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New General Environmental Duty (GED) to impact businesses

New General Environmental Duty (GED) to impact businesses

Businesses need to be aware of a new regulation around harm to the environment and human health. Noise pollution, chemical storage, waste management and contamination will all be put under the microscope, closer than ever before. Is your business ready? Key amendments...

The disruptive effect of COVID-19 on the sports industry

The disruptive effect of COVID-19 on the sports industry

Late last year, Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley, confirmed that the Australian Open would go ahead in 2021, albeit with a delayed start and strict new COVID-Safe guidelines for players and staff. With play commencing this week, we are reflecting on the major...

5 tips for superannuation death benefit succession planning

5 tips for superannuation death benefit succession planning

Tip 1 - Locate and/or consolidate your superannuation funds It is not uncommon to have superannuation funds held with multiple superannuation providers. Generally, during the course of your working life you open new superannuation accounts with a different provider...

Cricket Australia’s bitter legal battle with Channel 7

Cricket Australia’s bitter legal battle with Channel 7

Cricket Australia, the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in Australia, is currently embroiled in a bitter and public legal battle with Channel 7 (also known as Seven West Media), over changes to their summer schedule of cricket. The dispute began...

We did it!

We did it!

Well we did it. To get to the end of this remarkable year largely intact is enough to make me believe in miracles. But I don't believe in miracles. I believe in people. After a year which was terrifying some of the time and challenging all of the time, I am convinced...

Managing event risks

Managing event risks

As this year’s Bathurst 1000 has been run and won and the AFL and Rugby finals completed, our Commercial and Sports Law team reflect on the management of event risks.  Sven Burchartz, a long-time motorsport category manager, team owner and competitor, and Graham...

Business interruption insurance. Are you covered?

Business interruption insurance. Are you covered?

The Covid-19 restrictions have had devastating effects on many businesses across Australia. Businesses may turn to their business interruption insurance to consider whether they are covered against the interruption caused by Covid-19. Like any claim under an insurance...

5 Estate Planning mistakes you don’t want to make

5 Estate Planning mistakes you don’t want to make

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to implementing an effective estate plan that reflects your wishes and protects the interests of your loved ones. It is important that you get it right and in order to help you do so, we’ve outlined below 5...

2021 – Who will soar and who will stumble?

2021 – Who will soar and who will stumble?

The challenges of 2020 have been experienced by us all – as individuals, as businesses and as a community. We did not face the same challenges, but it would be difficult to find anyone who was not impacted by the events of this year. For businesses, the strain of...