Diamond Conway is presently investigating a possible class action on behalf of shareholders against SurfStitch Group Limited.
During October 2018, the Fair Work Commission determined to include in most (but not all) Modern Awards a “casual conversion” provision. By Ron Gorick, Partner This provision means that an employee who is engaged as a casual employee, who had been employed for at least 12 months and who during that period worked a pattern […]
Over the recent past there has been debate and controversy in respect of casual employment. By Ron Gorick, Partner Casual employment is not uncommon. In many instances, casual employment suits both parties to the arrangement. While a casual employee does not have “security of tenure” the employee is to be paid the required casual loading, […]
The Fair Work Act has provisions in respect of holding persons in an employer’s organisation or outside advisors personally liable for breach of the Fair Work Act, if they were aware of the contravention. By Ron Gorick, Partner Accessorial liability extends to such persons as company directors, human resource managers, other managers and accountants. […]
Making a family provision claim in NSW against the estate of a parent you barely knew. Is the mere fact of paternity enough? By Martin Pooley, Senior Associate Even where a child was unaware of the existence of one of their parents for most, or all of their lives, and there is little or […]
Family Provision claims by former wives or husbands of a deceased person in NSW By Martin, Senior Associate Eligibility Former wives or husbands of a deceased person are eligible to apply for provision from the estate of their late former spouse pursuant to section 57(1)(d) of the Succession Act 2006. The fact that they […]
Family Provision Claims by Widows in NSW By Martin Pooley, Senior Associate Where a Court is considering whether to make a family provision order for a widow and what order, if any, ought to be made, the question for the court as set out in s59 of the Succession Act 2006 is whether the […]
Family Provision Claims by Adult Children in NSW By Martin Pooley, Senior Associate Even where an adult child is living an independent life and may own a home, has other assets, has the support of a spouse or partner, and is capable of meeting his or her day to day financial commitments, that financial […]
On 12 November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law (”ACL”) will be amended to extend the protections given to consumers there, to small businesses. It will apply to standard form contracts entered into on or after 12 November 2016 and also to standard form contracts which are renewed or varied after that date.
Family Provisions claims made by grandchildren have no guarantee of success even where there has been some level of dependency on the grandparent. These claims are complex and expert advice is needed to assess whether there are any genuine prospects of succeeding.
This paper provides a brief overview of the law and procedures in New South Wales relating to variation “cy-près ” of the provisions of a charitable trust where the charitable purpose has failed.