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PPSA and COVID-19: Act Promptly in the Road Ahead!

With financially distressed businesses on the rise, secured parties must ensure that they have registered their security interests on the Personal Property Securities Register within time.  This is crucial in order to avoid losing the security altogether, if the borrower/grantor commences insolvency.

Legal Lockdown - Episode 3: Personal Injury Claims

In EPISODE 3 of Holman Webb's Legal Lockdown series, we speak with Dawn Piebenga, one of Australia’s leading occupational therapists and medico-legal expert about COVID-19’s impact on Personal Injury claims and performing virtual assessments.

Holman Webb Recognised in Best Lawyers Australia 2021
Friday 24 April 2020 posted in Best Lawyers

Holman Webb is pleased to announce that five of our lawyers have been recognised in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers Australia.

Working From Home: Employer Obligations During COVID-19
Thursday 23 April 2020 / by Grace Gunn, Jacob Daly and Ellie Jongma posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Workplace Relations COVID-19 Workplace Relations Working From Home

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many (if not most) employers have directed their employees to work from home.  With this in mind, it is crucial for employers to understand that their overriding obligation to provide employees with a safe workplace has not changed.

Legal Lockdown - Episode 2: Commercial and Residential Tenancies

In EPISODE 2 of Holman Webb's Legal Lockdown series, Chief Marketing and Corporate Relations Officer Adriana Giometti is joined by Tal Williams, Partner within the firm's Business, Corporate and Commercial team, to discuss a range of issues currently facing both commercial and residential tenants.

Drone (UAV) Laws: Focused on Safety or Keeping Australia Back?

Whilst 2002 saw Australia become the first country to introduce legislation relating to civilian drone use, current strict drone regulations have caused commercial drone operations in Australia to lag behind those in other parts of the world.

Legal Lockdown - Episode 1: JobKeeper Scheme
Thursday 16 April 2020 / by Holman Webb posted in Workplace Relations COVID-19 Legal Lockdown

Holman Webb is excited to announce the launch of ‘Legal Lockdown’ - our new video series aimed at helping Australian businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Affidavits in the Time of COVID-19
Wednesday 15 April 2020 / by Anna Zeltzer posted in Insurance COVID-19 Court News

Due to the social distancing regulations put in place to help deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, Australian courts have implemented a myriad of solutions to address the traditional method of swearing or affirming an affidavit in person.  

Guide to Testamentary Trusts: Who, What, When?

Testamentary trusts are discretionary trusts established in Wills, that allow the trustees of each trust to decide, from time to time, which of the nominated beneficiaries (if any) may receive the benefit of the distributions from that trust for any given period. There are significant advantages in incorporating testamentary trusts in Wills.

New Laws Passed to Tackle Illegal Phoenix Activity
Tuesday 7 April 2020 / by Danny Adno posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial

The long awaited Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019 was passed by Federal parliament on 5 February and received Royal Assent on 17 February 2020.  The relevant provisions of the Phoenixing Bill commence as follows:

  • Sections 1-4 on the day of Royal Assent on 17 February 2020;
  • Schedules 1 and 2 on 18 February 2020; and
  • Schedules 3 and 4 on 1 April 2020.

The reforms will give ASIC, liquidators and the ATO new powers to help deter and disrupt illegal phoenix activities, and prosecute culpable directors and associated persons.

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