Greg Malakou, Holman Webb CEO, speaks to Business First magazine about how innovation not only gives Holman Webb a competitive advantage in the market but is also fundamental to the firm’s growth strategy.
A new version of the Code of Conduct came into effect on 18 April 2017. Members are reminded to update the links on websites and other electronic communications to remain compliant with Clause 11.4 of the Code.
We are delighted to announce that the Holman Webb Health Law Bulletin May 2017 edition has been published.
“The only thing that is constant is change ” – Heraclitus
Associations and charities alike understand the need to negotiate their way through changing patterns of contact and response from government, and have seen how the government’s attitude to the ACNC and regulation of charities has changed lately.
Standard form contracts have long been under a cloud and have troubled contract theory because they may arise even though there may have been no ’meeting of minds’ between the parties. Even so, merchants have found them very useful, probably for as long as there have been merchants. In Schroeder Music Publishing Co Ltd v Macaulay  1 WLR 1308 Lord Diplock noted the ’ancient’ history of standard form contracts and approved those between merchants facilitating terms of trade, but criticised the growth of one-sided contracts between parties of unequal bargaining power.
We are delighted to announce that three of our firm’s senior team members have been selected in the Ninth edition of the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, Best Lawyers.
2013 saw the legislative and regulatory environment for charities significantly changed. 2014 looks like being a repeat, but in the opposite direction. The government has confirmed its intention to abolish the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and to return to the common law definition of charity of the purposes of Commonwealth laws.
Treasury has announced that implementation of the unrelated commercial activities tax will be further delayed to 1 July 2014. The tax remains retrospective for those unrelated commercial activities that commenced after 7:30 PM on 10 May 2011, subject to passing the enabling legislation. This leaves charities with uncertainty regarding the tax status of their commercial activities.