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Sexual Harassment in the Post-Weinstein Age – What's Next for Employers?

The downfall of one-time Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein is increasingly looking like a seminal event, causing a paradigm shift in the way sexual ...

19 Jan 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
Family law and caveats

According to the Real Property Act, a person who claims a legal or equitable estate or interest in land ('caveator') can lodge a caveat against the ...

9 Jan 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
Mental illness in parenting matters

Each year at least 1 in 5 Australians over the age of 16 experience mental illness. It is common for people to experience mental illness during difficult ...

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
It's mine, I got it after we broke up

In family law disputes it is a common misconception that an inheritance or other large sum received after separation will be excluded from the property ...

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
I'm late complying with Family Court Orders, no one will mind

In a recent Family Law case the husband found out the hard way that he should not have delayed complying with Court Orders for his property settlement.

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
Quirks in modern awards #4: No overtime rates for casuals in the Horticulture Award 2010

The majority of employees in Australia are covered by an industry / occupation specific modern award. Whilst many of the awards contain similar provisions, ...

6 Dec 2017 / Simon Obee, Associate read more
Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49

The High Court decision in Thorne v Kennedy highlights the difficulties inherent in Financial Agreements under the Family Law Act

30 Nov 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate and Katerina Lonergan, Graduate-At-Law read more
Quirks in modern awards #3: No "small business" exemption for redundancy pay under certain awards

The majority of employees in Australia are covered by an industry / occupation specific modern award. Whilst many of the awards contain similar provisions, ...

29 Nov 2017 / Simon Obee, Associate read more
Brands as a Legal Asset

Brands are an intellectual property asset. Unfortunately they rarely appear on a company's balance sheet. As a consequence, brands may often be ...

23 Nov 2017 / Eric Ziehlke, Partner read more
Quirks in modern awards #2: Five or six weeks' annual leave under the Nurses Award 2010

The majority of employees in Australia are covered by an industry / occupation specific modern award. Whilst many of the awards contain similar provisions, ...

22 Nov 2017 / Simon Obee, Associate read more
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Association Memberships
Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
  • 2017 - Winner Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards
  • 2017 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards
  • 2017 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards