Lander & Rogers is proud to share that its collaboration with Refugee Legal, the Asylum Seeker Corporate Clinic Program, was recognised as a finalist in The Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers awards 2017.
We are delighted to announce that two of our lawyers have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards.
Singapore's Chief Justice, Sundaresh Menon, recently announced the establishment of a committee to produce new guidelines that will assist in the calculation of child maintenance payments in Singapore. Unlike in Australia, there is no formula available to assist parents in determining a reasonable amount of child maintenance in Singapore, so this is welcome news for a system that currently relies solely on judicial discretion.
"If there had been no relaxation, there would have been an outcry", said Graeme Watson, former Vice President of the Fair Work Commission, in relation to the recent decision to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates, at a recent client briefing hosted by Lander & Rogers.
The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia has been released today and a number of our lawyers have been recognised in their respective fields.
Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group has hosted a presentation series in Melbourne and Sydney with guest speaker Kate Palmer, the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Commission.
This week, Lander & Rogers hosted the Sydney branch of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and its members for a government-focused session tailored to Japanese companies with permanent operations in Australia.
Our firm and the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria) recently celebrated the launch of a formal partnership between our two organisations.
Speaking at a recent Lander & Rogers briefing, Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James warned employers that wanting to do the right thing is not enough. "Employers need to take tangible action on an ongoing basis to ensure they are paying the right rates and keeping appropriate records to demonstrate this," she said.
A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has today ruled in favour of reducing Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in the retail sector. This long-awaited decision will be welcomed by employers in the retail industry after a tough start to 2017, although the proposed changes to Sunday rates are to be phased in over a number of years, with the exact timing yet to be finally determined.
We are delighted to advise that corporate insurance partner Mark Lindfield has joined our Corporate team in Sydney.
We are delighted to announce that partner Michael Loterzo has joined our Property, Projects & Infrastructure practice in Melbourne.
We are delighted to announce that Lander & Rogers has been nominated as a finalist in this year's Financial Review Client Choice Awards for Best Law Firm (revenue $50m - $200m), and that partner Daniel Proietto has been named a finalist for Most Client Focused Lawyer.
Lander & Rogers has advised insurance brokerage and risk management services firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) in its acquisition of Australian financial advisory firm Complete Financial Balance Pty Ltd (CFB) in Brisbane, Australia.
As the year comes to a close and we are all keenly anticipating the festive season holiday, it is also good to remember that for some people in our community, this time of year can be extremely stressful.
According to the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, when it comes to the actual operation of Australia's economy, "We are not integrating with the Asian economy, we are integrating with the American economy."
The new Health Complaints Act 2016 (Vic) (Act) recently passed by the Victorian Parliament will come into effect on 1 February 2017.
The Victorian Government has allocated $572 million of its 2016-17 state budget as a first step towards addressing family violence, vowing to implement all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down earlier this year.
A recent judgment by the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia has clarified the test for having a Financial Agreement set aside on the grounds of duress.
On 8 November 2016, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation that institutes a class action procedure into the Queensland Supreme Court. This legislation amends the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 to allow representative proceedings to be brought if:
Are birth claims on the rise in Australia?
Congratulations to Amie Frydenberg and Kaitlyn Gulle - LIV Accredited Specialists in Workplace RelationsBy newseditor on Thursday, October 27, 2016
We are excited to be part of a new national sponsorship program for Community Legal Centres (CLCs).
In September this year, new legislation came into effect in Victoria which allows couples to adopt regardless of their sex or gender identity.
We recently advised Henderson Group Plc on the Australian aspects of its recommended all share "merger of equals" with Janus Capital Group Inc.
Resolving workplace complaints effectively is an essential skill for HR professionals and people managers who may need to address a range of complaints, from low-level operational "gripes", to business-threatening allegations of fraud, harassment, or endemic abuse.
According to Bill Evans, Westpac's Chief Economist, Australia currently holds two world records: 27 years of uninterrupted growth, and the highest percentage of household debt.
Last week, our firm held its first Hackathon—a two-day intensive between mixed teams from all levels of the firm collaborating with external coders and designers. Combining individual interests and skills with the power of teamwork, the Hackathon culminated in a number of innovative prototypes being developed.
