With the gig economy converging on Australia in recent years, a growing number of Australian’s are rejecting traditional employment in favour of casual contracts. The booming digital landscape is seeing users offer their skills and services through platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo and AirTasker, however critics are warning the model compromises the protections afforded by conventional work.
Personal Property Securities Register – 1/2014
Welcome to the first JCL ALERT for 2014 which deals with the Personal Property Securities Register. Periodically, we will be publishing Alerts in respect of key and current legal issues and news that may be of interest and assistance to clients and interested parties.
In proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2005, James Conomos Lawyers acted for a couple, Mr and Mrs Lin, who took on one of Australia’s biggest banks and won.
It is well known that the government has the power to compulsorily acquire land. If a person’s land is next to, for example, a road that needs to be widened, the government has the right to require that person to cede their land to the government.
by Elizabeth Tilley and AAP
A BUNDABERG cane farming couple achieved a near $1 million victory when a bank was ordered to pay compensation for the savings they lost to a swindling accountant.