Category: Services

Should you be using a developer entity?

We are often asked by our developer clients about the benefits of interposing a developer entity between a land owning entity and purchasers in a development. There are many benefits of using a developer entity…

Starting at the end. Preparing for separation

Covid lockdowns have impacted all of our lives in ways we could never have imagined, bringing people to question what is important in their lives, what they want for their future, and make some “life…

KKI recognised as one of Australia’s Fastest Growing Firms

‘Australasian Lawyer’ has released the 2021 Fast Firms list, comprising 15 firms that have reported record growth and kept up the momentum during a trying time for the legal profession. The COVID-19 pandemic was expected…

Kimi Shah shortlisted as a Finalist in the Women in Law Awards

Kimi Shah has been named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2021 for Senior Associate of the Year. The Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards is the benchmark for excellence,…

The minefield of mandatory vaccinations

Directions regarding mandatory vaccinations Directions around the Victorian government’s expansion of the mandatory vaccinations were made on 7 October 2021. The Directions, which previously covered cover health care, construction and teachers, have been expanded. The…

Company names, business names, trade marks, domain names. What are they, which do you need and how do you get them?

One question we’re often asked by clients is what is the difference between a business name, a company name and a trade mark? Another, is whether they should register a .com or .com.au domain. We’re…

Deliveroo appeal stalled as High Court ruling throws spanner in the works

Australian food delivery company Deliveroo is primed to reinvent our ‘gig economy’ by appealing a decision made by the Fair Work Commission. But recent High Court comments regarding employment and independent contractor relationships have caused…

The final countdown – don’t miss the 27th September casual conversion deadline

By 27 September 2021, employers (other than small business employers) need to have assessed whether any of their existing casual employees, employed before 27 March 2021, are eligible to be offered permanent employment. Note: A ‘small…

Tenants and landlords, are you ready for the 30 September deadline?

The recent introduction of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 which includes a period of rent relief protection for tenants from 28 July 2021 until 15 January 2022 (Protection Period) also includes mandatory timelines…

Update | Construction Industry Health Directions

As we reported last night, the State Government has announced a 2-week temporary shutdown of all construction sites (with the exception of designated State Critical Infrastructure Projects) in Metropolitan Melbourne and in the Ballarat, Geelong,…

A David and Goliath style ugg boot dispute

Just over five years after the California-based retail giant Deckers Outdoor Corp. (Deckers) filed a lawsuit against Sydney-based footwear company, Australian Leather Pty Ltd (Australian Leather) for trademark infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

Construction site compliance blitz

A recent State Government announcement revealed that due to recently observed COVID-19 impacts on the construction industry, the Industry Enforcement and Engagement Operation and Building Authority and Worksafe bodies will be conducting a 4-week long…