We recently advised The Myer Family Company on the sale of its one third interest in the nine storey Myer building in Bourke St, Melbourne to global investment manager TH Real Estate. The deal value was $151.3M. The remaining two thirds of the flagship Myer store are owned by retail asset manager, Vicinity Centres, and the Singapore Government's sovereign wealth fund, GIC. The building was built in 1914 and comprises approximately 40,000 square metres.
The move to a services economy in Australia is creating new risks for Australian businesses which, in turn, are creating opportunities for the insurance sector. Speaking at Lander & Rogers' client Economic Briefing in Melbourne, Chris Colahan, Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Australasia, cited cyber risk as a topical example.
This week, we held the fourth event in our "Business of Football" lunch series, with guest speakers Gabrielle Trainor - AFL Commissioner, Chip Le Grand - Journalist (The Australian) & Author of 'The Straight Dope', and Steve Wyatt - Integrity Services Manager, Richmond Football Club.
Managing under-performing employees is a complex and often fraught process, and many employers have been surprised to find themselves on the receiving end of a bullying claim after undertaking what they believed to be reasonable management action.
Head of our Sports Business Group, Amelia Lynch, gives her views on the future of sport post the Rio Olympic Games.
Jonathan Callaghan, CEO & Managing Director of Investa, says that the current office leasing market is very much a mixed bag at the moment, depending on where in Australia you're located.
Speaking to over 300 attendees at Lander & Rogers' annual client Economic Briefing in Melbourne this week, Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist at NAB, said that global economic data in 2016 is soft, but not back to 2008 levels. "This might sound trite, but you know where you're starting from," he said.
Transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people living in Victoria will now be able to apply to change the sex on their birth certificate and birth registration without having to undergo sex affirmation surgery.
Lander & Rogers recently acted on a range of real estate transactions for Stockland and ARA Asset Management Pty Ltd.
Australian law firm Lander & Rogers announced that Accredited Family Law Specialist Collette McFawn has joined the firm as a partner in its Sydney Family & Relationship Law practice.
"As a Coroner, we speak for the dead to protect the living"
Following a week of calls for a boycott of the 2016 Census amid fears regarding the security of personal information to be collected online this year, no one seemed particularly surprised when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed that the system had been targeted, and ultimately disabled, by malicious cyber attacks.
Employers should feel comfortable to question employee absences provided that they approach initial discussions constructively. This was the key message from Lander & Rogers' Workplace Relations & Safety partner Daniel Proietto at a briefing event for employers.
There has never been a better time for advisers to ensure that they are giving sound and holistic advice to their organisation on its compliance with workplace laws. This was the message from Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, at an AHRI ER/IR Network Forum hosted by Lander & Rogers yesterday.
Lander & Rogers recently hosted a lunch for CEOs of Victorian State Sporting Organisations with the Hon John Eren MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events.
Lander & Rogers' partner Aaron Goonrey, from our Workplace Relations & Safety group, is leading a series of workshops across Australia in partnership with Employment Law Matters titled "Dealing with Workplace Bullying, Harassment, and Victimisation".
We are delighted to announce that Melbourne insurance practitioner Rohan Bennett has joined Lander & Rogers as a Consultant in our Insurance Law & Litigation practice.
Current economic conditions, advances in technology and improvements in operational processes are constantly changing and challenging the way businesses operate. In order to compete and survive, organisations may regularly find themselves having to evaluate their day-to-day operations and functions, which can ultimately lead to workplace restructuring.
Oshin Kiszko, a six year old Perth boy suffering brain cancer, will no longer undergo forced radiotherapy treatment previously ordered by the Family Court of Western Australia.
Australian law firm Lander & Rogers today announced 24 new senior promotions, including three new partners — Lily Nguyen and Louise Nixon from the firm's Commercial Disputes practice, and Colleen Palmkvist from its Insurance Law & Litigation practice.
A recent judgment regarding a same-sex de facto relationship spanning 27 years reminds us not to assume that the Family Court will automatically adjust assets by way of property settlement, even where a couple has been in a long-term relationship.
We recently collaborated with our Arts Law Centre partner, Warmun Art Centre, to hold a fundraising exhibition of Aboriginal artworks. This initiative came about from our firm looking into ways in which it can contribute more broadly to its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and pro bono clients' businesses.
Lander & Rogers is proud to again be a partner of this year's Privacy Awareness Week.
