s57 DBCA – Stay of Proceedings?

Section 57 of the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic) causes relocation of cases to VCAT. A recent case challenges that application. On 29 October 2021, the County Court of Victoria made a significant decision in the case of Uber Builders and Developers Pty Ltd v MIFA Pty Ltd. This decision addressed the ongoing issue of pandemic-induced […]

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Anti-Vaxxers and Employment Termination

The Position in Australia The Challenge for Businesses The emergence of COVID-19 provided many challenges for businesses including the rise of costs and increase in labour shortages. If it wasn’t already hard enough, further challenges were presented on the legal front – in particular lawfully terminating employees regarding vaccination status and retuning to the workplace.  […]

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Unfair Dismissal Continues in Victoria

Post COVID-19 Lockdown, we see the number of unfair dismissal claims increase. The FWC’s annual report revealed a 40% sudden increase in the number of unfair dismissal applications it dealt with during the height of the pandemic between March and June last year. A similar pattern to the fallout from the global financial crisis, and […]

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s121 Family Law Act

I am going through a Divorce; can I share information with my family and friends for support? Getting a divorce, division of assets and parenting orders can be a long and emotional process and people do seek to share their feelings with friends and family members. Although sharing can help you alleviate some of the […]

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Becoming a Franchise

Are you considering becoming a franchise? Making the transition to a company that is a franchise requires thoughtful consideration. There are benefits to growing your business by becoming a franchisor, however, these should outweigh the costs and regulatory compliance of being a franchise. Cogent Legal can assist you in navigating the complexity and requirements under […]

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