What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), and are they worth it?

A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is essentially a confidentiality agreement; a legal document to protect confidential and commercially sensitive information being shared between two or more parties.  As a business owner or manager, many of your important commercial relationships, whether they’re with creditors, suppliers, investors, or customers, could be affected by the sharing of important...

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Anticompetitive Agreements – the basics for Australian businesses

If you are in the business of manufacturing, producing or the distribution of goods and services then competition law applies to you. So, what is competition law? Competition law fundamentally promotes and seeks to maintain competition within the marketplace by preventing anti-competitive behaviour by organisations. Competition law provisions are found in Part IV of the Competition and Consumer...

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NewLaw is About… Being Client-Centric

There isn’t a single industry that isn’t working towards developing better engagement and relationships with its customers or clients. A quick look at Google Trends for ‘customer centricity’ search terms shows us that while Australia has been steadily searching for information on this topic for many years, we are still behind many other countries that have been far more...

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Everything you need to know about the COVIDSafe mobile app

The Australian Government recently launched the COVIDSafe app as part of its measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Intended to assist health authorities with ‘contact tracing’ – identifying the spread of an infection by person with a view to quickly containing it by identifying who they have been in contact with while contagious. Despite not being mandatory, The app has already been...

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Proactive vs. Reactive Legal

Help! I need a lawyer. Proactive vs. Reactive legal Surprisingly, many businesses still resist taking proactive legal measures. Most companies implement a range of preventative measures in other areas to reduce their exposure to various business risks. Why should legal matters be any different? Reacting ‘after the fact’ to legal issues can end up being time consuming and costly, and cause...

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COVID-19: OAIC publishes privacy guidance for the pandemic

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has now published some guidance to assist organisations manage compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is particularly relevant for private sector health service providers.   The OAIC and state and territory privacy regulators have created a National COVID-19 Privacy Team to respond...

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COVID-19: Changes to the Corporations Act provide temporary relief

The Federal Government has announced a series of amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) as a result of COVID-19 in order to provide temporary relief to otherwise viable companies who suddenly find themselves facing financial distress. These amendments, which were passed on 23 March 2020, including a safe harbour from insolvent trading liabilities for companies in...

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Competition law: Does it apply to me?

Competition benefits everyone; businesses, consumers and the global economy as a whole. It encourages businesses to compete for customers and to innovate to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Through competition, consumers (both individuals and businesses) benefit from cheaper prices, greater choice, and better quality products and services. In order for competition to be...

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The NewLaw movement in Australia: Happy Lawyer, Happy Client

What is NewLaw? ‘NewLaw’ is no longer just a buzz word. It’s a much-needed, radical cultural shift away from the constraints of traditional ‘BigLaw’ as it becomes increasingly out of touch with clients’ needs. Traditional firms face increasing competition from these agile young firms, and with good reason. NewLaw firms are committed to greater transparency regarding their processes and service...

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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the Serious Costs of Getting Privacy Wrong

It’s a company’s public relations nightmare. On Sunday, 19 March 2018, The New York Times and The Guardian reported that a political data firm, Cambridge Analytica, had harvested the data of more than 80 million Facebook users for the benefit of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign. The fallout from the resulting media frenzy was disastrous for Facebook. The company’s stock had...

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