Today is significant for us South Australians. Footy Park and the Port Magpies at Alberton are now only a distant picture in our memories. However, it is the first day of operation for the State’s newly established Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and Office for Public Integrity (OPI). The opening stanza of ICAC may be… Read more
Issuing shares to raise capital? You may need to be more cautious with your headline grabbing statements than a politician at election time! Much has been written in the last few days about the basis on which the Coalition has costed their announced savings relating to public sector job cuts. Those costings (and others made… Read more
As a lifelong Essendon man and a 20+ year corporate lawyer I have watched the Essendon/ASADA/AFL saga with interest. If I was setting Essendon’s strategy, I would have taken a different approach. Based upon the information which I have read in the media, there are three issues: Did EFC cause its players to take Performance… Read more
Hear how Kain C+C’s lawyers Tim Hall and Justin Courtney worked with Spring Gully and its other advisors to devise a strategy to save the iconic brand from foreclosure.
John Kain threw his hat in the ring regarding the future of law firms at the Managing Partners Forum – Boutique and Small Firms, held in Noosa Qld 8-9 August 2013. In his presentation, Law in the new age of competition, Kain spoke to the 50-odd attendees about ‘the brave new world’ law firms will… Read more
If profit is the reward for risk then insolvency is the price paid for risk. As risk remains a constant in any business setting, so it follows that insolvencies are inevitable in any economy, either healthy or unhealthy. How insolvency affects the directors of a company today In today’s reality, once a company becomes insolvent… Read more
The Personal and Property Securities Act (PPSA) has been with us since January 2012 and whilst Retention of Title (RoT) clauses remain effective, this only acts as a transitional arrangement until January 2014. In addition, the PPSA provides the ability for some to enhance their entitlement over goods supplied via PMSIs (Purchase Money Security Interests).… Read more