ASIC Investigations

ASIC Investigations

What is an ASIC investigation? Why and how are they conducted? The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) investigates and prosecutes breaches of corporate law by corporations, directors and officers. Their work is carried out under the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001. Breaches of corporate law can have some serious consequences for a business and the…

Cybersecurity, Law Firms and You
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Cybersecurity, Law Firms and You

Just like any other business in this day and age, law firms face a new breed of criminal: cyber-based criminals. Cyber-attacks and data breaches have increased over 700% since February last year in Australia. Despite this, companies and employees are more often than not, untrained, uneducated and ill-equipped to deal with such attacks. What are…

‘No Fault’ Divorce

‘No Fault’ Divorce Imagine if your marriage was simply breaking down and you had to actually prove fault or blame to file for divorce from your partner. The reasons for divorce ranged from habitual drunkenness to adultery to insanity, and in many cases, individuals would need to hire private investigators to catch out their partner…

Annulment of Marriage

Annulment of Marriage There are two types of marriage dissolution: divorce and annulment. An annulment is when a judge decides that there was no legal marriage. This means the marriage is considered void by the judge, should never have taken place in the first instance, and the clock is simply turned back to the period…

Family Law: Drug Testing

Drug Testing in Parenting Matters When it comes to dealing with parenting disputes through the Family Court, the best interests of the children involved is always of the highest importance. It’s for this very reason that the Family Court has the power to make parties involved in the proceedings undertake drug testing through independent testing…