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.
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.
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.
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.
19-06-2018 | 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.
13-06-2018 | The High Court has this morning published its judgment in Amaca Pty Ltd v Latz; Latz v Amaca Pty Ltd  HCA 22, confirming that a reversionary benefit must be deducted from a plaintiff's damages for the loss of a superannuation pension and that the loss of the expectation of the age pension is not compensable. The decision of the High Court provides clarity for defendants in assessing claims for future economic loss in the "lost years".
12-06-2018 | A company director in Western Australia has been fined a record $102,500 over a safety incident that seriously injured a teenage worker. His company, FGS Contracting Pty Ltd (FGS) was also fined $225,000 over the incident.
06-06-2018 | Recent amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) will result in significant changes to enforcing contractual rights based on insolvency. We consider how this will impact the operation of contracts in the construction industry, including recourse to security in the event of insolvency, from 1 July 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.