Under proposed changes to the subsidiary legislation of the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) (Strata Act), the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) will become a ‘one stop shop’ for all strata disputes.
Employers should consider whether their casual employees are in fact casual employees in substance. Relevant considerations for determining this are:
Less than 2% of disputes make it to trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
The recent $200,000 fine imposed on George Calombaris by the Fair Work Commission for underpaying staff is a timely reminder that the consequences of employers not understanding their obligations in r
A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has confirmed the once uncertain proposition that owners of social media pages may be found liable as publishers of defamatory comments made b
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Aaron McDonald discusses the findings of the "Fiocco Report" with John Fiocco.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall talks to Aaron McDonald from Pragma Legal and Catriona Macleod from Cullen Macleod about the WA commercial and civil legal market, including the rise of technology and increase in client bargaining power.
The Independent Contractors Act 2006 (Cth) (Act) seeks to establish the legal obligations, liabilities and rights that arise in service contracts between independent contractors and businesses.
The ACCC commenced proceedings against Meriton Property Services Pty Ltd (‘Meriton’) for engaging in conduct likely to mislead the public in connection with online website reviews on TripAdvisor in A
The ACCC introduced new laws on 12 November 2016 which extended to cover small business contracts and afford protection from unfair contract terms.
You may have heard the idea that a person includes companies. That sounds a little odd. Lawyers, on the other hand, don't blink at that sentence.
The future of the legal profession
The Law Society of New South Wales has published its report into the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (commonly known as the FLIP Report).
The recent decision of Badran v Public Transport Authority of Western Australia  WASCA 28, makes it clear that in Western Australia in order for an individual to obstruct, hinder or impede a pu
The NSW Supreme Court recently handed down a decision illustrating the importance of distinguishing ABNs and ACNs in the context of security registrations under the Personal Property and Securities Ac
If you’re a business owner, you may have heard of the term ‘trademark’, and you may wonder whether you need one, or whether registering your business name is enough to protect you and your business fr
The number of businesses in Western Australia that are appointing insolvency practitioners to administer them have been steadily increasing over the past decade.
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