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Are You Liable for the Negligence of Your Designated Driver?
Monday 24 February 2020 / by Peter Bennett posted in Insurance

Are you liable for the negligence of your designated driver? The short answer is yes, if it is your car and you are a passenger!

AI and Facial Identification Technology – the Face of the Future?
Friday 14 February 2020 / by Tal Williams and Maggie Maloney posted in Technology Law

Last week The New York Times released an article focussed on facial recognition technology. The piece examined Clearview AI, a company which whilst being virtually unknown, is, according to the New York Times, already being used by over 600 law enforcement agencies internationally. The company is reported to have already scraped over 3 billion images from across the internet.

John Wakefield to introduce Australian Disputes Centre Masterclass
Friday 7 February 2020 / by Holman Webb posted in Dispute Resolution

Holman Webb is pleased to announce that John Wakefield, head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team and chair of the Australian Disputes Centre, will be introducing the Centre’s upcoming Commercial Mediation Masterclass on 25 March.

Cybersafety Brunch and Learn, Presented by Tal Williams - (21 February 2020)
Thursday 6 February 2020 / by Holman Webb

Tal Williams, Partner within Holman Webb’s Technology Law and Business, Corporate and Commercial groups will be presenting at Greenlight ITC's upcoming CyberSafety Brunch and Learn 2020 event – taking place on 21 February at Mantra Hotel in Chatswood.

E-scooters, Insurance and Australian Law
Wednesday 5 February 2020 / by Natasha Miller posted in Insurance E-Scooters

E-scooters: Clean, green communing machines - charged and ready to ride from your home or street corner... What's not to like

LIMITED SPOTS REMAINING: Insurance Breakfast Seminar: 2019 - A Year in Review (20 February 2020)
Wednesday 22 January 2020 / by Holman Webb posted in Insurance

Holman Webb is delighted to invite readers to attend our first breakfast seminar of 2020, hosted by the firm's General Insurance team and taking place on Thursday 20 February.

A State of Emergency: Fires, Firefighters and Forced Workplace Closures
Wednesday 8 January 2020 / by Alicia Mataere, Lee Pike and Ellie Jongma posted in Workplace Relations

Australia is currently in the midst of battling a tragic and unprecedented bushfire season. At the time of publication, there have been 25 deaths, a number of people still unaccounted for, over 1600 homes destroyed, and hundreds of other homes damaged by the fires. A number of major capital cities have also been blanketed with hazardous smoke for weeks, with the Federal Government telling a number of Canberra based employees to stay home on 6 January 2020.

Summer Safety: The Crucial Nature of Boat Insurance
Monday 6 January 2020 / by Natasha Miller posted in Insurance

For countless Australians, Summer presents the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, head to the water and cool down with a dip in the ocean, a float in the harbour or a swim in one of the nation's many winding rivers. Whilst the majority of us are happy enough with splashing about in the waves - a large number of Australians do enjoy spending time on the water, in a wide range of varying watercraft.

Government employees do not have the implied right to freedom of political communication
Wednesday 18 December 2019 / by Ethan Brawn posted in Workplace Relations

Comcare v Michaela Banerji [2019] HCA 23

The implied right to freedom of political communication can be a complex issue for employees. Finding the balance between workplace policies and the ambiguity of "freedom of speech" can be tricky, especially within the context of social media use. In some circumstances, an individual's expression of political opinions can result in findings of misconduct.

NSW Discretionary Trusts To Be Deemed Foreign Trusts Under Proposed Legislation
Wednesday 4 December 2019 / by Danny Adno posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial

Before midnight on 31 December 2019, review all discretionary trust deeds and amend them to satisfy the no foreign beneficiary requirement and the no amendment requirement.

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