Monthly Archives: November 2017

The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation in the banking and finance sector.

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What has changed and why? Major reforms to Australia’s insolvency laws were recently passed making ipso facto clauses unenforceable in certain insolvency procedures. The reforms have been made so that contractors will still be able to receive benefits under the contract whilst in an insolvency administration, providing them with an opportunity to turn their business […]

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Over the past fortnight, the Honourable Justice Redlich was appointed to lead IBAC and Dr Matt Collins was elected President of the Victorian Bar Council. The past fortnight also witnessed the delivery of some really interesting Supreme Court judgments affecting VCAT’s jurisdiction, the powers of the Victorian Legal Services Board and the interpretation of the Freedom […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. A key feature of this edition is the postal survey returning a ‘yes’ vote for SSM.  We welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time.

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The second edition of our Banking Sector Newsletter looks at Dr Malcolm Edey’s Consultation Paper on the terms of reference, governance and funding arrangements for the Australian Financial Complaints Authority. We also cover the new credit reporting scheme and the concerns raised following its announcement. We hope you enjoy this fortnight’s edition.

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Welcome to the first edition of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it! Our aim is to provide you with current media, legislation and cases relating to the banking and finance sector. We welcome your feedback to ensure we are catering for the needs of our readers.

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time.

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This fortnight saw Victoria Legal Aid release its annual report, which emphasises the relationship between legal aid and the Government’s Community Safety Initiatives. Meanwhile, the Government has passed new laws to protect emergency service workers. The Commonwealth Government has moved to implement its national redress scheme for victims of childhood sex abuse, which may impact […]

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Thomson Geer featured in The Australian’s special ‘Legal Week’ feature this month. Legal Week kicked off on Monday 16 October, with a focus on the future of law and in particular, the changing role of women in the law. On Tuesday 17 October an article ‘Long lunches no longer the norm in cementing legal relationship’ was […]

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Thomson Geer Partner, Dr Neil Hannan, is the author of a recently published book, titled “Cross-Border Insolvency: The Enactment and Interpretation of the UNCITRAL Model Law“. A cocktail reception was held  in our Melbourne office on 1 November 2017 to officially launch Neil’s book.  Chief Executive Partner, Adrian Tembel, welcomed Supreme Court Justice Sifris, who was […]

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