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ESG Litigation: a case of Active Greenwashing

The recent decision of the in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v LGSS Pty Ltd [2024] FCA 587 (LGSS) provides an example of successful regulatory enforcement action against greenwashing and contains valuable …

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Trusts & the Doctrine of Merger: Can a trust exist where the sole beneficiary and sole trustee of a trust are the same person?

In Adamstoun Holdings Pty Ltd v Brogue Tableau Pty Ltd (‘Adamstoun’), the Western Australian Court of Appeal considered the rationale for the extinguishment of a trust where a sole beneficiary becomes the …

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Bennett sponsors Notre Dame Law Students’ Society (NDLSS) Senior Moot Grand Final

On Monday 22 April 2024, Bennett sponsored the Notre Dame Law Students’ Society (NDLSS) Senior Moot Grand Final competition. The Senior Mooting Competition is one of the most well-known and prestigious competitions …

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Bennett’s Baristas and Solicitors – Fostering Connections and Community

On 23 February 2024,  Bennett Solicitors hosted another series of our renowned event, “Baristas and Solicitors.” This unique gathering provided a refreshing environment, offering our younger lawyers an informal platform to forge …

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Bennett hosts an Audience with Michael Klim OAM

In March 2024, Bennett – Litigation and Commercial Law had the privilege of hosting Michael Klim OAM, one of Australia’s great swimming heroes. Michael is a 2-time Olympic gold medallist, 5-time Commonwealth …

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Bennett hosts modern digital warfare – what can we learn from the past?

The first Briefing event for Bennett saw clients and colleagues gather at Bennett’s boardroom for an captivating discussion led by Tom Jreige, former CEO of Adisyn and moderated by Principal Thaw Thaw …

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Official unveiling of our new artwork Ngurra

The first event of the year for Bennett was held on January 11th, where colleagues and clients welcomed to our offices overlooking the Swan River special guests and staff for the official …

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New rules for extra-territorial jurisdiction in Western Australia

The rules regarding service outside the jurisdiction are about to change for the Supreme Court of Western Australia. In a March notice to practitioners, the Chief Justice informed the profession that the …

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Same Job, same pay (closing the labour hire loophole)

The first application seeking a regulated labour hire arrangement order has been lodged in Queensland. If granted it will require a labour hire company to extend the benefits of the host employer’s …

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Questioning the impending changes to “casual” employment

The casual employee landscape is about to change. In response to the phenomenon of “casualisation”, the Federal Government has introduced legislation with the aim of better protecting casual employees. This article takes …

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