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Safe harbour in a (global pandemic) storm

By: Mitchell Downes

Safe harbour is a statutory process which, if correctly implemented, permits directors to avoid personal liability from insolvent trading. In essence, it is an alternativ...

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Section 73 composition set aside by the Federal Court

By: Mitchell Downes

Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Zappia [2019] FCA 2152. A pithy judgment of Jagot J provides helpful guidance on the principles applicable to the setting aside of a com...

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Vicarious liability

By: John Forde

A common problem faced by employers is vicarious liability and their duty of care. A recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision acts as a timely reminder for our workpla...

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What an affidavit is and how is one taken?

By: John Forde

An affidavit is the evidence of a witness in written form. It is a document that is sworn on oath or affirmed and made before a person who is authorised to take an oath o...

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Anti-bullying at work laws can apply to bodies corporate and caretakers too

By: Mitchell Downes

Mahoneys regularly field enquiries from caretakers complaining (often quite validly) that they have been bullied, harassed or threatened by committee members or lot owner...

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