Separated? How to get the most from your first meeting with your lawyer
The breakdown of a long term relationship or marriage is recognised as one of the most stressful things that someone can face. The prospect of dividing property, selling or refinancing your home, dealing with investment properties or a family business and making arrangements for the care of your children can seem overwhelming.
So where to begin?
The greater risk of elder abuse in the COVID-19 pandemic
The economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to increase the presence of elder abuse in Australia’s ageing population. Legal advice should be obtained before certain transactions between family members to reduce the risk of elder abuse.
Advertising promotions and misleading and deceptive conduct
Businesses may think that the term misleading and deceptive conduct only encompasses actions or words that amount to explicit and blatant lying to consumers. However, the term is much broader than this public perception, and applies to many different behaviors of businesses in advertising and selling products.
Changes to consumer guarantees – is your business up to scratch?
From 1 July 2021, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) will be expanded. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have stated they will take an aggressive stance to non-compliance from this date.
Accordingly, now is the time for your business to review its practices and procedures and consider whether any changes need to be made to comply with the ACL.