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The legal and reputational risks associated with suffering a data breach incident are growing exponentially. Lawyers need to be able to navigate this new legal and regulatory landscape, such as the changes in the data breach notification regime, without losing sight of the commercial and operational drivers for their client.

This toolkit provides practical know-how resources to enable you to respond to a data breach incident quickly and with confidence, including:


  • Practice note: Responding to a data breach incident
  • Checklist: Steps to take if a data breach incident occurs
Toolkit: Data Breach Incidents
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Data Breach Incidents

The legal and reputational risks associated with suffering a data breach incident are growing exponentially. Lawyers need to be able to navigate this new legal and regulatory landscape without losing sight of the commercial and operational drivers for their client.

This Practical Law Australia Commercial toolkit provides practical know-how resources to enable you to respond to a data breach incident quickly and with confidence.

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This Practical Law Australia Employment practice note examines when employers can challenge the sufficiency of a medical certificate, including fraudulent, backdated or potentially inaccurate medical certificates.

Practice note

Challenging a Medical Certificate

This Practical Law Australia Employment practice note examines when employers can challenge the sufficiency of a medical certificate, including fraudulent, backdated or potentially inaccurate medical certificates.

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Connective Services Pty Ltd v Slea Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 182 considers whether, by simply bringing proceedings that would result in existing shareholders having an option to purchase shares, a company can be said to be providing financial assistance for the acquisition of its shares within the meaning of section 260A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).


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Can simply commencing proceedings constitute financial assistance?

Connective Services Pty Ltd v Slea Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 182 considers whether, by simply bringing proceedings that would result in existing shareholders having an option to purchase shares, a company can be said to be providing financial assistance for the acquisition of its shares within the meaning of section 260A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

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Gadens' employment and safety team, Thomson Reuters' Practical Law Australia team and Ian Neil SC recently hosted a seminar on 'Protecting your business from former employees' to celebrate the launch of the Post-employment obligations suite on Practical Law Australia. The seminar explored how to identify confidential information, use contracts and policies to protect your business and more.

Protecting your business from former employees
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Protecting your business from former employees

Gadens' employment and safety team, Thomson Reuters' Practical Law Australia team and Ian Neil SC recently hosted a seminar on 'Protecting your business from former employees' to celebrate the launch of the Post-employment obligations suite on Practical Law Australia. The seminar explored how to identify confidential information, use contracts and policies to protect your business and more.

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The Practical Law Australia Dispute Resolution team recently hosted a webinar on hot topics in litigation. Ian Wylie, Head of Dispute Resolution, Practical Law Australia, and former barrister and partner, offered his insights on recent developments in case management, penalties, unconscionable conduct, unfair contracts, privileges and immunities, and commercial contract construction.

Litigation Hot Topics
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Litigation Hot Topics

The Practical Law Australia Dispute Resolution team recently hosted a webinar on hot topics in litigation. Ian Wylie, Head of Dispute Resolution, Practical Law Australia, and former barrister and partner, offered his insights on recent developments in case management, penalties, unconscionable conduct, unfair contracts, privileges and immunities, and commercial contract construction.

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Why Traditional Legal Terms are Costing Your Business
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Why Traditional Legal Terms are Costing Your Business

This whitepaper examines the business risks of unclear, ambiguous, and complex contract terms and makes the commercial (and legal) case for a more straightforward approach.

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Litigation is expensive and time consuming, and is sometimes pursued by parties who lack the resources or inclination to pay the other side's costs if they lose.

This toolkit provides know-how resources to enable a respondent to test the means and resolve of a claimant, obtain some security for the costs incurred in the litigation, and prevent the claim proceeding if that security is not provided, including:


  • Practice note: Security for Costs
  • Standard document: Application for security for costs
  • Standard document: Lawyer's affidavit to support application
Toolkit: Security for Costs
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Security for Costs

Litigation is expensive and time consuming, and is sometimes pursued by parties who lack the resources or inclination to pay the other side's costs if they lose.

This Practical Law Australia Dispute Resolution toolkit provides know-how resources to enable a respondent to test the means and resolve of a claimant, obtain some security for the costs incurred in the litigation, and prevent the claim proceeding if that security is not provided.

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This Practical Law Australia Company Law practice note examines the legal requirements and process for transferring shares from one person to another (including drafting and executing a valid share transfer form, registering the transfer and updating the company's share register). It also considers common transfer restrictions and how to deal with them.

Practice note

Transfer of Shares

This Practical Law Australia Company Law practice note examines the legal requirements and process for transferring shares from one person to another (including drafting and executing a valid share transfer form, registering the transfer and updating the company's share register). It also considers common transfer restrictions and how to deal with them.

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2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market
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2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market

The Melbourne Law School and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor® are pleased to present this report setting out the dominant trends impacting the legal market in 2017 and beyond.

