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Keeping it fair in the workplace
Published in the Newcastle Herald 27 November 2018
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has made it clear in its decisions on unfair dismissals that there are two main considerations: whether there was a valid reason for termination or not; and whether procedural fairness was provided.
Termination case puts focus on social media
Published in the Newcastle Herald 17 September 2018
There has been much debate about the sacking of Ms Angela Williamson, a former Public Policy and Government Relations Manager of Cricket Australia, for expressing a personal political opinion.
Watch out for social media pitfalls
Published in the Newcastle Herald 13 August 2018
A recent decision has given us significant reason to revisit our liability as users of social media platforms, including comments made by others on our posts.
e-conveyancing - should we or shouldn't we?
Published in the Newcastle Herald 9 July 2018
The recent cyber-attack on a conveyancing firm’s email system serves as a timely reminder that firms must adopt an integrated approach to fraud detection and prevention on a practitioner level.
Changes to GST in residential land sales
Published in the Newcastle Herald 5 June 2018
Effective July 1, 2018, there will be changes to the GST legislation and the way residential land including land subdivision transactions occur.
Guide to Testamentary Capacity
Published in the Newcastle Herald 1 May 2018
A recent case is a timely reminder of the rules of testamentary capacity with the NSW Court of Appeal dismissing a claim that a dementia patient was suffering an “insane delusion” when she executed her will bequeathing over $1million to her cleaner.

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