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  • Contract Law News – When is an electronic signature a valid signature for a binding contract?
  • Employment Law News – Is your business protected against rogue employees or contractors?
  • Construction Law News – How to avoid or minimise the big "sting" after a head contractor is wound up

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  • Property Law News – Exercising the option to renew a retail or commercial lease? Don't get caught out
  • Property Law News – Strata property investors beware!!! The builder's duty of care has reduced in the wake of the recent Brookfield case
  • Consumer Law News – If your customers are in a vulnerable position, ensure your sales promises are bulletproof or risk paying a hefty price
  • Employment Law News – "Employee" or "contractor"? That is the question
  • Intellectual Property Law News – Identity theft and protecting your brand

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#9 November–December 2011 Forum Law News

  • Employment Law News - National OHS harmonisation: are you ready for the new regime effective 1 January 2012?
  • Construction Law News - The Home Building Act: significant changes in the new year
  • Contract Law News - Personal Property Securities Act: changes to affect retention of title, off-site storage and security over assets
  • Consumer Law News - Consumer guarantees: warranty against defects prescribed from 1 January 2012

#8 September–October 2011 Forum Law News

  • Company Law News - The fall-out from the Centro case: implications for directors unfold
  • Company Law News - More alarm bells for directors: the court orders a director to pay damages to a creditor?
  • Company Law News - Timbercorp and directors’ duties of disclosure
  • Trust Law News  - Duties owed by trustees to beneficiaries with respect to income-earning assets such as an investment property
  • Construction Law News - Establish effective procedures for payment claims and schedules
  • Property Law News - Clarifying the nature of excess payments on Home Owners Warranty insurance claims
  • Employment Law News  - When is the dismissal of an employee for breach of OH&S standards or safety policies considered “harsh, unjust or unreasonable”?
  • Consumer Law News - Repairers of consumer goods note: new laws regarding the repair of goods under the Australian Consumer Law

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  • Construction Law News - The Building & Construction Industry Security for Payments Act
  • Employment Law News - The definition of a “small business” for the purposes of Unfair Dismissal provision in The Fair Work Act has changed as from 1 January 2011
  • Insolvency Law News - Beware of trying to be too smart in trying to offload assets to defeat creditors where there is a risk of bankruptcy
  • Property Law News - Increase in enquiries from landlords and tenants seeking to enforce or review their obligations under a commercial or retail lease
  • Contract Law News - The recent case of Saleh v. Rannous emphasises that it is critical to confirm with whom you are dealing in a contract and what they are promising & The new Personal Property Securities Act
  • Succession Law News - Have you thought about updating your will as you and your proposed beneficiaries get older?

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