Director’s Personal Exposure to Employee Entitlements

Introduction This article examines a case Gavin Parsons & Associates (“GPA”) recently won in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in proceedings seeking relief under the accessorial liability provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FWA”). ...

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Date posted: 2018-02-28 | Comments(0)


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)


Validly appointed? Valid security interests? Timely reminder to always check the fine details

A recent decision by the Federal Court of Australia, Knauf Plasterboard Pty Ltd v Plasterboard West Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) (Receivers and Managers Appointed) [2017] FCA 866 ("Knauf v Plasterboard West") comes as a timely reminder to liquidators and receivers/managers of potential issues that may arise regarding: ...

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Date posted: 2018-02-07 | 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)


Finality? Think again: When a Court will "look behind the judgment" in bankruptcy proceedings

In its recent decision in Ramsey Health Care Australia Pty Ltd v Adrian John Compton [2017] HCA 28, the High Court considered the circumstances when a Bankruptcy Court can "look behind a judgment debt", even when that debt arose following a contested trial. The High Court’s decision came after the debtor, Mr Adrian Compton, defen...

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Date posted: 2017-10-31 | Comments(0)


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