Regulating Air BnB: When sharing stops being caring

What are the issues? Global company Airbnb has spearheaded the emergence of what is now known as the ‘Sharing Economy’- a phenomenon which has glided swiftly past the cumbersome clutches

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The Art of Christmas and keeping the feeling festive!

Employers can sometimes be caught between the desire to encourage their staff to celebrate another year’s hard work and balancing their employment, safety and reputational risks were someone within their

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Consumer Affairs Déjà Vu

In our Winter edition of & LEGAL and YOU we drew your attention to recent changes to NSW State consumer laws affecting the minimum expiry date for gift cards sold

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Getting Digital- Property Conveyancing Goes Electronic

On 28 February 2017, the NSW Government set out a detailed timetable to transform NSW into, what it hopes to be, the world’s most efficient and secure place to buy

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EU Court Ruling has Christian Louboutin’s Competitors Seeing Red

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s recent ruling which deemed Christian Louboutin’s red high-heeled soles as protectable as a trade mark has caused considerable controversy. Christian Louboutin initiated

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Driving Into the Future

Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is already a part of our day-to-day reality. From Siri on our smartphones to robots in our surgery room, robotic assistance is

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Emojis & the Law

Emojis have been used to communicate emotions and feelings in a way that words often cannot. While sometimes ambiguous, their relevance has not been dismissed by the Courts. In 2015,

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Consumer Affairs

Have you ever received a gift card and put it away for use on that proverbial rainy day, only to later discover that the redemption period has expired? I know

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Insolvency Reforms

From 1 July 2018, a number of wide-ranging reforms to Australia’s corporate insolvency regime will commence. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2017) Enterprise Incentives No.2) Bill 2017  and the Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives)

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The Case of the Hidden Liability

The holiday season is over and by now all of your team has returned to work. Although it may seem counter intuitive, now is a good time for businesses to

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