Leading independent Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers has announced that David O'Farrell has joined the firm as a partner within its Restructuring & Insolvency team in Brisbane.
A new Commonwealth Government programme is offering small-to-medium businesses with novel products, processes or services grants of up to $1 million in matched funding to assist with commercialising their intellectual property.
The NSW Department of Finance & Services has recently approved the Australian Automotive Dealers' Association's (AADA) application for registration as a 'motor industry group' under Part 6 of the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (NSW) (Act).
Welcome to the November 2014 edition of HWL Ebsworth's Planning, Environment and Government e'Newsletter for New South Wales. We trust that you will find the information in this edition useful, timely and practical.
One of the questions we are often asked by resident objectors is "Will the court give any notice to my objection?"
In our previous article 'When Shop Top Housing is no longer on top of a shop?' we explored the differing interpretations and application of the defined term from the Standard Instrument Local Environmental Plan.
Where an easement over a property is reasonably necessary for the effective use or development of nearby land, an application can be made to the Supreme Court under section 88K of the Conveyancing Act 1919.
On 29 August 2014 the NSW government introduced higher standard penalties payable on the issue of a penalty notice for certain offences under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act).
The Full Bench of the Supreme Court of South Australia has recently reminded local councils nationally of the importance of ensuring that all employees are employed under current and comprehensive written contracts of employment.