Catching up with friends at IR Global

“ Had a great catch up with friends at IR Global, thanks to the sponsorship and great hosting by Isabella Bertani as part of our on-line series of meetings.   It was a great exchange of what is happening in our jurisdictions, as well as an education on fine wines, with a display of enviable labels […]

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IR Global Practice Management Year End 2020 – What Now?

In the sad absence of having seen you all in person for our usual round tables, it seems appropriate to now offer some positives from the past year, (yes, there were some), and some pointers for 2021. As with all such varied groups, the relevance of ideas will also vary a great deal, but our […]

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IR Global Australasian Group Virtual Meeting

The Australasian Group held their Virtual Meeting today, celebrating the first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.  Fifteen attendees were present, with Ross Koffel of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers chairing the meeting; and Mark Copeland of Mark Copeland Lawyers arranging the guest speaker, Simon Tupman, as well as preparing and circulating the days’ agenda. […]

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In Breakdown of a Relationship Get Advice as to your Personal Position Before You Proceed

If you are in a marriage or de-facto relationship that is now untenable and you feel that enough is enough, please ensure you seek sound legal advice as soon as possible, ideally before ‘making the break’ , but in any event to ensure you are empowered with as much information as possible regarding your legal […]

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Making Employment Decisions Under Pressure and on the Fly – Consider the Consequences Carefully

The current pandemic of Covid-19 has caused both Government and Business to respond swiftly to the crisis in a multitude of ways. Just as the need of having to adapt quickly is paramount, knee-jerk responses are still to be avoided when making employment decisions. Many businesses have had to put staff off, or in some […]

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Shock Of The New:

What is the Impact of the Gig Economy on the Traditional Workplace?

Whenever the gig economy comes up in conversation, app-based technology companies such as Uber usually get a mention as the emerging business models for ‘gig’ workers. And while these new […]

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Fight Against Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Another Leader Stands Up to be Counted in the Fight Against Institutional Child Sexual Abuse In alignment with the fight against institutional child sexual abuse, it was noted in The Age newspaper on 20 June 2020 in an article by Journalist Simone Fox Koob, that the former Australian Idol winner, Natalie Gauci has commenced a Civil Claim in […]

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Equestrian Jump Fall

Heeding teen’s horrific equestrian jump fall ‘could have saved Olivia and Caitlyn’s lives’ The family of Olympic equestrian hopeful Chelsea Higgins realised just how lucky she had been when they heard about the falls that killed two of the promising young riders she had competed against. Her mother Kerry Higgins yesterday revealed that she believed […]

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Brother Neil Richards

Former Christian Brother, Brother Desmond Eric “Neil” Richards, commonly known as Brother Neil Richards or Brother Neil, abused his trusted position as a Brother, teacher and principal and committed shocking crimes against children over a 20-year period from the 1960s to 1980s. Decades later he has finally been brought to justice for various crimes as […]

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We’re back!

The IR Global Practice Management Committee is alive and well, and on the job to provide what we hope are some useful strategies for our fellow members.  It is the one area that seems to resonate with all, and in the present Covid 19 circumstances, may be the most important area we deal with all […]

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What we are doing at Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, Sydney, to stay connected

During the new normal, at Koffels we are still pushing our message out.  Ross has been working with our in-house team to do a few short video messages to enhance our profile, and get our message out to what is an increasingly on-line client base.  Certainly, a law office takes on a new persona when […]

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