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Holman Webb Assists in Planet Fitness Australian Expansion
Monday 18 November 2019 / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail

Holman Webb is pleased to relay the firm's successful involvement in the recently announced Australian expansion of Planet Fitness® ('PF'), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States.


Insurance Breakfast Seminar: Artificial Intelligence in Insurance - 28 November 2019
Monday 18 November 2019 / by Holman Webb posted in Insurance

Holman Webb's insurance team is delighted to invite readers to attend our upcoming November insurance breakfast seminar, co-hosted by icourts.


Royal Commission: Culture and Dishonesty
Wednesday 13 November 2019 / by Jonathan Casson posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial
  • Should lawyers expressly encourage clients to consider the organisation's values when considering their advice?
  • Directors and senior executives must put in a serious effort to understand the culture of their organisation.
  • Legislative change to the financial services provisions of the Corporations Act have introduced a new test that applies to all dishonesty offences.

Top Five Factors to Consider Before Applying for a Trade Mark
Wednesday 6 November 2019 / by Daniel Jepson posted in Intellectual Property Protection Trade Marks

As most people would likely be aware (and as Holman Webb has previously stated), trade marks are vital business assets - with dozens of trade mark applications being filed every day in Australia. With this in mind, if your application is not up to scratch, significant issues can arise down the track which may prove to be unresolvable.


High Court Clarifies What Builders Can Recover After Terminating a Contract for Repudiation
Monday 4 November 2019 / by John Wakefield & Rui Chi posted in Dispute Resolution Terminating a Contract

In the recent decision of Mann & Anor v. Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 329 on 9 October 2019, the High Court clarified the circumstances in which a restitutionary claim on quantum meruit will be available to a contractor who has elected to terminate the contract for the other party's repudiation, in relation to entire contracts and separable portion contracts.


Circumstances Between Principal Contractor and Plaintiff Give Rise to Non-Delegable Duty of Care
Wednesday 9 October 2019 / by Nicholas Gordon posted in Insurance

The NSW Supreme Court recently delivered an interesting judgment in the matter of Hossain v Unity Grammar College Limited & Ors [2019] NSWSC 1313.


81 Penalties Handed Down Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Friday 4 October 2019 / by Tal Williams posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial

As many readers will be aware, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018. Since the introduction of the regulation, there have been a range of interesting developments, some of which this piece takes a close look at.


Insurance Breakfast Seminar: Privacy | GDPR | Data Breaches - 18 October 2019
Friday 27 September 2019 / by Holman Webb posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Insurance

Holman Webb's Insurance Team is delighted to invite readers to attend our upcoming October insurance breakfast seminar. 


Mandatory Data Breach Reporting: Employees Continue to be a Major Contributing Factor
Wednesday 25 September 2019 / by Tal Williams posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Technology Law

Many readers will be aware that the mandatory data breach reporting requirements in Australia have been in operation since February of 2018. In September last year Holman Webb reported on the statistics provided by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner relating to the quarter ending July 2018.


Ultra Tune v ACCC - Round II
Wednesday 25 September 2019 / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail

Readers may recall that in January 2019, Ultra Tune Australia was hit by the Federal Court with a massive penalty of $2.6 million for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct - with this penalty including $1.1 million for breaches of disclosure obligations. Holman Webb previously reported on this matter.


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