Time to play fair: franchising industry faces growing scrutiny

Increased scrutiny reveals franchisors are falling short of Franchising Code of Conduct. By MICHAEL MILNES

Tougher laws and more resources signal a new era in ASIC enforcement

In response to the Royal Commission, tougher laws and more resources signal a new era in ASIC enforcement. By LIAM CAVILL

Training is key to avoiding legal liability for rogue employees

Organisations may be able to escape liability for privacy breaches caused by ‘rogue’ employees, but only if proper protections were in place to start with….

Fine lines blurred in adverse action applications

There is a fine line between a decision made because of a protected attribute, and one made because of the manifestation of that protected attribute….

In the fight against elder abuse, is it time to revisit the notional estate?

In the national effort to combat elder abuse, is it time to revisit the notional estate? By JOHN CLARKE

Court warns against lodging e-caveats without reasonable cause

The recent decision of Guirgis v JEA Developments P/L warns against lodging e-caveats without reasonable cause. By BENJAMIN ADAMS and KYE TRAN-TSAI.

Dispossessed business owners see a narrowing of just compensation

A recent decision has narrowed the scope of compensation for many resumed businesses, notwithstanding a clear statutory obligation to ‘justly compensate’ them. By ANDREW BEATTY…

Codelfa in the new age: has the gateway shifted?

TALITHA FISHBURN takes a closer look at whether ambiguity in a contract is required as a precondition to admit evidence of ‘surrounding circumstances’?

Buying or selling: beware the sting of GST

Presume the sale of a new house to be subject to GST unless established otherwise. Always think GST when buying or selling. By JIM MAIN.

Honesty is the best (way to make sure you are covered under the) policy

Honesty is always the best policy. If a claim arises from a lack of honesty, professional indemnity insurance cover may be in jeopardy. By MALCOLM…