According to Federal Employment Minister, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, if Australia is to remain a globally competitive economy we have to ensure that our industrial relations systems and regulation can respond appropriately.
The Family Court of Western Australia recently ordered that Oshin Kiszko, a six year old boy suffering from brain cancer, undergo potentially life-saving chemotherapy against the wishes of his parents.
We recently co-hosted the launch of the Justice Connect and cohealth Health Justice Partnership. The launch was also supported by LaTrobe University, Legal Services Board and the Victorian Attorney General.
The colloquially referred to 'pre-nup' is properly known as a Financial Agreement under Australian law. Financial Agreements are available to all Australian couples, including de facto and same sex, to document arrangements in relation to their financial affairs and the division of assets in case you and your partner decide to go your separate ways at a later date.
Last week, our Insurance Law & Litigation team hosted a presentation by Professor Anton Peleg in relation to the role of infectious disease physicians, how the speciality interacts with other specialists and hospital departments and the range of infectious disease issues relevant to medico-legal practice.
Australia is on the doorstep of our Asian neighbours and should be optimistic about its future in international markets, seizing opportunities to utilise its resources and energy sectors. This was the message from the Hon Josh Frydenberg, Minister for Resources, Energy, and Northern Australia, to delegates at the annual TerraLex Asia Pacific meeting hosted by Australian law firm Lander & Rogers.
In a recent decision1 that could have far-reaching implications for determinations of future property settlements, the Full Court of the Family Court upheld a Federal Circuit Court judgment awarding a wife only 10% of an asset pool that largely comprised tattslotto winnings received by the husband in the first year after the couple started living together.
The issue of "Gay Marriage" has been a frequent topic of debate for several years now. With governments around the world legalising marriage for same-sex couples, it is only a matter of time before Australia follows suit, leaving many in the GLBTI community wondering how the inevitable introduction of gay marriage will change their legal rights. The answer is more complex than you might expect.
1 in 5 employees in Australia currently suffer from a mental health issue. This is the alarming statistic that set the scene for a panel session hosted by law firm Lander & Rogers in Sydney last week.
Australian law firm, Lander & Rogers, announced that it has been named Best Law Firm (revenue $50m - $200m) at The Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2016.
We are pleased to share that four Lander & Rogers' partners have been named as finalists in the first Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards.
In Australia, children under the age of 18 wishing to access stage two cross-hormonal treatment must first apply to the Family Court for formal approval. Although the Court has streamlined the process for these types of applications, they still involve considerable expense, anxiety and delay for families.
Before disciplining an employee for breaches of workplace safety, it is important that employers consider whether they have done everything reasonably practicable to ensure that their employees can do their work safely. This was the message from Lander & Rogers Work Health & Safety partner Leveasque Peterson at a briefing for safety professionals and employers this week.
The 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia has been released today and a number of our lawyers have been recognised in their respective fields. In addition, Natalie Cambrell and Peggy O'Neal were named "Lawyer of the Year" for Superannuation Law and Funds Management, respectively.
In support of our partnership with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA), Lander & Rogers recently participated in their stall at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day.
Commercial surrogacy is illegal throughout Australia, aside from the Northern Territory. However, in December last year, the Commonwealth Attorney General announced that he had requested the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs to hold an inquiry into Australian and overseas surrogacy arrangements.
In August 2015, the New South Wales Court of Appeal dismissed the parents' appeal in Waller v James, a 'wrongful birth' claim, confirming the trial judge's finding that they were not entitled to damages (click here to read more about this decision). The parents subsequently filed an application with the High Court of Australia for special leave to appeal.
Starting a new business is an exciting time, but it is important not to forget that there are also a lot of details to cover when you are getting things set up, as well as ongoing legal and governance considerations.
Well done to our firm's band, CrashLanders, which raised $5,000 for charity at a concert fundraiser over the weekend!
Lander & Rogers and one of its senior partners named finalists in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice AwardsBy newseditor on Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Members of our Family & Relationship Law practice recently attended the carnival at the Midsumma Festival, Melbourne’s annual celebration of intersex, transsexual, transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay culture. The festival is an opportunity for GLBTI communities, their families, friends, supporters, colleagues, and community groups to celebrate diversity, showcase established and emerging artists, and provide a focus for community campaigns.
