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