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Lewis Holdway welcomes new lawyers, Reshma Farrer and Adren Choon

By Lewis Holdway / November 15, 2018 /

We are delighted to announce that Adren Choon and Reshma Farrer have been admitted to practice as solicitors at the Supreme Court of Victoria.  Lewis Holdway Principals, Natalie Fielding, Paul Holdway and John Wardlaw, said it was exciting for the firm to witness and facilitate the development of Adren and Reshma after both completing combined Bachelor…

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Get it in writing: why high stakes agreements are best written up.

By Media Officer / October 22, 2018 /

The recent case of Pipikos v Trayans [2018] HCA 39 is a sage reminder that you are safest when your agreements are in writing. In this case, Ms Velika Trayans had bought a property in 2002 at Clark Road, Virginia South Australia (“Clark Property”) with her then husband George. In 2004, George’s brother, Mr Leon…

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ACCC to crack down on cartel conduct

By Lewis Holdway / January 29, 2018 /

By Reshma Farrer The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”), Rod Sims, has indicated that 2018 will involve the competition watchdog pursuing criminal cartel cases against a number of Australian businesses. It is expected that Mr Sim will conduct three to four domestic-based criminal cartel actions in 2018 against companies of varying…

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Time to get off cloud 9 and start thinking about privacy

By Lewis Holdway / July 27, 2017 /

In an ever-evolving global and IT based market, active participants must understand privacy law considerations for Australian businesses which seek to store data, including personal information about individuals, in a cloud operated by an external cloud computing provider. Caroline James, Lawyer, had an article on privacy issues involved in cloud computing that was published in…

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Unfair Consumer Contract Terms: No, You are Not the Exception

By Daniel Van Leuverden / June 7, 2017 /

By Joshua Davis The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given a fresh warning that 2017 is the year to remedy unfair contract terms and prioritise the protection of small businesses. This announcement by the ACCC’s Deputy Chair follows the introduction of the new business-to-business (“B2B“) unfair contract terms laws in November 2016. (You…

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Case Update: Take care when completing PPS Registrations!

By Lewis Holdway / March 16, 2017 /

Make sure you get your PPS Registrations right. The recent decision of the case of In the matter of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) [2017] NSWSC 21 is a sobering reminder of the importance in ensuring that your PPS Registrations are accurate and in compliance with the Act. The judgement is unequivocal confirmation that registrations…

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Directors Duties: Duty of Care and Diligence

By Lewis Holdway / March 16, 2017 /

More on Directors Duties Since our last edition of Directions, we have received further enquiries about directors duties and how best to ensure compliance with section 180(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) – the obligation to exercise care and diligence in the discharge of a director’s duties. For this reason, it worthwhile for us…

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Electronic Signatures – How Do I Sign?

By Lewis Holdway / March 6, 2017 /

We are often asked by clients whether or not they are able to sign electronically and/or should accept electronic signatures. In reality, the answer depends on the situation. This article gives a brief overview of some circumstances in which electronic signatures are and are not a valid means of executing a legal document. Do I…

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Avoiding the Storm: the kind of breaches of director’s duties that ASIC eyes

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 15, 2016 /

By Caroline James Where a director breaches his or her duties as prescribed in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (“the Act”), the shareholders of the company are usually the victims, which means that the duty is owed to the company. As a result of this, ASIC will usually prosecute the directors for such breaches if…

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Mandatory Reporting of Privacy Breaches

By Daniel Van Leuverden / June 3, 2016 /

If you are a business that has a turnover of more than $3 million, there are changes being proposed that may affect the way you deal with and handle breaches of privacy. Currently, the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) does not require mandatory reporting if there has been a privacy breach. The current legislation protects personal…

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