Lander & Rogers has advised Japanese trading company, ITOCHU Corporation (Japan), on its purchase of the Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme (KIWS) from Hunter Water.
The complex issues surrounding international surrogacy arrangements were thrust into the international spotlight, following the Baby Gammy case in 2014.
Lander & Rogers has been ranked first tier for three areas of law in the recent Doyle's Guide rankings.
The festive season is a great time of year to give - not just to our families and friends but also to others in the community.
Lander & Rogers will operate a permanent Family & Relationship Law practice in Sydney as of 1 February 2016.
Five of our lawyers have been recognised in the most recent edition of Doyle's Guide rankings.
Three lawyers from our Property, Projects & Infrastructure group in Melbourne have been recognised in Doyles Guide's 2015 rankings.
"Imagine the MCG on Grand Final Day, packed with 100,000 people. This will help you put the following into context: 70,000 people attempt to take their lives each year. And 10% of these will keep trying until they die by suicide." This sobering statistic came from The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC, who was speaking at a Lander & Rogers briefing for employers yesterday.
In the event of a safety incident in the workplace, an employer will need to be able to demonstrate that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the incident from occurring.
The High Court first recognised the entitlement to 'wrongful birth' damages in Australia in 2003. Since that time, the evolution of this area of law has remained of great interest to those working in the medical negligence space.
Lander & Rogers is one of the founding signatories to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) and CommBar's initiative to target inequitable representation of Victorian women barristers in commercial litigation.
Lander & Rogers has advised Memocorp Australia on the acquisition by Charter Hall of Bass Hill Plaza Shopping Centre.
We are delighted to have the Honourable Jeff Kennett AC, joining us as a guest speaker at our November briefing for employers.
This week, members of Lander & Rogers' Liability Insurance team held a briefing session for claims managers on liability issues for injury arising from the supply of defective goods. The presentation examined the applicable contractual and Consumer Law principles, as well as some of the insurance considerations that flow from this scenario.
Lander & Rogers has continued its partnership with Australia's leading online training and compliance management provider, Learning Seat, to deliver a range of innovative online compliance training programs for workplaces nationwide.
Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, today signalled his government's intention to introduce a new Bill into Victorian Parliament this week, aimed at removing discrimination against children of same sex parents by enabling same sex couples to adopt in Victoria.
Lander & Rogers has advised Mountain Goat Beer on the sale of its craft beer business to Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd.
According to the Hon. Andrew Thomson, there is heightened interest among Japanese business people in Australia regarding the country's sudden change of Prime Minister.
Generally, a couple must have been together in a de facto relationship for two years before they can legally make a claim for a property settlement against their former partner.
The Victorian Minister for Industrial Relations, The Hon Natalie Hutchins MP, has announced an Inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work in Victoria.
A pro bono medical matter that Lander & Rogers worked on back in 2008 has ended up leading to a world-first cure for a rare and fatal brain disease.
"Is this right… should I be doing this?" HR managers and others may have had this thought cross their minds while implementing employer decisions and policies or managing grievances and disputes with employees. After all, the HR manager is only doing their job or carrying out orders. And in any case, the employer will be the only one on the hook for any liability arising from the matter… or will it?
During his recent visit to Australia, the Hon. Andrew Thomson gave his thoughts on opportunities in the Japanese market for Australian companies wishing to do business in Japan.
These days, de facto couples have effectively the same legal rights and remedies as married couples. This is might not sound particularly important, however if you're in a de facto relationship and you and your partner choose to go your separate ways, your relationship status can potentially have a major impact on your finances when it comes to dividing your assets and working out who gets what.
A recent decision by the Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has confirmed that it remains possible for the parties involved in disciplinary proceedings to make joint submissions on the final orders to be made in relation to sanction.1
Lander & Rogers has advised First State Super on its first agricultural investment in Australia, which has a land value of around $67M and total transaction value of $150M. First State Super has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with Select Harvests in relation to three almond plantations across NSW, Victoria and SA. First State Super will own the land and lease it back for 20 years to Select Harvests, which has been appointed developer of the orchards and manager of the entire orchard portfolio. Select Harvests retains ownership of the almond crop.
Australia may not be in a property bubble, but housing and housing policy are key issues that need to be addressed by both government and industry. This was the view of Ken Marchingo, CEO Haven; Home Safe, and Carolyn Viney, CEO Grocon at Australian law firm Lander and Rogers' annual Economic Briefing in Melbourne last week.
