What are your rights if you find gold in your backyard? Does the old adage “finders, keepers” apply? Find out who the law states owns the right to any discovered gold or other minerals or gemstones in Australia.
Australian consumer law protects consumers from being misled or deceived about the goods and services they buy. It is important that businesses are aware of these laws and that they ensure the messages they communicate to customers about their products and services through advertising are accurate and honest.
The Queensland Court of Appeal has clarified the requirements under the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) for code assessable developments in the recent case of Brisbane City Council v. Klinkert.
The Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (Qld) commenced on 29 March 2019 and contains provisions relating to paper certificates of title, surrendering a lease, registering personal representatives and caveats.
The new Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic) came into effect on 1 March 2019 and contains provisions relating to oaths, affirmations, affidavits and statutory declarations.
On 15 January 2019, the European Union Intellectual Property Office revoked McDonald’s exclusive right to the trade mark ‘Big Mac’ in Europe. The recent ruling suggests that trade mark disputes must meet evidentiary standards to show the genuine use of trade marks.
The Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR) is an online national register where individuals and businesses can register security interests over personal property. However, care must be taken to ensure an effective PPSR registration.
An overview of the criminal prosecution of steroids and other Schedule 1 drugs in Queensland and an examination of the recent cases R v Stamatov and R v Roach.
On 3 October 2018, luxury chocolate restaurant Max Brenner announced that it had placed itself into voluntary administration, citing escalating costs and a competitive retail trade for the collapse. Will a restructure be enough to save the much-loved chocolate haven?
The Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (Cth) changes the date on which legal documents sent by post are presumed to have been received.