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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.

Lander & Rogers lawyers recognised in legal awards

By newseditor on Tuesday, May 09, 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.

Penalty rates changes causing uncertainty for retailers

By newseditor on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"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. 

Lander & Rogers lawyers named in Best Lawyers in Australia

By newseditor on Friday, April 07, 2017

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.

Hosting discussions on sport in Australia

By newseditor on Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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.

Lander & Rogers and FVPLS Victoria formalise partnership

By newseditor on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.

Decision on retail sector penalty rates reached

By newseditor on Thursday, February 23, 2017

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.

Lander & Rogers appoints corporate insurance partner

By newseditor on Monday, February 20, 2017

We are delighted to advise that corporate insurance partner Mark Lindfield has joined our Corporate team in Sydney.

Three years at the top for family law

By newseditor on Tuesday, February 07, 2017

For a third consecutive year, Lander & Rogers has been ranked First Tier in Doyle's Guide listings for Family & Divorce Law.

Lander & Rogers appoints new construction partner

By newseditor on Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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 advises Arthur J. Gallagher on CFB acquisition

By newseditor on Monday, January 30, 2017

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.

'Tis the season for giving - and not just to family and friends

By newseditor on Friday, December 23, 2016

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.

Australia's economy - increasingly embracing America?

By newseditor on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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."

New Health Complaints Act brings new powers

By newseditor on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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.

Sexual harassment and the new era of high stakes damages

By newseditor on Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Sexual harassment is currently very topical and not just thanks to Donald Trump," said Lander & Rogers Partner Derek Humphery-Smith. Humphery-Smith was speaking at a client briefing on workplace sexual harassment.

Class actions now possible in Queensland

By newseditor on Friday, November 11, 2016

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:

Recent developments in birth claims: wrongful birth and home birth

By newseditor on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Are birth claims on the rise in Australia?

Congratulations to Amie Frydenberg and Kaitlyn Gulle who are now LIV Accredited Specialists for Workplace Relations!

Lander & Rogers supports new Community Legal Centres initiative

By newseditor on Thursday, October 20, 2016

We are excited to be part of a new national sponsorship program for Community Legal Centres (CLCs).

Victoria introduces adoption equality

By newseditor on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In September this year, new legislation came into effect in Victoria which allows couples to adopt regardless of their sex or gender identity.

Lander & Rogers advises on Henderson/Janus merger

By newseditor on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

We recently advised Henderson Group Plc on the Australian aspects of its recommended all share "merger of equals" with Janus Capital Group Inc.

Communication is key in resolving workplace complaints

By newseditor on Friday, October 14, 2016

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.

Lander & Rogers advises Myer on sale of flagship store

By newseditor on Friday, September 16, 2016

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.

The Business of Football - Integrity in AFL Football

By newseditor on Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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 employee performance while avoiding bullying claims

By newseditor on Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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.

The future of sport

By newseditor on Friday, September 02, 2016

Head of our Sports Business Group, Amelia Lynch, gives her views on the future of sport post the Rio Olympic Games.

Australian economy offers a mixed bag for office leasing

By newseditor on Thursday, September 01, 2016

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.

The global and Australian economies - putting the future in focus

By newseditor on Thursday, August 25, 2016

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.

Family Law specialist joins Lander & Rogers' Sydney office

By newseditor on Friday, August 12, 2016

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.

The workings of the Coroner's Court

By newseditor on Thursday, August 11, 2016

"As a Coroner, we speak for the dead to protect the living"

Census 2016 shut down by cyber attacks

By newseditor on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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".

"Japanese companies with business operations in Australia have been left wondering at the future of policy in Australia as a result of an inconclusive election result," said former Howard Government minister and Japan-based Counsel to Lander & Rogers, the Hon. Andrew Thomson.

New hire boosts Lander & Rogers' Construction Sector offering

By newseditor on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Melbourne insurance practitioner Rohan Bennett has joined Lander & Rogers as a Consultant in our Insurance Law & Litigation practice.

Workplace restructuring - best practice for employers

By newseditor on Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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.

Children's health - an update on Oshin Kiszko's case

By newseditor on Friday, July 01, 2016

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.

Three new partners across three offices for Lander & Rogers

By newseditor on Monday, June 27, 2016

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.

