal represented Optimus Group on its recent acquisition of Autopact in what is a landmark deal for the automotive sector.
New style of advice makes life easier for Ford Australia

New style of advice makes life easier for Ford Australia

We caught up with Rebecca Browne, Senior Legal Counsel at Ford Australia, to understand her impressions of CIE Legal’s style of advice.
Swift and decisive action recovers funds for online retailer

Swift and decisive action recovers funds for online retailer

When our client needed assistance in recovering funds from a supplier, they turned to Mark Waters and the team at CIE Legal for help.
Working as an extension of Ford Australia’s in-house team gets the job done

Working as an extension of Ford Australia’s in-house team gets the job done

When Ford decided to bring the F-150 pickup truck back to Australia, they turned to RMA Automotive to adapt the vehicles for Australian requirements.
“Lean ship” + straight talking gets results for Fonterra

“Lean ship” + straight talking gets results for Fonterra

When Fonterra, a multi-national diary co-operative and one of New Zealand’s largest companies, needed advice on implementing the changes introduced by the new Dairy Code of Conduct 2020, they turned to CIE Legal.

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