Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thomson Geer has been recognised as one of the leading construction firms in Queensland in the most recent Doyle's Guide. Partner, Andrew Kelly, was ranked as "pre-eminent" amongst Queensland construction lawyers.....

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Thomson Geer welcomes to the firm employment law specialist, David Davies. David joins Thomson Geer's Sydney office as Partner from Sparke Helmore, having led that firm's national Employment team.

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Thomson Geer has featured prominently in the 2017 Best Lawyers in Australia report, with 44 of its 92 Partners receiving recognition in their respective areas of practice and specialisation. Four Thomson Geer Partners have been singled out as 2017 "Lawyer of the Year": Lucinda Smith – Retirement Villages and Senior Living Lawyer of the Year – Sydney Josh Simons – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, Adelaide Loretta Reynolds – Private Equity Lawyer of the Year, Adelaide Tony Conaghan – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, Brisbane

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Commencing from 12 November 2016, the Bill will amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (the Act) so as to extend protections currently in place in the Act invalidating "unfair contract terms" in consumer contracts to also apply to standard form small business contracts.

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Many rules which apply to 'paper' contracts also apply to electronic contracts entered into by email, online or otherwise electronically. As many businesses and suppliers move to online and electronic credit applications, including with customers who are not in Australia, these rules are even more pertinent.

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Dallas Buyers Club LLC has abandoned its battle against alleged copyright infringers in Australia. A Thomson Geer team led by Partner Graham Phillips has been acting for the ISPs on this matter.

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The Queensland Government, by the Department of Housing and Public Works, is conducting community consultation regarding potential reforms to the security of payment regime for subcontractors in the construction industry.

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