Lander & Rogers has advised First State Super in its successful bid to acquire StatePlus, a financial planning and pension fund business owned by SAS Trustee Corporation (STC).

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 a partner of Privacy Awareness Week 2016

By newseditor on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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 are very pleased to announce that experienced family lawyer Lee Formica has joined our firm as a partner in our Melbourne Family & Relationship Law team.

Congratulations to Mark Parker from our Family & Relationship Law team who was named Lawyers Weekly Family Law Partner of the Year 2016.

Health Justice Partnerships helping to combat elder abuse

By newseditor on Thursday, April 28, 2016

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.

What is a financial agreement?

By newseditor on Friday, April 22, 2016

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.

According to Kate Jenkins, Victorian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commissioner, Australia's current complaints-driven system will not resolve systemic issues of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Gay Marriage - what will change, and what won't?

By newseditor on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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.

Lander & Rogers wins Best Law Firm at The Client Choice Awards 2016

By newseditor on Wednesday, March 09, 2016

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.

Recent developments in court authorisation for transgender children

By newseditor on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

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.

Lander & Rogers' lawyers named in Best Lawyers in Australia

By newseditor on Friday, February 26, 2016

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. 

Landers supports SGLBA at Mardi Gras in Sydney

By newseditor on Thursday, February 25, 2016

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 business - tips, tricks and common pitfalls

By newseditor on Friday, February 05, 2016

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.

CrashLanders band raises funds for charity at Redstock

By newseditor on Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Well done to our firm's band, CrashLanders, which raised $5,000 for charity at a concert fundraiser over the weekend!

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, Derek Humphery-Smith, has been named as a finalist for Most Client Focused Lawyer.

Lander & Rogers at Midsumma Festival

By newseditor on Friday, January 29, 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.

International surrogacy update

By newseditor on Thursday, January 07, 2016

The complex issues surrounding international surrogacy arrangements were thrust into the international spotlight, following the Baby Gammy case in 2014.

Lander & Rogers ranked first tier in Melbourne 2015 Doyle's Guide

By newseditor on Friday, December 18, 2015

Lander & Rogers has been ranked first tier for three areas of law in the recent Doyle's Guide rankings.

Supporting our community during the festive season

By newseditor on Friday, December 18, 2015

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 to open permanent Sydney family law practice

By newseditor on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lander & Rogers will operate a permanent Family & Relationship Law practice in Sydney as of 1 February 2016.

Lander & Rogers' talent recognised in Doyle's Guide

By newseditor on Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Five of our lawyers have been recognised in the most recent edition of Doyle's Guide rankings.

Property lawyers recognised in Doyles Guide

By newseditor on Friday, November 20, 2015

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.

Safety in the workplace - does your organisation know the drill?

By newseditor on Thursday, November 19, 2015

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.

'Wrongful birth' claims: what is the position in 2015?

By newseditor on Friday, November 13, 2015

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.

Wrongs Amendment Bill 2015 - update

By newseditor on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Wrongs Amendment Bill 2015 was passed yesterday. It is expected to receive Royal Assent on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 and to come into force the following day.

Lander & Rogers has advised Memocorp Australia on the acquisition by Charter Hall of Bass Hill Plaza Shopping Centre.

AILA and Lander & Rogers present an event for young professionals

By newseditor on Monday, November 09, 2015

Together with the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), Lander & Rogers is proud to sponsor an interactive seminar on Confident Communication - Recent Trends in Business.

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 sponsors Victorian GLBTI Community Award

By newseditor on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lander & Rogers was proud to sponsor the Protecting our Community award at the 2015 GLOBE (Gay & Lesbian Organisation of Business & Enterprise) Community Awards.

Lander & Rogers partners with Learning Seat to launch Law @ Work

By newseditor on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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.

Congratulations Tamara Cook - Accredited Specialist in Family Law

By newseditor on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Congratulations to Tamara Cook from our Family & Relationship Law team, who is now an Accredited Specialist in Family Law!

New same-sex adoption Bill on the cards for Victoria

By newseditor on Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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 acts for Goats on craft beer sale to Asahi

By newseditor on Thursday, October 01, 2015

Lander & Rogers has advised Mountain Goat Beer on the sale of its craft beer business to Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd.

State of the Nation: Australian Politics Seminar

By newseditor on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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.