Victoria may soon introduce laws that permit all people conceived by donor material to access identifying information about their donor parent.
Another reporting season is nearly here, bringing with it the usual market disclosures and the subsequent investor and analyst briefings. ASIC's high profile proceedings against Newcrest Mining Limited last year, which saw it secure a significant $1.2M fine against Newcrest for breaches of Australia's continuous disclosure laws arising from selective investor briefings, are a cautionary tale for listed entities.
Lander & Rogers has advised Stockland on its acquisition of a portfolio of eight retirement villages in South Australia. The exchange of contracts took place on 4 June.
"There are more ASX 200 companies run by men named Peter than by women" quipped Janet Morrison Menzies at a Women's Business networking event hosted by Lander & Rogers last week.
Lander & Rogers announced today that it had appointed former Federal government minister, the Hon. Andrew Thomson as an advisor on its Japan client practice.
Australian law firm Lander & Rogers today announced 17 new senior promotions, 13 of which are women.
A win for the Medical Board of Australia: Dr Patel never to be re-registered as a medical health professional in AustraliaBy newseditor on Monday, May 18, 2015
Lander & Rogers represented the Medical Board of Australia finalising disciplinary proceedings in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal in relation to Jayant Mukundray Patel's period of time working as a surgeon in Bundaberg.
We are delighted to announce that three of our lawyers have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards.
Survey shows that the role of General Counsels is expanding to embrace new leadership responsibilitiesBy newseditor on Monday, May 11, 2015
A new study from TerraLex and Lander & Rogers shows regulatory concerns are now joined by a focus on cybersecurity, data privacy and other corporate priorities.
Contracts are something that people at many organisations live and breathe each day, yet when push comes to shove, a surprising number of contracts do not meet the commercial needs of the business or indeed may actually be wholly or partly unenforceable.
The 2015/2016 edition of Best Lawyers Australia has just been published and three of our lawyers have been named 2015/2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in their fields:
The Victorian Government announced at the 20th International AIDS Conference held in Melbourne in July 2014 that it would amend laws which criminalise the intentional transmission of HIV.
We are delighted to announce that two of our lawyers have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2015 Law Institute of Victoria Awards.
Australian superannuation laws apply to both married and de facto couples, including same-sex couples, and superannuation is treated like any other asset in a marriage or de facto relationship when parties separate. That is, superannuation entitlements can be divided up and shared as part of a property settlement package.
Lander & Rogers Corporate Partner, Deanna Constable and Special Counsel, Gregg McConnell will be presenting at the forthcoming Contract Law for Lawyers Masterclass.
Lander & Rogers has advised First State Super in its role as majority equity participant in the consortium which successfully bid, as part of a competitive NSW State Government Public-Private Partnership (PPP) tender process, for the right to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the new CBD and South East Sydney Light Rail project.
Lander & Rogers has advised 360 Capital Investment Management Limited on three recent acquisitions: one Victorian office acquisition by the 360 Capital Office Fund and two Queensland industrial property acquisitions by the 360 Capital Industrial Fund:
Lander & Rogers is proud to be a sponsor of this year's Retail Leaders Forum in Sydney at the Hilton Hotel. The annual two-day event, taking place on 2-3 March, brings together executive level retailers from across the industry spectrum and the NSW region.
In January 2014, new anti-bullying laws came into effect under the Fair Work Act, bringing with them Australia's first legislated test for workplace bullying.
A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court has highlighted the potential financial implications where parties involved in Family Court litigation incorrectly lodge caveats in order to secure the payment of their property entitlements.
The legislation that governs wills and who is eligible to challenge a will changed on 1 January 2015. The changes have narrowed the class of people who are eligible to challenge a will.
From 1 September 2015, Victorian men who have historical convictions for gay sex crimes and other similar offences will be able to have these removed from their criminal records.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our firm's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
A declining Australian dollar and the ease of doing business in Australia are leading to increased investment into Australia by international companies.
Congestion levy and proposed amendment to the Open Space Contribution likely to lead to increased costsBy newseditor on Thursday, December 11, 2014
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If you and your partner have separated, you will need to work out how to divide up your property and other financial assets. Where you and your ex are unable to come to an agreement about how your assets should be divided, your options are to either settle out of court or issue proceedings and go through the court process.
