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Apr 18, 2019 3:29:40 PM / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Property

The April edition of the Body Corporate Newsletter covers what new owners can do when faced with defective or incomplete building works, and the role the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (“the QBCC”) can play in helping you address the issue. Read the newsletter


Audit

Two recent cases involving SMSF auditors highlight the potential liability of auditors in undertaking audits of SMSF’S and the need for auditors to obtain evidence to support the opinions expressed. Find out more in our April 2019 Accountant Update


TM protection

Trade marks are core assets of many businesses, but in our experience they are often overlooked. A few recent cases have highlighted just how important it is to make sure your trade mark arrangements are in place and effective. Registering a trade mark is not the end of the process; there have been many cases of businesses ‘setting and forgetting’ their marks only to have their registrations challenged.


Landlord Tenant Leasing
Apr 4, 2019 2:23:47 PM / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail Property

2019 has started with a couple of very significant cases in the retail leasing division of NCAT (NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal) – both of which have gone the landlord’s way and delivered some unfortunate news for tenants in New South Wales.


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Mar 25, 2019 2:15:12 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Insurance Holman Webb News

Holman Webb Lawyers have been nominated as finalists for the Australasian Law Awards 2019 in the categories of:


Congratulations burst

We are pleased to announce our sector focussed leading lawyers have been recognised in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia list as published in the Australian Financial Review.


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Mar 8, 2019 8:22:53 AM / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Property
Phoenixing

What is Phoenixing?


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Feb 15, 2019 1:41:33 PM / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail

The news headlines are shouting the ground breaking penalty of $2.6 million imposed on the auto repair franchisor Ultra Tune Australia by the Federal Court last month.[i]   Of that amount $1.1 million was imposed for breaches of disclosure obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct including about $900,000 specifically arising from breaches of the obligations relating to accounting and disclosing of marketing funds. 


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