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.
13-04-2018 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers is delighted to announce that 50 of its lawyers (15 more than last year) have been listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia.
12-04-2018 | The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has released its advisory report on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017, which aims to prevent foreign influence in elections and increase transparency by banning foreign donations, and requires registration and disclosures by organisations that meet certain thresholds of "political expenditure, including charities.
06-04-2018 | For years, claims managers have been grappling with how to characterise an "injury" under workers' compensation law—which is important because it determines whether a causal or merely temporal connection with employment is necessary to establish liability.
27-03-2018 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers has been named a finalist in the "Australian Law Firm of the Year" and "Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year" categories of the 2018 Australasian Law Awards.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers is thrilled that four partners have been shortlisted in the 2018 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers is delighted to announce that 50 of its lawyers (15 more than last year) have been listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia.
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.
The 2018 APRA priorities have been announced and are aimed at strengthening the prudential framework across the banking, superannuation and insurance industries.
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.