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How McDonalds lost its Big Mac Trade Mark in Europe

How McDonalds lost its Big Mac Trade Mark in Europe

McDonald’s flagship hamburger, the Big Mac, was first introduced in 1967 in the United States and quickly became a ...
Third Party Preference Payments Law Clarified by Victorian Court of Appeal

Third Party Preference Payments Law Clarified by Victorian Court of Appeal

In Cant v Mad Brothers Earthmoving Pty Ltd [2020] VSCA 198 (“Mad Brothers”), the Victorian Court of Appeal has ...
QUEENSLAND EXTENDS PROHIBITIONS ON RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL LEASE EVICTIONS AND LANDLORD’S TAKING OTHER PRESCRIBED ACTIONS

QUEENSLAND EXTENDS PROHIBITIONS ON RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL LEASE EVICTIONS AND LANDLORD’S TAKING OTHER PRESCRIBED ACTIONS

On 16 September 2020, the Queensland State Government announced amendments to the definition of “response period” ...
Extension of Insolvency Relief

Extension of Insolvency Relief

The Federal Government has announced that the temporary insolvency relief implemented in March of this year ...
Australia’s travel restrictions- too restrictive?

Australia’s travel restrictions- too restrictive?

Australia is nearing its fifth month of travel restrictions and while the majority of Australia is faring well ...
Amid rising tensions with China, Australia’s recent announcement of a “safe haven” offer to Hong Kong National’s becomes increasingly valuable

Amid rising tensions with China, Australia’s recent announcement of a “safe haven” offer to Hong Kong National’s becomes increasingly valuable

In a joint statement issued earlier this month by Alan Tudge, MP and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, an expansion ...
Verdict sets new legal precedent for mortgage fraud

Verdict sets new legal precedent for mortgage fraud

In a decision with important ramifications for financial lending institutions, a verdict handed down last week by ...
Mortgagee’s reasonable steps not so reasonable

Mortgagee’s reasonable steps not so reasonable

In C & F Nominees Mortgage Securities Ltd v Karbotli & Ors [2020] VCC 987 (the “Proceedings”) the County ...
QUEENSLAND’S NEW RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL LEASING LAWS EXPLAINED

QUEENSLAND’S NEW RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL LEASING LAWS EXPLAINED

The National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct - SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID 19 (“Code”) was ...
A window of opportunity for restructure

A window of opportunity for restructure

As a consequence of the financial impact that COVID-19 has had on the economy, Australia has entered a recession ...
Should I resolve my property matter during COVID-19?

Should I resolve my property matter during COVID-19?

For separating couples, uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic brings additional anxiety around the ...
Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 (Cth) response to the issuing of a statutory demand under the new laws

Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 (Cth) response to the issuing of a statutory demand under the new laws

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Sunstate Land Pty Ltd v Hiview Design & Construction Pty ...
Parenting Orders – Contravention Applications During COVID-19 Pandemic

Parenting Orders – Contravention Applications During COVID-19 Pandemic

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused considerable difficulties for separated parents, particularly those living ...
Casual Employment: Employees’ right to double dip confirmed – what employers need to know about recent decisions

Casual Employment: Employees’ right to double dip confirmed – what employers need to know about recent decisions

Following on from our articles ‘The Essence of Casual Employment’ and ‘Recent Developments in Casual ...
Are you Eligible for a Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300)

Are you Eligible for a Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300)

Arguably one of the greatest milestones of your life has just occurred, you have said the magic ‘yes’ or ‘will ...
The importance of obtaining proper advice when entering into a Binding Financial Agreement

The importance of obtaining proper advice when entering into a Binding Financial Agreement

We as family lawyers are, at times, faced with situations where there is a significant power imbalance or ...
Virtual company meetings, counterpart and electronic executions for corporate business is now permitted under new treasurer determination

Virtual company meetings, counterpart and electronic executions for corporate business is now permitted under new treasurer determination

On 5 May 2020, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg made a determination as a result of the ongoing COVID 19 saga that ...
COVID-19 – Why you need an expert Construction Lawyer during this pandemic

COVID-19 – Why you need an expert Construction Lawyer during this pandemic

As the world continues to grapple with this novel strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important that you ...
COVID-19 Impact on Commercial Dealings

COVID-19 Impact on Commercial Dealings

As the effects of COVID-19 continue to manifest themselves in our economy, the legal landscape continues to change ...
COVID-19 Personal & Corporate Insolvency during Coronavirus

COVID-19 Personal & Corporate Insolvency during Coronavirus

If you are currently experiencing financial distress contact us on (07) 5526 0157 to arrange an appointment to ...
COVID-19 Are you a Landlord or Tenant feeling the economic effects of Coronavirus?

COVID-19 Are you a Landlord or Tenant feeling the economic effects of Coronavirus?

No two leases are the same and everyone’s situation is different. Our experienced team of property and commercial ...
COVID-19 Shut Down, Stand Downs, Pay Cuts and more

COVID-19 Shut Down, Stand Downs, Pay Cuts and more

Managing your Employees during COVID-19 Pandemic Properly managing your workforce during this difficult time ...
COVID-19 Is your Estate Plan ready to combat Coronavirus?

COVID-19 Is your Estate Plan ready to combat Coronavirus?

Do not wait until it is too late! To ensure that your hard-earned assets are, to the fullest extent possible, ...
Promotion of Mark Steele to Special Counsel

Promotion of Mark Steele to Special Counsel

We are very pleased to announce that Mark Steele has been promoted to the role of Special Counsel at Marino ...
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