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The law around post-employment obligations and restraints involves multiple considerations for employers seeking to place limits on their employees' future ventures.

This toolkit provides a collection of practical know-how resources to help you navigate the complexities of post-employment obligations, including:

  • Practice note: Confidentiality
  • Precedent: Letter to former employee about post-employment obligations
  • Checklist: Checklist of information needed to draft an effective restraint of trade
Toolkit: Post-Employment Obligations
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Post-Employment Obligations

The law around post-employment obligations and restraints involves multiple considerations for employers seeking to place limits on their employees' future ventures.

This Practical Law Australia Employment toolkit provides a collection of 'practical know-how' resources to enable you to navigate the complexities of post-employment obligations.

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This Practical Law Australia Employment practice note examines sexual harassment in employment under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SDA), which makes it unlawful to sexually harass another person in their employment.

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Sexual Harassment

This Practical Law Australia Employment practice note examines sexual harassment in employment under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SDA), which makes it unlawful to sexually harass another person in their employment.

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A company's directors are responsible for the management and operation of its business affairs, including its operating structure and strategic direction. It is important that directors are properly appointed and that the company is clear at all times as to who is validly appointed as a director.

This toolkit provides the practical know-how resources necessary to effect an appointment of an additional director to an existing board, including:


  • Practice note: Appointment of directors
  • Standard document: Consent to act as a company director
  • Standard document: Board minutes: appointment of directors
Toolkit: Appointing a Director
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Appointing a Director

A company's directors are responsible for the management and operation of its business affairs, including its operating structure and strategic direction. It is important that directors are properly appointed and that the company is clear at all times as to who is validly appointed as a director.

This Practical Law Australia Company Law toolkit provides the practical know-how resources necessary to effect an appointment of an additional director to an existing board.

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This Practical Law Australia Company Law practice note offers a guide to the types of companies that can be incorporated in Australia by the process of registration under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (CA 2001) and that are regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It includes a summary of each company type's key features and their different benefits, obligations and restrictions.

Practice note

Types of Company Under the Corporations Act 2001

This Practical Law Australia Company Law practice note offers a guide to the types of companies that can be incorporated in Australia by the process of registration under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (CA 2001) and that are regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It includes a summary of each company type's key features and their different benefits, obligations and restrictions.

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Related party transactions and registered schemes: can a financial benefit be given where money or assets are held on trust?

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Avestra Asset Management Limited (In Liquidation) [2017] FCA 497 considers numerous breaches of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) by a responsible entity, in particular breaches of the related party transaction provisions and provisions relating to the conduct of responsible entities in Chapter 5C.

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Whenever parties enter into an agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a proprietary or unlisted company, whether for a minority holding or for the company's entire issued share capital, completion of the transaction will involve a transfer of the relevant shares.

This toolkit provides a collection of practical know-how resources that explain the share transfer process and help lawyers to ensure that they fulfil the relevant legal and process requirements, including:


  • Practice note: Transfer of shares
  • Checklist: Approving and registering a transfer of shares
  • Standard document: Board minutes: transfer of shares
Toolkit: Transfer of Shares
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Transfer of Shares

Whenever parties enter into an agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a proprietary or unlisted company, whether for a minority holding or for the company's entire issued share capital, completion of the transaction will involve a transfer of the relevant shares.

This Practical Law Australia Corporate Transactions toolkit provides a collection of practical know-how resources that explain the share transfer process and help lawyers to ensure that they fulfil the relevant legal and process requirements.

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An accountancy firm has been found liable as an accessory for its involvement in contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) in the decision of Judge O'Sullivan in Fair Work Ombudsman v Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810.


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Accountancy firm accessorily liable for Fair Work Act breaches

An accountancy firm has been found liable as an accessory for its involvement in contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) in the decision of Judge O'Sullivan in Fair Work Ombudsman v Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810.

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This Practical Law Australia Employment practice note examines when an employee is protected from dismissal due to a temporary absence from work while ill or injured under section 352 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and how to substantiate that the illness or injury is of a kind protected by the legislation.

Practice note

Dismissing an Ill or Injured Employee: Temporary Absence Provisions

This Practical Law Australia Employment practice note examines when an employee is protected from dismissal due to a temporary absence from work while ill or injured under section 352 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and how to substantiate that the illness or injury is of a kind protected by the legislation.

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This Practical Law Australia Employment practice note provides guidance on the process to follow when determining an employee's ability to perform the inherent requirements of a position having regard to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Practice note

Managing an Ill or Injured Employee: Inherent Requirements, Reasonable Adjustments and Unjustifiable Hardship

This Practical Law Australia Employment practice note provides guidance on the process to follow when determining an employee's ability to perform the inherent requirements of a position having regard to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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