We are excited to introduce the Lander & Rogers Incident Response Service Hotline and iPhone App.
It is not commonly known that parents do not have the authority to consent to all medical procedures for their children. There are certain medical procedures that require the consent of the Family Court under its welfare jurisdiction.
The legislation that underpins employers' obligations when managing ill or injured workers is both complex and constantly evolving.
The world economy is going to strengthen in 2015 and 2016, followed by a period of contraction in 2018. This was the prediction from Westpac's Chief Economist, Bill Evans, speaking at Lander & Rogers' Economic Briefing in Sydney yesterday.
Congratulations to our own Peggy O'Neal, who is a winner in this year's 100 Women of Influence Awards!
Elder abuse is a significant and growing problem. Has the law in Australia kept pace with global developments or is it failing older Australians?
Next week Aaron Goonrey, Daniel Proietto and Andrew Farr from our Workplace Relations & Safety team will be chairing the 2014 Employment Law Fundamentals conference.
Lander & Rogers is proud to be a major sponsor of this year's AMPLA National Conference in Sydney.
Kathy Clarkson, Director of Melbourne Occupational Therapy Associates and medico-legal expert, recently presented to Lander & Rogers’ Health Law and Liability teams and clients as part of our presentation series.
Australia is having a crisis of confidence, rather than an actual economic crisis. This was the consensus from a panel of business leaders speaking at Lander & Rogers' annual Economic Briefing in Melbourne on Wednesday this week.
Lander & Rogers staff recently enjoyed a visit by children from the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate. The event was an opportunity for the children to visit their Lander & Rogers volunteers, who they usually see at Breakfast Club in Fitzroy each Tuesday morning.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Ding as a partner in our Sydney office. Alex, who is an experienced M&A and capital markets lawyer, will lead our Sydney M&A practice.
We are delighted to announce 12 senior promotions, which took effect from 1 July 2014: five new Partners, four new Special Counsel, and three new Senior Associates.
On 1 July 2014 the high income threshold will increase. We look at how this will impact claims of unfair dismissal by employees and what this will mean for employers.
This morning our Workplace Relations & Safety team in Sydney held an employment law briefing on modern award coverage.
Lander & Rogers has collaborated with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to host a briefing on corporate culture for current and aspiring company directors.
Lander & Rogers advises Bunnings on portfolio sale to Charter Hall and Centuria on the sale of Melbourne CBD office buildingBy newseditor on Friday, May 16, 2014
Lander & Rogers acted for Centuria Property Funds in its recent off market sale of a refurbished Melbourne CBD office building at 50 Queen Street to a European investor. The deal value was $40.7M - a 56% increase on the purchase price four years ago - reflecting the strength of capital markets in Melbourne. Partner, Nick Stocks, led the Lander & Rogers team, assisted by senior associate, Peter Kritikides. Colin Biggers & Paisley acted for the purchaser, led by senior partner, Chris Rumore.
Law firm Lander & Rogers announced today the appointment of two new directors to its Enterprise Services management team: Jeffrey Naqvi will head up the firm's Business Development & Marketing team, and Greg Spring has been appointed as Chief Finance Officer.
Lander & Rogers has advised 360 Capital on the $62M acquisition of the KSD1 and Central Retail Buildings in Brisbane from Leighton Properties and Devine Limited.
The government's recent decision to introduce a national system for intercountry adoption is great news for families who have all but given up on plans to adopt.
We are delighted to announce that two of our junior lawyers have been nominated in upcoming legal awards, presented by Lawyers Weekly and the Law Institute of Victoria respectively.
Congratulations to Jess Easton who is a finalist in the Pro Bono category in this year’s Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards. The awards are intended to recognise talented young lawyers and to acknowledge the increasingly important role that young lawyers play in law firms. Winners will be announced on Friday 16 May at an awards evening in Sydney.
Max Paterson has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Rising Star of the Year Award run by the LIV. The LIV Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Victorian practitioners and the contribution they have made to the profession and the wider community. Winners will be announced on Friday 16 May 2014 at an awards ceremony in Melbourne.
Congratulations Jess and Max, and good luck for the 16th of May!
The 2014 edition of Best Lawyers Australia has just been published and two of our lawyers have been named 2014 "Lawyers of the Year" in their fields:
Lander & Rogers announced today that it will open a Brisbane office on 7 April, expanding the firm's presence in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) mean employers need to be aware and prepared for how these changes will affect their organisations.
