Michael Finch Appointed Commercial Litigation Partner in Growing Sydney Practice

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Michael Finch Appointed Commercial Litigation Partner in Growing Sydney Practice

Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Finch as a Partner in Commercial Litigation in our growing Sydney practice.  Michael has been a pivotal part of...

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Goldsmiths Lawyers Merges with Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2021 Goldsmiths Lawyers has merged with Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers. This is a very exciting event for both firms, for our employees and our...

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Statutory Demand Threshold Increased to $4000 from 1st July 2021

The Corporations Amendment (Statutory Minimum) Regulations 2021 increase the threshold at which a creditor can issue a statutory demand on a company from $2,000 to $4,000. The increase will come into...

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Seller’s rights of termination of “off the Plan” contracts under a sunset clause in Queensland

Property boom-increased values The current property boom has brought into focus the rights of a seller to terminate an” off the plan”  contract where registration of the plan (and other...

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Ready for the end of the Financial Year?

In the lead up to the end of the financial year, there is always a rush to get matters finalised and for loose ends to be tied up. In this rush, it can be easy for tasks to be missed. To assist in...

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Case Update: Unfair preferences – DOCA defence by ATO unsuccessful

In the March 2021 case, In the matter of Western Port Holdings Pty Ltd (receivers and managers appointed) (In Liq) [2021] NSWSC 232, the NSW Supreme Court has confirmed when payments made to the ATO...

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Case Update: Unfair Preferences Payments made by Third Parties

Under section 588FA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), a liquidator is entitled to claw back payments made by a company in the lead up to its liquidation that unfairly prefer or prejudice the...

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Casual Employment Defined

The Full Federal Court in Workpac Pty Ltd v Rosatto [2020] FCAFC 84 on 20 May 2020, prompted calls for urgent legislative review because it threw into uncertainty the status of casual employees and...

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COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Small and Medium Businesses in 2021

On 11 March 2021, the Federal Government announced the SME Recovery Loan Scheme (Recovery Loan Scheme), which will come into effect on 1 April 2021 and operate until 31 December 2021 and aims to...

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Director Resignations: New Laws Apply from 18 February 2021

From 18 February 2021 a company director will not be able to backdate their resignation more than 28 days or resign and leave a company without a director. Backdating resignations was a...