Super Audits joins IR as the exclusive Audit & Assurance Services Member in Australia

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Anthony William Boys of Super Audits. Anthony has joined IR as our exclusive Audit & Assurance Services Member in Australia. Tony is highly motivated to achieve practical and pragmatic outcomes for all auditing clients, without compromising the integrity or independence of […]

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Lichaa v Boutros 2021 NSWCA 322

FACTS The case of Lichaa v Boutros [2021] NSWCA 322 involved a dispute between a home owner (Ms Lichaa) and a builder (Mr Boutros), who was brought on to expand a family home. In November of 2015, before construction was completed, several disputes occurred, causing Ms Lichaa to repudiate the contract by preventing Mr Boutros […]

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Austral Asia Regional Meeting

The sub-regional meeting for the IRG Australasia was held on the 24th of March.  While we had hoped to hold an in person meeting, still the restrictions of Covid resulted in heading back to the ZOOM Room for an exchange of ideas, and updates for how our members were managing. Firstly new members, Schon Condon […]

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Retail Leases Act – the provisions you need to know

No doubt many retail tenants and landlords have had cause to revisit the terms of their lease over the recent past, given the nightmare that has been created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic! You can read our article(s) relating to the COVID-19 rent relief provisions here. However, when reviewing lease terms, retail landlords and tenants must […]

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International Commercial Arbitration: Arbitrators’ discretion or breach of natural justice principle?

How much discretion do arbitrators actually have in international commercial arbitrations? The answer to this question depends on a number of factors depending on where the arbitration is being conducted and under which rules. However, the “natural justice” principle is applicable in most arbitrations and requires parties to be afforded procedural fairness by imposing some […]

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Signing documents in the modern era

Temporary measures were introduced in response to COVID to allow companies to sign documents electronically and enable them to operate as close to business as usual as possible. The Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 (Bill) makes these temporary measures permanent and became law on 22 February 2022. The Bill also brings a few other perks and updates […]

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NSW’s landmark Modern Slavery Act and what it means for NSW Government Bodies and Local Councils

Modern slavery is closer than you might think The Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index estimates that 15,000 people in Australia[1] (and 40 million people globally[2]) are living in modern slavery. In the last complete year of records, the Australian Federal Police received 224 reports of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like offences. One of those reports […]

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Kings Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys joins IR as the exclusive IP – Patents member in Australia

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Clinton Priddle of Kings Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys. Clinton has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Patents member in Australia. Kings Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys (“Kings”) is an independent firm based in Brisbane, Australia.  Kings is owned solely […]

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