BUYING a 1800 number can be fraught with pitfalls for the unwary, as one West Perth firm recently found.Office Solutions, a West Perth-based computer firm, allocated its marketing budget to a Yellow Pages advertisement with a 1800 number.
VOTING and enrolling in the recent Federal election was easier than enrolling in under-seven’s football. With no identification checks at any stage in the electoral process, one wonders how secure and accurate the results are.
THE collapse of HIH, national mergers and a fickle market have resulted in a rapid re-arrangement of Perth’s insurance lawyers. Any firm directory that is more than a few months old now would be of little use.
WA could lose its title of having the fastest justice in Australia if a rumoured 6 per cent cut to justice funding in next week’s State budget creates even bigger delays to obtaining trial dates for commercial disputes.
MOST businesses are victims of crime perpetrated by an employee at some time. Do you call in the police? Can you sack the employee? Dealing with fraud committed by an insider can be a legal and industrial minefield.
THE confidential nature of the relationship between clients and their solicitors is being chipped away, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission leading the latest foray against legal professional privilege.
PERTH-based companies are becoming increasingly international in their outlook, not just in the search for new business, but also to widen their shareholder base, boosting demand for specialist legal services.
THE Full Court of the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a Perth doctor who was sued by the family of a deceased patient because he refused to provide advice on a course of action he had advised against.