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Sven Burchartz wins Litigation Partner of the Year Award

Sven Burchartz wins Litigation Partner of the Year Award

Sven Burchartz, Senior Partner of Kalus Kenny Intelex, has been recognised in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards as the winner of the Litigation award. These prestigious national awards recognise the accomplishments, innovation, and professional development...

5 things to think about before starting a new business

5 things to think about before starting a new business

Starting a new business venture is undoubtedly an exciting (and sometimes, overwhelming!) time in your life. Whether you are thinking about starting your very first business or looking to set up your next business venture, here are 5 key considerations that you should...

Is your trade mark sufficiently distinctive?

Is your trade mark sufficiently distinctive?

Is your trade mark descriptive or distinctive? In order to register your (or your business’s) trade mark with IP Australia (the agency responsible for administering intellectual property rights in Australia) and, in turn, to strengthen your brand protection, you must...

How much more taxing can our precious property industry withstand?

How much more taxing can our precious property industry withstand?

“I have never been one to increase a tax simply for the thrill of it”. These are the words of Tim Pallas. Yet, I recently felt intrigued to spend some time analysing the new property taxes which have been introduced since the Andrew’s Labour government was elected in...

Who’s liable for adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations?

Who’s liable for adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations?

With COVID-19 mandatory vaccination directions sweeping across Australia, one important question remains a constant: Who’s liable if someone has an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine while mandatory directions are enforced? No Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme On 28...

Do you need a Director ID?

Do you need a Director ID?

Commencing this month, all directors of Australian companies will be required to verify their identity and obtain a ‘Director Identification Number’ (Director ID), as part of the Australian Government’s ‘Modernising Business Registers (MBR) Program’. Background Last...

Reopening today? Are you aware of your new obligations?

Reopening today? Are you aware of your new obligations?

With the lockdown ending, the Victorian Government has introduced a new set of requirements, under the ‘Open Premises Directions’. The content of the new directions was not made available until around midnight last night, meaning many businesses opening today will be...

Should you be using a developer entity?

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 in development projects. Under this commonly used...