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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks appoints leading energy and resources partner November 19, 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019 Maddocks has appointed one of Australia’s leading energy and resources lawyers. Peter Limbers will be joining Maddocks as a partner in Sydney in early 2020. Peter is widely recognised as one … Continued

Latest Article

The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 – ESMs, rent reviews and cooling off December 12, 2019

Since the issue of VCAT’s advisory opinion in May 2015 (Opinion), the retail leasing sector has been grappling with uncertainty about a landlord’s ability to recover from a tenant certain costs incurred in complying with … Continued

Reading Room

  • Broken down – ACCC’s ‘future matters’ claims strategy in doubt

    In two recent decisions, the Federal Court has ruled against one of the ACCC’s favoured approaches when litigating manufacturers’ claims concerning the features of their products: namely, shifting the evidentiary burden of substantiating the manufacturer’s … Continued

  • Federal Government eyes the criminalisation of ‘wage theft’

    Recent media attention on the underpayment of employees by some of Australia’s well known brands has increased calls for reform to workplace laws On 19 September 2019, the Federal Government released a white paper on proposed … Continued

  • Final changes to the ASX Listing Rules announced

    On 10 October 2019 the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) released its response to feedback received on its consultation paper ‘Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules’, together with the … Continued

  • The final blow to premature payment claims in Victoria

    The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (BCISPA) gives significant rights to people who carry out construction work or provide related goods and services. Those rights arise from the issuing of … Continued

  • Commencement of Freedom of Information Professional Standards

    On Wednesday 11 September 2019, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Professional Standards (Standards) were published in a special edition of the Government Gazette. The Standards will commence on Monday 2 December 2019. They differ in parts from the draft … Continued

  • Final Commonwealth guidelines for Modern Slavery Act reporting entities released

    The Department of Home Affairs recently released the final Commonwealth Guidance for Modern Slavery Act Reporting Entities (final Commonwealth Guidelines). The release of the Final Commonwealth Guidelines means there are no excuses for reporting entities … Continued

  • Inquests & Inquiries – producing documents for a Royal Commission

    Currently, there are two large national Royal Commissions conducting inquiries in Australia: • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety • Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Over … Continued

  • Amendment VC161: Significant changes to renewable energy requirements

    To implement the Victorian Government’s commitment to supporting renewable energy development through the planning framework, Amendment VC161 (Amendment) was gazetted on 17 September 2019, introducing important changes to all Victoria Planning Provisions. What does this … Continued

  • Terminating a contract – when is it too late to act?

    Managing the performance of contracts in any business is often a legal minefield, particularly when a contractual counter-party is falling short of their obligations and consideration has to be given to terminating the contract (whether … Continued

  • New franchising disclosure document guidance – your document may not measure up

    Franchising in Australia is a sector under scrutiny. The sector has been digesting the content of the Fairness in Franchising report and the inter-agency Franchising Taskforce has been established. In the meantime, the Australian Competition … Continued