India v. Badesha, 2017 SCC 44
Monthly Archives: September 2017
Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has advised Generation Healthcare REIT on a $320m medical centre development at Epping in Melbourne’s north. Generation have partnered with large private hospital operator, Healthe Care Australia for the development.
The development will occur in two stages with the refurbishment of the Epping Medical Centre and building a new $250m 360 bed private hospital.
On 25 December 2011, a storm resulted in an inundation of hail and rain which led to pooling under the concrete slab of Ms Guastalegname’s home. As a result of the pooling, there was a heave of the clay soil causing it to expand and raise the concrete slab, subsequently lifting the walls and roof frame of the building, leading to cracking and other damage to the home.
Ms Guastalegname claimed indemnity under her ‘Home Building Insurance’ policy with AAMI for the cost of repairing the damage to her home. AAMI admitted that the storm was an insured event and had caused the inundation which resulted in the heave and the damage of the home. However, indemnity was denied on the grounds that a general exclusion clause in respect of loss or damage “arising from or involving soil movement or settlement” applied. Therefore, the sole issue for the Court to determine was whether the term ‘heave’ fell within the ordinary meaning of ‘soil movement’, and thus, whether the general exclusion clause had application.
Western Australia was the last colony to join the Federation. It is also the only Australian state or territory where secession is still regularly discussed. Does that explain why WA has taken longer than any other jurisdiction to decide on its approach to the harmonised work health and safety (WHS) laws that have been adopted across the nation (other than in Victoria)? Probably not.
The Commonwealth, Queensland, NSW, ACT and NT adopted the harmonised WHS regime on 1 January 2012. South Australia and Tasmania followed suit a year later. Victoria opted out in mid-2012, but WA has been busily prevaricating these past five years.
Judgment: M/s Annapurna Infrastructure Private Limited and Another (“Appellants”) vs. M/s. SORIL Infra Resources Limited (“Respondent”).
Forum: The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (“NCLAT”).
Act/Law: The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IB Code”) and the Arbitration and Conciliation Act (“A&C Act”).
The Supreme Court of Victoria has restrained an IT specialist from being employed by a competitor for a period of four years.1
In June 2016, Mr Palmer sold his 40% stake in the first plaintiff, Southern Cross Computing Pty Ltd, to the second plaintiff, Ingenio Group Pty Ltd.
Commercial activities prove too substantial to satisfy charitable purpose exemption in the Payroll Tax Act 2009 (SA) (Payroll Act 2009)
In South Australian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry Incorporated v Commissioner of State Taxation  SASC 127, the South Australian Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the Taxpayer, agreeing with the Commissioner of State Taxation (Commissioner) that the Taxpayer was not exempt from payroll tax under section 48 of the Payroll Act 2009 (charitable purpose exemption).
How you hire or engage your workers can expose your business to tax and employment risks. The nature of those risks will change over time as your business evolves and the courts move the goalposts as to who or what is an ‘employee’.
Typically, the choice between whether the arrangement is one of employment or contracting. Employment provides and requires employee entitlements to be paid. In contrast contracting offers the worker the chance to be engaged on a contractual basis, usually in an attempt to split their income and/or reduce their tax burden. Engaging on a contracting basis also reduces the financial and compliance burden for the business that engages the contractor.
We are delighted to be rated sixth out of the top ten 2017 legal graduate employers in Ireland by Grad Ireland.
Robert Bourke, our Graduate Recruitment Partner, commented,
“We are delighted to again receive this recognition from Grad Ireland, which in turn compiles its ratings from their student surveys. We thank everyone who took the time to respond to Grad Ireland’s survey.
Our team at HOMS Solicitors are passionate about quality training, mentoring and support for our trainee solicitors and we are continuing to work hard to ensure the HOMS Solicitors experience is one of the best in Ireland. We are committed to increasing our mentoring and training standards through our talent development scheme developing our partners and solicitors in their own professional development and their leadership skills. We are also passionate about health and well-being for our employees and we have a thriving sports scene at HOMS Solicitors.”
Hall & Wilcox part of partnership, finalist for Pro Bono Partnership Award at 2017 Justice Awards for second year
Hall & Wilcox, six other firms and Justice Connect are part of a partnership that has been nominated for the Pro Bono Partnership Award at the 2017 Justice Awards, presented by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW.
Hall & Wilcox has been a member of Justice Connect for a number of years and takes part in the Self-Representation Service in NSW for those who are unrepresented in the Federal Court.