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How will COVID-19 impact your business contracts

30 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the economy. The effects of escalating government counter-measures will change the way we do business for the foreseeable future.

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Congratulations to our newly promoted Associate

09 January 2020

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is proud to recognise the exceptional work of our legal staff by announcing the promotion of Ed Cormie to Associate in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.

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Damage to goods in transit – who is responsible for the loss?

21 June 2018

Transporting goods by road can be a risky and expensive process.

The risk of damage to or loss of goods transported by road is a real concern for not only the seller and buyer of those goods but also the private carrier responsible for transporting the goods.

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Freezing orders granted in a case involving theft by CFO against transport company

Freezing orders granted in a case involving theft by CFO against transport company

26 March 2018

Earlier this month in MWP Transport Pty Ltd & Ors v Kent & Ors [2018] NSWSC 300, the Supreme Court of New South Wales granted a transport company a freezing order over the assets of its group’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a number of his companies after he admitted to theft of more than $5 million over an extended period.

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Online review

Online review legal rights in spotlight ahead of busy summer season

14 December 2017

Tourism and hospitality operators and retailers are being urged to smarten up on their legal rights regarding online reviews as the busy summer holiday season gets underway.

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Safe Harbour

‘Safe Harbour’ and ‘ipso facto’ insolvency reforms – what do they mean and what will they do?

14 December 2017

Important insolvency reforms recently passed into law as a result of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) (TLA Act).

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congratulations

Litigation and insolvency skills boost for Rigby Cooke Lawyers

12 December 2017

Rigby Cooke Lawyers has appointed Senior Associate Katerina Poulakis to the team, boosting its litigation and dispute resolution credentials.

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customers on credit

Getting the terms of trade right: lessons for traders

09 September 2016

Many of our clients trade with customers on credit. When doing so, there is a risk that customers might be unable to pay.

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confidentiality

Employees leaving – IT forensic accountant and confidentiality

05 September 2016

Prudent business owners will go to great lengths to protect their intellectual property and confidential information from their employees and competitors.

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terms

To agree or not to agree

05 September 2016

One of the golden rules when entering into an agreement is to ensure that all the terms are recorded in writing and signed by the relevant parties. As the old saying goes, a verbal agreement is as good as the paper it is written on.

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Atkins Freight Services

Trucking company ordered to pay

15 July 2016

In a sobering lesson for trucking companies, the Industrial Relations Court of South Australia has ordered Atkins Freight Services Pty Ltd (Atkins Freight), an Adelaide transport company, to pay penalties of $93,000 and back-pay more than $374,000 to 10 truck drivers.

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Expert

Getting it right: the importance of bulletproof expert evidence

15 June 2016

A recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is a timely reminder for experts, lawyers and their clients of the importance of ‘getting it right’ with expert reports in order to best assist Courts and Tribunals to make proper determinations of disputes.

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Copyright ownership for software

Copyright ownership for software developers – who really owns the code?

15 June 2016

Many businesses are familiar with engaging a software developer to create a product or application, however the devil is in the detail when it comes to ownership of the end product.

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freezing order

To freeze or not to freeze: hopping all the way to the High Court

15 June 2016

Recently in Pt Bayan Resources TBK v BCBC Singapore Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 36, the High Court of Australia held that the Supreme Court of Western Australia has the inherent power to issue a freezing order relating to a pending judgment in a foreign court, which would be registrable in Australia pursuant to the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 (Cth).

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Litigation Specialist

Insolvency and Litigation Specialist joins Rigby Cooke Lawyers

18 April 2016

Rigby Cooke Lawyers has continued its expansion program recruiting new partner Demian Walton to its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Executive Chairman, Bill Karvela says,

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freezing orders

Freezing Orders

16 March 2016

From time to time, where a party becomes aware that there is a risk that assets of another party to a dispute may be disposed of, it is necessary to apply to the Court for a freezing order.

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Intervention Orders

Intervention Orders 101

09 March 2016

From time to time clients of ours find themselves in the position where they need to seek an intervention order (known in some states as an Apprehended Violence Order or ‘AVO’), usually in cases where they have been threatened by another party.

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oppressed

Am I being oppressed?

09 March 2016

The avid readers of InDispute may recall that each year our commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team act in numerous shareholder dispute matters.  These past 12 months have been no exception.

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subpoena

Responding and complying with a subpoena to produce documents to Court

09 March 2016

If you were served with a subpoena to produce documents to Court, would you know what to do and how to respond to it?

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