Monthly Archives: November 2018

We welcome Emma Cook, who has joined the firm as a Partner in our Corporate & M&A team, specialising in Equity and Debt Capital Markets. Emma started with us on 8 November, and is based in our Brisbane office.  Emma follows her colleagues Partner, Matthew Reynolds and Senior Associate, Dan Stumm to Thomson Geer. In […]

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Lessons from initial enforcement actions On 12 November 2016, the “unfair contract terms provisions” of the Australian Consumer Law (which previously only applied to ‘consumers’ contracting for personal or domestic purposes) were extended to also apply to standard form small business contracts. Following an initial education campaign, the ACCC has now initiated a number of […]

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This edition includes articles regarding the newly formed dispute resolution scheme AFCA replacing the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, the Final Ombudsman Service and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman.

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Following the Greiner Review Report into the retirement village sector, the Retirement Villages Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) was introduced into NSW Parliament on 24 October 2018 to give effect to some of the Greiner Review recommendations. The Bill is expected to deliver the first legislative response to the recommendations in the Greiner Review Report. We […]

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The machinery of government rolls on notwithstanding the caretaker conventions with the past fortnight seeing the announcement of a major review of the committal systems, the release of a report on offender paid compensation and the announcement of a review of Contempt of Court Laws. The past fortnight also saw a statement from the Chief […]

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