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At Lazarus Legal, we’ve been practising law in Australia for over 30 years, so we’ve seen and worked on numerous litigious matters throughout this time. In our experience, most people have little detailed knowledge about what litigation is – until the unfortunate time comes where they either have to initiate proceedings or respond to a claim that has been brought against them.
In this day and age, every business needs a commercial litigation lawyer. And it’s more critical than ever, especially for industries like tech and SAAS. Millions of Australians may have felt a moment of alarm on Monday September 28th 2020 when they found themselves unable to sign into some of the most widely used apps in the world, including Microsoft Office, Teams and the Outlook email service.
Commercial law is an exciting area of law. It can often be referred to as business law or corporate law. It’s essentially focused on the laws and regulations that oversee all activities within commerce and trade. It is focused on all businesses, regardless of their size, nature and industry, as well as the individuals who are involved in the business activities.
“Building back better” has become a global slogan for efforts to recover from the economic shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the case of the construction industry, the phrase has particular resonance. Construction is always one of the industries most affected by economic turmoil, usually one of the first sectors to be wounded but also one of the first to recover.
If you don’t already feel you have the sharpest property lawyers advising you, now is the time to remedy that. Commercial retail is one of the most legally complex industries in Australia and no matter what your plans for the future are, getting the right advice from the start is the only way to safeguard yourself from future litigation. To use an obvious metaphor, you wouldn’t start building a property without laying foundations, and you shouldn’t be building or growing your business without equally sturdy legal support.
You’d be forgiven if you didn’t know that right now is Australian Organic Awareness Month – after all, 2020 has been a rather eventful and distracting year. But if you work in the food and drink sector, it’s a month you should be paying attention to, given just how rapidly the once niche market for organic products is growing. We all know that whenever an industry is rising fast, it usually brings out lawyers, regulators and the danger of increased litigation.
While some countries still debate whether climate change is real, most Australians now accept it as a settled fact, especially after the devastating bush fires at the end of 2019. Even newspapers that have previously resisted the theory, have publicly stated they recognise the problem. So now that we acknowledge the problem, how do we go about solving it?
There are many adjectives you could pin on 2020, but uneventful isn’t one of them. It’s therefore unsurprising that most businesses probably haven’t paid close attention to the controversy over a range of legal reforms that have been simmering away in legal circles since November of last year.
We all know McDonald’s iconic ‘Big Mac’ trademarked burger sold internationally and renowned on the market since 1967, but have you heard of Hungry Jack’s new ‘Big Jack’ burger? Well just recently on the 28 August, McDonald’s, the giants of the fast-food industry have filed documents in court to sue Hungry Jacks for their “substantially identical with or deceptively similar” burger.
Don’t get stung without a music licence in your business. This article reflects on the 2018 ABC New piece regarding a bar in Melbourne that was fined $200K for playing songs without a licence. Get licenced before its too late … Read more>>
Energy drinks have been reasonably quiet in the media for some time now, so it was only a matter of time before they made their way back into the headlines! Find out more…