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Misleading Website Reviews: Federal Court Imposes Penalties

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

Unfair Contract Terms: ACCC Enforces New Laws

The ACCC introduced new laws on 12 November 2016 which extended to cover small business contracts and afford protection from unfair contract terms.

What’s a ‘person’? Legal entities in hospitality businesses

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.

Findings on the future of the legal profession

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).

What powers do WA Public Transport Authorities have to request personal information?

The recent decision of Badran v Public Transport Authority of Western Australia [2017] WASCA 28, makes  it clear that in Western Australia in order for an individual to obstruct, hinder or impede a pu

Security Interests and the PPSR – Why ABNs and ACNs matter

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

To Trademark or Not to Trademark?

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

Maximising your Prospects of Getting Paid

The number of businesses in Western Australia that are appointing insolvency practitioners to administer them have been steadily increasing over the past decade.