Month: July 2015


Kain C+C Lawyers appoint two new directors

Kain C+C Lawyers has announced the appointment of Rebecca Halkett and James Burchnall to the position of Director in their Adelaide office. Ms Halkett specialises in competition and consumer law. She has acted both for the ACCC in prosecuting contraventions of, and for various companies in resolving alleged contraventions of, the Competition and Consumer Act. Ms Halkett regularly… Read more


Law Society of South Australia: Busting the myths on Halal Certification

This article appeared in The Bulletin, the Law Society of South Australia’s flagship journal on 14 July 2015. Kain C+C Lawyers’ Director Rebecca Halkett debunks some myths around the certification of halal foods, including the certification process, why producers obtain it and is halal certification really funding terrorism? Click here to view the full article… Read more


When builders go belly up: Are your payments safe from the liquidator?

The recent high-profile demise of Tagara Builders highlights the difficulties being faced in the South Australian construction industry and the knock-on effects when a prominent head contractor is placed into liquidation. Not only are sub-contractors usually left out of pocket for their unpaid progress claims, but also may later be hit by ‘unfair preference’ claims… Read more


Lawyers Weekly: Kain C+C closes cereal deal

This article originally appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 9 July 2015. Adelaide firm Kain C+C Lawyers has negotiated the sale of a cereal manufacturer to Australia’s largest co-operative. Firms: Kain C+C Lawyers (Blue Lake Milling shareholders); King & Wood Mallesons (CBH Group) Deal: Blue Lake Milling has been sold to CBH Group. Value: Undisclosed Key players: John… Read more


Kain C+C Lawyers act for Blue Lake Milling shareholders in sale to CBH Group.

Adelaide legal company Kain C+C Lawyers has acted for Blue Lake Milling Pty Limited’s shareholders during the recent sale of Blue Lake Milling to the CBH Group for an undisclosed sum. Based in Bordertown, South Australia, Blue Lake Milling manufactures cereal based foods and food ingredients.  The company specialises in oat milling and the manufacture… Read more


Food and Grocery Code of Conduct may give suppliers improved trading terms with major supermarkets

With the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (FGCC) becoming operative on 17 June 2015, suppliers are presented with a rare opportunity to secure an improvement in trading terms with the major supermarkets. Whilst the FGCC will not significantly change a supplier’s negotiating position, it is well worth understanding how the FGCC will affect relationships… Read more


How to avoid insolvency

There is no doubt that times are tough in a number of industries, particularly the construction industry as the recent high-profile demise of Tagara Builders demonstrates.  As a company director, one needs to be very vigilant in the management of the business and to be alert to any signs of financial trouble, not only for… Read more