VIDEO: Do you have to live together to be in a de facto relationship?

By newseditor on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Under Australian law, if a couple has a relationship as a couple and they are living together on a genuine domestic basis, then they are generally considered to be in a de facto relationship.

Victorian Inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work

By newseditor on Friday, September 11, 2015

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.

Baby Z: Pro bono case leads to world-first cure

By newseditor on Friday, September 11, 2015

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?

An insight into the world of AFL media

By newseditor on Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Lander & Rogers recently held the third event in our "Business of Football" series, hosted by our lawyers, Peggy O'Neal, President of Richmond Football Club, and Derek Humphery-Smith, former AFL field umpire.

VIDEO: Japan - the land of opportunity for Australian business?

By newseditor on Wednesday, September 09, 2015

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.

Video: Why is it important to know your relationship status?

By newseditor on Monday, August 31, 2015

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.

No property bubble, but housing is a key issue for Australia

By newseditor on Friday, August 21, 2015

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.

"As a bank, we're a bit more optimistic, but there are still a lot of challenges out there." This was the view of Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist at NAB, at Lander & Rogers' annual Economic Briefing in Melbourne on Wednesday this week.

Access to identifying information for donor-conceived people

By newseditor on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Victoria may soon introduce laws that permit all people conceived by donor material to access identifying information about their donor parent.

ASIC is keeping a close eye on investor/analyst briefings

By newseditor on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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.

Are you legally a parent? This may sound like an unusual question, but it is something that can have big implications for couples who use an artificial conception procedure (eg IVF or surrogacy) to have a family.

LIV Legal Careers Fair 2015

By newseditor on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The LIV Legal Careers Fair is set to kick off on 1 July 2015 from 5:00PM - 8:00PM at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Lander & Rogers' HR team will be there, along with a number of our lawyers, to talk to prospective seasonal clerks about opportunities at Lander & Rogers.

Royal Commission into Family Violence - Government Submission

By newseditor on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria) has now finished receiving written submissions and public hearings are scheduled to begin in July 2015.

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.

Champions of change tackle gender inequality

By newseditor on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

"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.

Same sex marriage – Ireland has its say

By newseditor on Monday, June 01, 2015

A landmark referendum in the Republic of Ireland has given the green light to same-sex marriage.  The Irish nation opened the vote to its people on 22 May 2015, which resulted in a majority of constituencies voting in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.

The "Business of Football" with guest speaker, Gill McLachlan

By newseditor on Thursday, May 28, 2015

This week, Lander & Rogers held the second event in our "Business of Football" series. The intimate client lunch was hosted by our lawyers, Peggy O'Neal, President of Richmond Football Club, and Derek Humphery-Smith, former AFL field umpire.

Financial Agreements - what do you need to know?

By newseditor on Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Financial Agreement records a couple's intentions in relation to how some, or all, of their property and financial assets will be divided in the event that they separate. These assets can include real estate, bank accounts, shares and investments and superannuation.

Lander & Rogers announced today that it had appointed former Federal government minister, the Hon. Andrew Thomson as an advisor on its Japan client practice.

Lander & Rogers announces 2015 promotions

By newseditor on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Australian law firm Lander & Rogers today announced 17 new senior promotions, 13 of which are women.

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.

"Special contributions" may not be so special after all

By newseditor on Monday, May 18, 2015

If a couple separates and ends up in court to finalise their property settlement, the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) requires the court to consider, among other things, the contributions that each party has made during the marriage or de facto relationship.

Lander & Rogers lawyers named finalists in legal awards

By newseditor on Monday, May 11, 2015

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. 

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.

On 30 April, the Attorney General's Department announced that it was opening consultation on proposed amendments to the laws governing binding financial agreements.

When drafting contracts, don't throw out the rule book!

By newseditor on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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.

Lander & Rogers lawyers named in Best Lawyers Australia 2015/16

By newseditor on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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:

HIV-Specific Criminal Laws to be reviewed in Victoria

By newseditor on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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.

Lander & Rogers lawyers named finalists in legal awards

By newseditor on Friday, March 27, 2015

We are delighted to announce that two of our lawyers have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2015 Law Institute of Victoria Awards.

Property Settlements and Superannuation Splitting

By newseditor on Monday, March 23, 2015

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 a sponsor of the 2015 Retail Leaders Forum

By newseditor on Friday, February 27, 2015

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.

