R.I.P. WorkCover NSW

Health and safety in the workplace has a new regulator – SafeWork NSW As we say goodbye to winter for another year, we also bid farewell to WorkCover NSW ("WorkCover") and the Motor Accidents Authority ("MAA"), which have been replaced under the Insurance and Regulation Reform Package 2015. The package is designed to simplify the old s...

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Date posted: 2015-09-03 | Comments(0)


Video Killed the Really Old Law

For the first time EVER the New South Wales Supreme Court has allowed a codicil recorded by video to be admitted into probate. But don't reach for the camcorder just yet! Whilst this case indicates the law's refreshing progress into the modern world it also emphasises the prudent course of testamentary wishes being recorded in a good old f...

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Date posted: 2015-08-14 | Comments(0)


OVERVIEW TO UNFAIR DISMISSAL

Introduction to unfair dismissal What is an 'unfair dismissal'? Unfair dismissal is defined under s 386 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) ("the Act"). Section 386 provides: A person has been unfairly dismissed if the Fair Work Commission is satisfied that: the person has been dismissed; and ...

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Date posted: 2015-07-01 | Comments(0)


National Credit Code

Presumption of Credit Code - Bank of QLD v Dutta [2010] NSWSC 574 Section 13 of the National Credit Code ("Credit Code") creates a presumption for the application of the Credit Code. However the question then becomes, does the Credit Code still apply when a borrower fraudulently acquires funds from a lender, and uses the funds for a Credi...

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Date posted: 2015-07-01 | Comments(0)


Describing your collateral under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“PPSA”) - what is required?

Nearly every person who has completed a registration on the Personal Property Securities Register will tell you that they were not 100% sure of what box to tick or how to describe the property (collateral) over which they are registering their interest. Not only is the process confusing and the online guidance limited, but the consequences of incorr...

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Date posted: 2015-06-22 | Comments(0)


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