Year: 2015

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

South Australia to abolish stamp duties (well at least some!)

In a welcome move for business, South Australia’s 2015-2016 State Budget promises to remove many of the stamp duties that currently apply in relation to a broad range of transactions. The changes will be spread out over three years, with some occurring immediately. As of 18 June 2015, the State Government will abolish: stamp duty… Read more

Is a back door listing an easier way to list on the ASX?

Many companies aspire to be listed on ASX.  An initial public offering (‘IPO’) and ASX listing retains a prestige and mystique in the business community that says “we’ve made it”! To do so, a company must (among other things) comply with the admission requirements of ASX (‘admission requirements’). However, as with many things prestigious, there’s… Read more

Adelaide entrepreneur wins priceless experience in quirky legal comp

Adelaide entrepreneur Ben Corbett has won himself a “money can’t buy” trip to Uganda plus up to $30,000 in free legal services thanks to a competition with a difference run by Kain C+C Lawyers. The competition, launched at a networking function for The Engine Room in December last year, required entrants to put together a… Read more

Can software used for medical purposes be regulated by the TGA?

Speaking at a recent Flinders University Medical Device Partnering Program (‘MDPP’) event, head of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (‘TGA’) John Skerritt gave an insight into the TGA’s view of the rapidly developing area of ‘software as a medical device’. The TGA regulates therapeutic goods in Australia including prescription medicines, vaccines, sunscreens, vitamins and minerals, medical… Read more