Talking Tax – Issue 169

Foreign income tax offsets on exempt income?

The Federal Court of Australia Full Court in the case of Burton v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCAFC 141 rejected the taxpayer’s appeal in relation to an earlier Federal Court decision to deny the taxpayer claiming the full foreign Income Tax Offset (FITO) available under section 770-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (ITAA 1997).

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Public Law – Issue Five

In this edition of our newsletter for the public sector, you’ll find updates on a NSW council corruption inquiry and a landmark High Court ruling on Twitter free speech case, an interview with Daniel Simms from the City of Wanneroo and meet Partner Alison Baker, among other interesting articles.

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Back to Business: Five Developments Impacting Health Care Employers

As summer winds down, the challenges impacting health care employers in 2019 continue to heat up. These challenges include ongoing developments regarding marijuana legalization, employee resistance to vaccination mandates, workplace violence prevention, state health insurance mandates, and more. In this issue of Take 5, we address these key developments and provide recommendations for action.

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58 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named Best Lawyers for 2020

Lewis Rice is pleased to announce that 58 attorneys have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America® annual list. We would also like to recognize John M. Hessel, Matthew J. Madsen, Barry A. Short, and Richard B. Walsh, Jr. for being honored as Best Lawyers’“Lawyer of the Year” for 2020.

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Howard & Howard Expands Business Litigation Practice

Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Kory Steen to the firm. He will practice out of the Royal Oak office.

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Technology has Changed How We Build Relationships. Lawyers, are you Ready?

We know and are comfortable with the idea that the legal industry is a business of relationships. Lawyers do good work, their clients talk about it (hopefully) and that brings them other clients. That’s the basic principle behind the standard “word of mouth” reputation.

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RSS welcomes Béatrice D’Anjou in its Insurance Law Practice Group

RSS is pleased to announce that Béatrice D’Anjou, who just finished her articling period, is joining our Insurance Law Practice Group as a lawyer.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 29

Funds and financial products

ASIC approves AFCA rule change enabling the naming of firms

On 26 August, ASIC stated it approved changes to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) Rules to allow the scheme to name financial firms in published determinations. The approval was given under section 1052D of the Corporations Act, which enables ASIC to approve a material change to the AFCA scheme on the request of AFCA.

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Attorney Michael D. Gifford Elected President of Peoria County Bar Association

Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Michael D. Gifford has been elected president of the Peoria County Bar Association. After previously serving as chair of several committees, board member, treasurer, and president-elect, he will hold this position from July 1, 2019 through July 1, 2020.

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