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University Matters Issue 4

31-10-2017 | This publication covers a range of topics and legal issues affecting universities. In this issue we look at the increasing number of cyber breaches occurring and discuss what universities can do to effectively and securely manage their data, and be more responsive when faced with a breach.


Workplace Matters 12

22-09-2017 | Welcome to Issue 12 of Workplace Matters, which is now a digital publication that makes it easier for you to access and read the latest legal updates in safety and employment, and connect with our experts.


Insurance Matters Issue 11

16-05-2017 | In this issue of Insurance Matters, we look at significant cases and recent developments covering property, cyber breaches, professional privilege, remote piloted aircraft and much more.


Workplace Matters Issue 11

01-12-2016 | In this issue we discuss the importance of professional and appropriate workplace electronic communications, using examples from recent decisions where communications between workers have been made available during litigation, following orders to produce.


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19-06-2018 | Holly McAdam wins Government Partner of the Year

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is delighted to announce that Canberra-based Partner Holly McAdam was named Government Partner of the Year by Lawyers Weekly at its annual Partner of the Year Awards last Friday night.


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05-06-2018 | Andrew White appointed Chair of Sparke Helmore Board along with two new members

Corporate & Commercial Group Partner Andrew White has been appointed as Chair of the Board at Sparke Helmore Lawyers. Andrew leads the firm's national Mining & Resources Service Line and the Corporate & Commercial Group in the Hunter region. He joined the firm's Board in 2016 and has been acting as Interim Chair before this appointment.


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13-04-2018 | High stakes—new regulation of betting advertising

New advertising codes came into effect on 30 March 2018, extending the existing ban on betting advertising during live sporting events broadcast between 5 am and 8.30 pm to online service providers. These changes were not unexpected, but will have a significant effect on online service providers and betting operators.


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16-02-2018 | Patent is a virtue

In August 2017, the Australian Government announced its official support of the Productivity Commission's recommendation that the innovation patent system be abolished, on the basis that the majority of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who use the system obtain limited value from it.


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02-02-2018 | Oh My Bod—another #fitspo feud

Sophie Guidolin, #fitstagram guru and registered owner of the "BOD" word mark, is shaping up for a showdown against former Miss Universe Australia and social media star Rachael Finch.


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