Anti-bullying laws one year on: what have we learned?

By newseditor on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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.

Caveator beware!

By newseditor on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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.

Divorce and death - uncomfortable bedfellows

By newseditor on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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 that Lander & Rogers has been nominated as a finalist in this year's Financial Review Client Choice Awards for Best Provider to the Finance and Insurance Sector.

Lander & Rogers launches RAP

By newseditor on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of our firm's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

First Tier in family and relationship law

By newseditor on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Congratulations to our Family & Relationship Law group, which was ranked "First Tier" in Doyles Guide's Leading Victorian Family Law Firms, 2015.

Key appointment enhances Lander & Rogers' international strategy

By newseditor on Thursday, December 18, 2014

A declining Australian dollar and the ease of doing business in Australia are leading to increased investment into Australia by international companies.

Aaron Goonrey presents at the Inaugural Contractor Management Forum

By newseditor on Thursday, November 27, 2014

Aaron Goonrey from our Workplace Relations & Safety group will be presenting at this years' Inaugural Contractor Management Forum.

Division of property and financial assets using the court process

By newseditor on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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.

Gender transformation surgery - court's consent required for minors

By newseditor on Thursday, November 13, 2014

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.

Managing ill or injured workers - know your obligations as an employer

By newseditor on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The legislation that underpins employers' obligations when managing ill or injured workers is both complex and constantly evolving.

An industry game changer

By newseditor on Friday, October 31, 2014

"We are open for business." This was the message from Michael Dwyer AM, CEO of First State Super, who spoke at an industry group lunch hosted by Lander & Rogers in Sydney this week.

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!

Is the law failing older Australians?

By newseditor on Monday, September 22, 2014

Elder abuse is a significant and growing problem. Has the law in Australia kept pace with global developments or is it failing older Australians?

Workplace Relations & Safety lawyers to chair employment conference

By newseditor on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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 a major sponsor of the 2014 AMPLA National Conference

By newseditor on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lander & Rogers is proud to be a major sponsor of this year's AMPLA National Conference in Sydney.

Occupational therapy claims in personal injury matters

By newseditor on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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.

There's no crisis, just a crisis of confidence

By newseditor on Friday, July 25, 2014

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.

Breakfast Club kids visit Lander & Rogers

By newseditor on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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.

New partner expands Lander & Rogers' corporate footprint

By newseditor on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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.

Lander & Rogers announces 2014 promotions

By newseditor on Monday, July 07, 2014

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.

Amelia Lynch from Lander & Rogers' Sports Law practice spoke at the recent VMA Asia-Pacific Venue Industry Congress - the single largest meeting of Venue Professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Modern Award Essentials

By newseditor on Thursday, May 29, 2014

This morning our Workplace Relations & Safety team in Sydney held an employment law briefing on modern award coverage.

Directors briefing: culture and the role of the board

By newseditor on Monday, May 19, 2014

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 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.

Lander & Rogers announced this week that it has become a founding signatory to the Tristan Jepson Best Practice Guidelines, which aim to tackle the high rates of depression in the legal industry.

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.

Property and infrastructure partner returns to Lander & Rogers

By newseditor on Thursday, May 08, 2014

Australian law firm Lander & Rogers announced today that Lisa Gaddie has returned to its Property, Projects & Infrastructure group.

A better system for intercountry adoption

By newseditor on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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.

New M&A partner expands Corporate practice in Sydney

By newseditor on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Law firm Lander & Rogers announced today the appointment of experienced M&A lawyer, Deanna Constable, as a partner in its Sydney Corporate practice.

Congratulations Jess and Max!

By newseditor on Thursday, May 01, 2014

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!

Lander & Rogers lawyers named in Best Lawyers 2014

By newseditor on Friday, April 11, 2014

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.

Ready to Play? Ensuring your business is match fit for 2014

By newseditor on Monday, March 03, 2014

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. 

Rachel Cubela to present at National Workers' Compensation Summit

By newseditor on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Rachel Cubela, special counsel in our WorkCover group, will be presenting at this year's National Workers' Compensation Summit in Sydney.

Husband's skills not so 'special'

By newseditor on Thursday, January 23, 2014

A recent family law case has made it even harder to successfully claim "Special Contribution" in relationship financial disputes.

