New Privacy Laws - Comply Now or Pay the Penalty

New mandatory data breach notification laws  As of 22 February 2018, all organisations with existing personal information security obligations under the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) ("Privacy Act") will be required to comply with the new Notifiable Data Breach Scheme ("NDB Scheme"). This includes all business...

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Date posted: 2018-02-09 | Comments(0)

Promotion Announcement - Tamara Scholl

Gavin Parsons and Associates are pleased to announce the promotion of Tamara Scholl to the position of Solicitor. Tamara joined us in April this year as a Paralegal in order to pursue her passion for commercial and insolvency law and litigation. Tamara was then admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in May this ye...

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Date posted: 2017-11-27 | Comments(0)

Phoenix Companies – What Are They, Are They Legal and What is Being Done About Them?

What is phoenixing? There is currently no express prohibition, proscribed under Australian law, from carrying out "phoenix activity". Australian law also does not define "phoenix activity". Such 'activity' can be broadly summarised as the exploitation of the corporate form to the detriment of unsecured creditors when directo...

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Date posted: 2017-10-18 | Comments(0)

Promotion Announcement - Daniel Rappoport

Gavin Parsons and Associates are very proud to announce the promotion of Daniel Rappoport to the position of Senior Associate. This promotion is in recognition of Daniel’s unique skills, knowledge and experience in all areas of his practice, his ongoing care and attention to our clients’ needs and his contributions to improve and expa...

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Date posted: 2017-08-30 | Comments(0)

Changes to the Law on Unfair Contract Terms will come into effect from 12 November 2016

Between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2014 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") was contacted by 1,375 small businesses to complain about unfair contracts. From 12 November 2016 small businesses will benefit from changes to the current laws governing unfair contract terms as a result of the T...

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Date posted: 2016-10-24 | Comments(0)

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