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Celebrating Promotions Across our Firm!
Tuesday 2 July 2024 / by Amal De Abreu, Marketing Manager posted in Promotions 2024

We are thrilled to announce a series of well-deserved promotions within our firm, effective Monday, 1 July. These promotions reflect our ongoing commitment to excellence, our appreciation of hard work, and our aim to foster talent within the firm.


New Rights and Protections for Site Union Delegates

As part of the Closing Loopholes Act amendments, from 1 July 2024, all Modern Awards and newly made Enterprise Agreements will include a new standard clause prescribing that Workplace (site Union) Delegates will have the right to actively, directly represent the industrial interests of both union members and potential members in the workplace.

This includes the right of a Delegate to represent employees in disputes with their employer.


Mortgagees Exercising Power of Sale
Thursday 27 June 2024 / by Robyn Chamberlain posted in Property Property Law Mortgage Power of Sale

A common question is whether the sale by a mortgagee exercising power of sale will extinguish all subsequent encumbrances when the transfer is registered.

In particular, will all caveats be removed on registration of the Transfer by the Mortgagee Exercising Power of Sale?


Navigating Payroll Tax Strains for Medical Practices and Practitioners
Tuesday 25 June 2024 / by Nicholas Maycock posted in Workplace Relations Medical Practices Workplace Employment Law Payroll Tax

Recent court decisions mean that medical practices and consultant practitioners should speak with employment lawyers to ensure they aren’t hit with unexpected payroll tax because of how they engage practitioners.


What Does Pride Month Mean to You?
Wednesday 19 June 2024 / by Amal De Abreu, Marketing Manager posted in Pride Month LGBTIQA+ Diversity & Inclusion

June is Pride Month. It is a time for celebration, reflection, and advocacy for the LGBTIQA+ community and allies. It holds different meanings for different people, and to capture the diversity, I reached out to various individuals at Holman Webb Lawyers and asked, “What does Pride Month Mean to You?


Tacking in Lending: Understanding the Key Concepts

The principles of tacking are an important yet often misunderstood concept in the securitisation of debt. For lenders, confusion generally surrounds the priorities for real property and personal property security. However, with a proper understanding of the principles, lenders can mitigate some of the priority issues that arise with registered and unregistered mortgages.


Important Updates for Businesses Starting 1 July 2024

Earlier today, the Fair Work Commission’s expert wage panel increased the National Minimum Wage and all rates in Modern Awards by 3.75%, commencing the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2024.  This increase in minimum wages will coincide with the legislated rise in minimum superannuation contributions, increasing to 11.5%, on 1 July 2024.


Case Study: Successful Defence in Gas Station Injury Case

LONEY V LUTHA GROUP PTY LTD T/AS SUSSEX INLET SERVICE STATION PTY (NO 2)

Holman Webb Lawyers recently successfully defended proceedings in the District Court in the case of Loney v Luthra Group Pty Ltd t/as Sussex Inlet Service Station (No 2).


Back to Basics - Contract for Sale of Land in NSW

Most people know that a contract for the sale of land in New South Wales must generally contain a copy of the title documents, drainage and sewerage diagram and a planning certificate (section 10.7) issued by the local council. 


Recent Court of Appeal Decision Concerning Claims Against Insurers where Causation was an Issue
Monday 13 May 2024 / by Nicholas Gordon posted in Insurance Court of Appeal

The NSW Court of Appeal recently delivered an interesting judgment in the case of Sydney Trains v Argo Syndicate AMA1200 [2024] NSWCA 101.


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