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Handle with care: owner drivers get new protections

Amendments to the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act create new protections for gig economy workers transporting...

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The Power of the Platform: ACCC Takes Aim at Facebook & Google

In June 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’) released its’ final report from the Digital Platforms Inquiry...

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IP Rights Holders beware! Changes to Competition Laws

The repeal of the so-called “IP exemption” from the Competition and Consumer Act could significantly impact commercial dealings in IP rights....

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Blocking the exits: Directors’ rights to decline share transfers

Under Australian law, directors of companies typically have unilateral powers to reject transfers of shares by shareholders. However, below we...

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Get your records straight! ASIC record-keeping obligations and penalties

Officers have legal obligations under Australian law to keep information on ASIC registers up to...

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Your freelancer has arrived: Australian Uber drivers held not employees

In much-publicised proceedings, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found that Uber drivers are independent...

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Contractual lock-in? Terminating contracts without a clause

Contracts form the backbone of almost all commercial arrangements, binding parties to perform their specified duties. But when does a breach or...

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Insolvent trading and the position of Australian directors

Under Australian law, board directors have a duty to prevent insolvent trading by corporations. Though certain exceptions may apply, failure to do so...

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Illegal phoenix activity targeted by new corporate law reforms

New reforms currently before Parliament seeks to give the Phoenix Taskforce more power to prevent illegal...

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Creating a modern commercial law firm and a healthy workplace

In this podcast, James is interviewed by Beyond Billables about the ideas behind Edwards + Co...

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An update on open banking in Australia

Proposed changes to the Consumer Data Rights (‘CDRs’) to facilitate open banking are another example of the consumer protectionist...

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Are e-signatures valid under Australian Law?

A great strength for modern businesses is being able to negotiate and strike deals quickly and efficiently over the internet. Once they’re...

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