A recent family law case has made it even harder to successfully claim "Special Contribution" in relationship financial disputes.
This month, the ACT Labor Government passed the Marriage Equality Bill 2013 in the territory's legislative assembly, aided by support from the Greens.
There has been uncertainty in Australian employment law for many years as to whether the implied duty of mutual trust and confidence exists in all contracts of employment.
Professor Mark Fitzgerald, director of the Trauma Service at The Alfred, recently presented to the Lander & Rogers’ Health Law team and its clients about developments in trauma and emergency medicine, specifically around risk minimisation.
Dr Nigel Strauss recently presented to Lander & Rogers' Health Law and Liability teams and their clients about the assessment of psychiatric impairment in civil claims.
Lander & Rogers has advised Wesfarmers and Bunnings on the sale of over $500 million of property as part of Wesfarmers' plan to release capital from its balance sheet.
A recent family law case has highlighted the difficulty in dividing assets where one party wins the lottery before the couple's property and financial settlement has been finalised.
Attending to your superannuation during a divorce can mean the difference between retiring when you want to and working well into your 70s. Yet, up to 83% of Australia's divorcees don't consider superannuation in their divorce settlement.
Law firm Lander & Rogers is excited to announce nine new senior promotions, eight of which are women.
The Victorian Treasurer has requested the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC) to conduct an inquiry into aspects of the Wrongs Act 1958 including:
A recent family law case has highlighted the importance of separating couples making full and frank disclosure of their financial assets during their property and financial settlement negotiations.
Law firm Lander & Rogers announced that it has appointed Elizabeth Parkin as the firm's new Chief Operating Officer. Elizabeth joins Lander & Rogers from KPMG where she was Chief Operating Officer of its Advisory business.
Lander & Rogers advised Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd in negotiating a 10-year milk supply agreement between Coles and dairy farmer co-operative, Murray Goulburn (MG), for the supply of Coles-branded milk to Coles stores in Victoria and New South Wales. The agreement is due to come into effect in mid-2014.
The 2013 edition of Best Lawyers has just been published and the three of our people have been named Best Lawyers' 2013 Lawyers of the Year in their fields:
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Year in Preview, in which our Insurance Law & Litigation team brings you highlights in Insurance law from 2012 and our thoughts on emerging trends for 2013 covering areas including:
Law firm Lander & Rogers announced that it has appointed high profile financial services lawyer, Terry Brigden, to further develop and consolidate the firm's financial services offering in the Sydney market.
Lander & Rogers Financial Services partner and leading superannuation lawyer, Ruth Stringer, will become the first external member of Intelligent Investor Super Advisor's new panel of experts.
Lander & Rogers has been in Sydney for more than 10 years and we have grown significantly through this period. On 29 January, we moved to a new office space, with enhanced facilities for our clients and our people.
Surrogacy has always been a contentious issue, compounded by the historical inconsistencies that have existed between legislation in different States and Territories, and between and state and federal jurisdictions.
The Family Court recent ruled that a child whose parents were separated should be given vaccinations, despite her mother's objections.
Lander & Rogers has been in Sydney for more than 10 years and we have grown significantly through this period. In January, we will be moving to a new office space, with enhanced facilities for our clients and our people.
A panel of construction and insurance experts last week agreed that laws intended to protect new home buyers, by giving them statutory warranties against defects, are in many instances failing in their objective and having the unintended consequence of causing home owners to get caught up in expensive and unnecessary litigation.
The Federal Government has now responded to the Fair Work Legislation Review Panel's 300 page report entitled "Towards More Productive and Equitable Workplaces: An Evaluation of Fair Work Legislation" (Report), which reviewed and recommended changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).
Lander & Rogers has successfully represented the Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE in an appeal to the High Court of Australia, which overturned the majority decision of the Full Federal Court in Barclay v The Board of Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE  FCAFC 14.
Australian law firm Lander & Rogers announced today that members of its Japan Client Group had partnered with the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sydney (JCCI) to deliver a bilingual seminar to its members.
Lander & Rogers has advised one of the largest agricultural funds in Australia, Arrow Primary Infrastructure Fund, on its acquisition of five poultry farms in NSW from the Baiada Group.