Month: March 2016


Good lawyers get the picture

When a non-lawyer friend called to congratulate me on winning this year’s The Best Lawyers in Australia’s Adelaide Lawyer of the Year award in the Mergers and Acquisitions category, he jokingly suggested no-one else had bothered to nominate. It was a friendly dig at the fact that I’ve won the award twice in the last… Read more


Employers experience growing success in enforcing restraint of trade

On 18 February 2016, the New South Wales Supreme Court upheld BGC Partners’ restraint of trade clause against senior employee and broker, Mr Anthony Hickey. The Court restrained Mr Hickey from starting his employment with competitor ICAP for a total of 9 months. This decision reflects the growing success employers are experiencing enforcing restraint of… Read more


A lawyer’s picnic or …

Proposed changes to Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act The announcement came out yesterday that the Federal Government will implement the recommendation of the Harper Report to change the test for misuse of market power to the ‘effects test’ currently in use in other areas. This has resulted in declarations from big business… Read more


Resolving disputes need not be a trial

Disputes happen in the commercial world. But how those disputes are resolved is the difference between painting-by-numbers legal process and how we work at Kain’s. Too often, lawyers blindly assume disputes will have their day in court. But the truth is, 98% of disputes are resolved by some sort of commercial agreement without a trial.… Read more


The Advertiser Business Journal: Lawyer wins award again

Director of our Corporate team, Gerry Cawson, continues his impressive run of achievements. Article: Lawyer wins award again Published by: The Advertiser Business Journal Published on: Tuesday 8 March, 2016 Click here to read the article            


Crowd Sourced Equity Funding – what does it mean for you?

Gerry Cawson, the head of our Mergers and Acquisitions team, talks about how the proposed new rules for Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding are likely to change the way early stage companies source capital and whether those rules are going to work for everyone. You probably already know about crowd sourcing. We’ve all heard about how people… Read more