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The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms.

Since 1988, the ILN has helped its members keep pace with today’s global economy, through access to the tremendous strength and depth of the combined expertise of 5,000 lawyers in 66 countries on six continents.

ILN member firms are among the most respected and most experienced counsel in their jurisdictions. Clients’ increasing need for reliable foreign counsel is well-met by the personalized, high-quality and cost-effective legal services provided by ILN member firms. Unique to the ILN are the strong personal and professional relationships among its members and their clients developed over the past 30 years. Far from a mere directory, the ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and worldwide basis annually and work routinely with each other to address client requirements and needs.

Each of the ILN’s member firms is international in outlook and staffed by highly trained senior attorneys, who are experts in a broad range of practice areas. ILN members have demonstrated experience in working successfully with international companies. They are independent, mid-sized firms within their jurisdictions, and are committed to the focus of the International Lawyers Network, admitted to the Network only after a rigorous application process. The ILN provides clients with high-quality service from experienced local counsel who work in firms that maintain excellent reputations in their own countries. This means that clients have immediate access to attorneys who are native, both linguistically and culturally, to the country of interest.

The ILN’s international directory app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. To access the app, click here or log on to ILNmobile.com from your smartphone.

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Vermont Enacts Sweeping Sexual Harassment Prevention Law

Our colleagues  at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to our readers in the hospitality industry: “Vermont Enacts Sweeping Sexual Harassment Prevention Law.”

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What are the obligations of a pre-purchase inspector?

While for some the pre-purchase inspecon is essenal when purchasing a home or building, others feel it is of lile use considering the various limitaons to the inspector’s mandate. Let us first review some basic principles, in light of a recent judicial decision.

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State Ban the Box Law Enforced for the First Time by Massachusetts Attorney General

Our colleague  at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Hospitality Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to our readers in the retail industry: “Massachusetts Attorney General Enforces State Ban the Box Law for First Time, Fining Three Businesses and Issuing Warnings to 17 Others.”

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Public Law – Issue One

Welcome to the first issue of Hall & Wilcox’s quarterly newsletter for the Victorian Government, Public Law.

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Talking Tax – Issue 122

Case law

Decleah Investments Pty Ltd and Prince Removal and Storage Pty Ltd as Trustees for the PRS Unit Trust v FCT [2018] FCA 717

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Looking ahead to possible reforms: Identifying themes or trends arising from the second round of the Royal Commission

Possible law reforms are on the agenda following the conclusion of the second round of hearings of the Financial Services Royal Commission. We identify the trends arising from the Royal Commission and look at them in the context of other current law reform proposals in the financial services industry.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – helping the elderly to protect themselves

Mr Smith* loaned money to his son-in-law, Mr Green*, to help him fund the deposit to buy a home. In Mr Smith’s mind, he was helping his relative and, although Mr Green was the only person registered on title, Mr Smith also regarded himself as a co-owner and as having a share in the equity of the house. After the home was purchased, Mr Smith lived in the home solely and paid money to Mr Green each month, which Mr Smith considered was his contribution towards the mortgage. Mr Green subsequently stated that he considered the loan to be a gift and the regular ongoing payments to be rent. When the relationship soured and Mr Green sought to evict Mr Smith, telling Mr Smith he was a tenant, Mr Smith was left feeling betrayed, facing major financial disadvantage and the possibility of homelessness.

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Detention officer unfairly dismissed despite seriously dropping her guard

The recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision in Jacqueline Waite v Serco Australia Pty Ltd T/A Serco Australia Pty Ltd1 is an important reminder that dismissals on what are perfectly valid substantive grounds can still be unfair if an employee is denied procedural fairness.

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AT&T/Time Warner Merger Approval Will Spur Vertical Mergers in Health Care

Tuesday’s decision by Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia categorically approving the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, without imposing any conditions or limitations and rejecting granting a stay for appeal purposes, will, unless blocked if there is an appeal, open the way for a series of pending vertical merger deals.

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Welcome WCAG 2.1 – Website Accessibility Guidelines Have Been Refreshed

Our colleague  at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Hospitality Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to our readers in the financial services industry: “The Generally Prevailing Website Accessibility Guidelines Have Been Refreshed – It’s Time to Officially Welcome WCAG 2.1.”

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