Tax-friendly property settlements just became tricky

By newseditor on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Personal and family wealth is often housed in trusts, companies and other corporate entities. There is good reason for using these structures - they provide tax advantages and asset security.

Federal Government to challenge ACT Marriage Equality Bill

By newseditor on Friday, October 25, 2013

This month, the ACT Labor Government passed the Marriage Equality Bill 2013 in the territory's legislative assembly, aided by support from the Greens.

Why is CBA v Barker so important for employers?

By newseditor on Friday, October 18, 2013

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.

Developments in trauma and emergency medicine

By newseditor on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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.

An insider’s view into assessing psychiatric injury

By newseditor on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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.

Jodylee Bartal gains family law specialist accreditation

By newseditor on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Congratulations to Jodylee Bartal from our Family & Relationship Law group, who recently passed the Law Institute of Victoria accreditation exam to become an Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

Lander & Rogers lawyer becomes first-ever female AFL president

By newseditor on Friday, October 04, 2013

Congratulations to our very own Peggy O'Neal on her election as president of the Richmond Football club!

Wesfarmers and Bunnings secure two multimillion dollar deals

By newseditor on Monday, September 09, 2013

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.

Ex-husband misses out on $6M lotto win

By newseditor on Thursday, August 29, 2013

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. 

Team culture lures commercial disputes partner

By newseditor on Monday, August 05, 2013

Law firm Lander & Rogers has announced the appointment of commercial disputes partner, Tean Kerr.

Spousal maintenance: is the door open for future claims?

By newseditor on Thursday, July 11, 2013

A recent family law case in which a multi-millionaire was ordered to pay for mobility upgrades to his ex-wife's home has highlighted the importance of carefully drafting spousal maintenance documents.

Lander & Rogers announces 2013 promotions

By newseditor on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Law firm Lander & Rogers is excited to announce nine new senior promotions, eight of which are women.

Victorian Government announces inquiry into Wrongs Act 1958

By newseditor on Monday, June 03, 2013

The Victorian Treasurer has requested the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC) to conduct an inquiry into aspects of the Wrongs Act 1958 including: 

New Corporate Partner joins Lander & Rogers

By newseditor on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Law firm Lander & Rogers announced that it has appointed corporate and regulatory lawyer Robert Neely to build the firm's presence in the IT, and telecommunications sectors, and to expand the firm’s competition and consumer law offering.

Hiding the pot of gold - Why full disclosure is "worth it"

By newseditor on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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.

New Chief Operating Officer for Lander & Rogers

By newseditor on Monday, April 22, 2013

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.

Lander & Rogers lawyers named in Best Lawyers 2013

By newseditor on Friday, April 05, 2013

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:

Insurance: Year in Preview

By newseditor on Thursday, March 28, 2013

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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:

Julian Riekert and Ruth Stringer receive Chambers recognition

By newseditor on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lander & Rogers partners Julian Riekert and Ruth Stringer have been recognised in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 rankings of firms and lawyers.

Lander & Rogers continues Sydney financial services growth

By newseditor on Thursday, February 28, 2013

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.

Ruth Stringer to advise on SMSF developments

By newseditor on Monday, February 11, 2013

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.

Leading property partner joins the Lander & Rogers team

By newseditor on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Law firm Lander & Rogers announced that it has appointed leading property lawyer, Julian Olley, as a partner in its Property, Projects & Infrastructure team in the firm's Sydney office.

Our Sydney office has moved… but not too far

By newseditor on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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 in Australia - life still isn’t meant to be easy

By newseditor on Friday, December 14, 2012

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.

Shared parental responsibility: from vaccination to litigation

By newseditor on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Family Court recent ruled that a child whose parents were separated should be given vaccinations, despite her mother's objections.

Our Sydney office is moving... but not too far

By newseditor on Monday, December 03, 2012

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.

Home defects warranties detrimental to homeowners, affordability

By newseditor on Monday, October 22, 2012

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). 

High Court Upholds Employer Appeal on Adverse Action

By newseditor on Friday, September 07, 2012

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 [2011] FCAFC 14.

Lander & Rogers announced that it has partnered with online training and compliance management provider, Learning Seat, to deliver a range of innovative online training programs for workplaces nationwide.

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.

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