Reminder – changes to the Australian Consumer Law likely to catch more business to business transactions

In Brief From 1 July 2021, the monetary threshold for determining whether a person acquires goods or services as a “consumer” will increase from $40,000 to $100,000 under section 3 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The amendment broadens the...
11 June, 2021

你注意到了吗?适当通知在执行外国仲裁裁决中的重要性 适当通知在执行外国仲裁裁决中的重要性

2021年5月11日,澳大利亚的联邦法院作出一项裁决,拒绝对一名(四人之一)被告人强制执行外国仲裁裁决,该名被告人声称对在中国进行的仲裁程序完全不知情。
28 May, 2021

Recent developments in the on-demand industry

Victorian inquiry into the on-demand workforce In 2018, the Victorian Labor Government commissioned an inquiry into the State’s on-demand workforce (Inquiry). The Inquiry was chaired by former Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James. The Inquiry’s report was published in July 2020...
28 May, 2021

Have you noticed? The importance of proper notice in enforcing a foreign arbitration award

In Brief On 11 May 2021, the Federal Court handed down a decision which refused to enforce a foreign arbitration award against one respondent (of four) who wholly disclaimed any knowledge of the arbitration proceedings which had taken place in...
21 May, 2021

Valuer and Retail Leases Update: COVID-19 Update

In Brief What you need to know For landlords, do not seek to terminate a lease without legal advice. If a landlord wrongfully terminates a lease for non-payment of rent last year, the landlord could be liable for damages representing...
21 May, 2021

Madgwicks’ Property Insights Newsletter: May 2021

Welcome to the May 2021 edition of the Madgwicks Lawyers Property Insights Newsletter! Articles include: Valuer and Retail Leases Update: Notice to tenant of last date to exercise option: A landlord should check as to whether it has provided the...
4 May, 2021

Valuer and Retail Leases Update: Notice to tenant of last date to exercise option

In brief A landlord should check as to whether it has provided the required notice under section 28(1A) of the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (the Act).  A notice provided in the past may not be sufficient and a new notice may...
3 May, 2021

Listen: The New Playing Field for Casual Employees

As part of our Corporate Alliance Partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), we were delighted to host The New Playing Field for Casual Employees webinar. The new statutory definition of ‘casual’ employment in the Fair Work Act comes with a...
30 April, 2021

What else should employers know about the new casual landscape?

Download our free casual conversion flowchart explaining the key steps here.    The new statutory definition of ‘casual’ employment in the Fair Work Act (explained in our earlier article) comes with a new regime for dealing with casuals. Below is...
12 April, 2021