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Governance and the Russian Athletics Drug Scandal

We seem to be constantly hearing stories about national and international sporting bodies under fire after allegations of cheating or corruption. […]

By | November 11th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

AGM Ready

In this article Bruce Havilah outlines a checklist of the specifics that your committee (or board) might want to consider when it comes to your organisation’s succession in electing new office holders. […]

By | October 19th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Copyright – The Basics

Copyright protection automatically arises from the time the work is created and continues to operate for 70 years after the death of the creator. Material that can be protected by copyright is protected as soon as it is created. This provides the Copyright owner with exclusive rights over the material they have created/produced.. […]

By | October 19th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Summary Judgment – Availability and Use

This article discusses the availability and utility of the summary judgment procedure in civil litigation. […]

By | October 13th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

The Legalities of Leaving your Tattoos to Loved Ones in your Will

Tattoos: They Really Are Permanent Recently the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art has announced that, for a small fee they will preserve your body ink after you die, serving it up as a memento for your nearest and dearest by preserving your tattoed skin in a frame. […]

By | October 13th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

2015 RSL President’s Breakfast with Guest Speaker James McMahon DSC, DCM

We are once again proud to be supporting the Returned and Services League Annual President’s Breakfast. […]

By | September 7th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

The Power of Members in a Company Limited by Guarantee

In the not-for-profit sector there are a number of common legal structures that are employed. Depending on the structure adopted the regulations and legal controls applicable will vary: […]

By | September 1st, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Associations Incorporation Bill 2014 (WA) – Summary

On 11 September 2014, the Associations Incorporation Bill 2014 (WA) was introduced into the Western Australian Parliament. The proposed legislation is currently making its way through the Parliament and is likely to shortly be enacted to replace the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 (WA). […]

By | August 24th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

The Boundary between Accounting and Legal Advice

The boundary between accounting and legal advice is a somewhat grey area recently considered by Havilah Legal at a seminar event held for Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand members. […]

By | August 4th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Issues in Employment Contracts

One of the important aspects of business that employment law reflects is the enforceability of employment terms that you include in employment contracts. […]

By | August 4th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments