Topical Issues

/Topical Issues

Call Our Hotline

08 9221 2339
Book Online

Registering and Opposing a Trade Mark

When contemplating registering a Trade Mark, it is important to take into account how registerable the Trade Mark is and the likelihood of the mark being opposed. […]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Claims in the WA Magistrates Court – Awarding of Legal Costs

“Legal costs” or “costs” are phrases generally used in a legal sense to refer to the professional fees and disbursements charged by a law firm for the provision of legal services. Legal costs and the ability to recover them or be liable to pay another party’s legal costs are an important consideration when contemplating litigation. […]

By | July 27th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

The Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 – CATSI

What is CATSI? Why was it legislated? The Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI) commenced on 1 July 2007. It replaced the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 (Cth) (ACA Act). […]

By | July 6th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Are you a NFP or Charity?

I have recently had the pleasure of advising a small not-for-profit organisation (a NFP) in relation to their tax status.  Most people understand the term “not for profit” in the colloquial sense of being concerned with charitable activity. […]

By | June 23rd, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Criminal Law – A minefield of technicalities

When working in criminal law, especially in relation to sensitive subjects such as sexual offences and murder, we are often asked to advise clients whether to plead guilty or not guilty to certain offences. […]

By | June 18th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Strategic Plan – Do you have one? And why you can’t afford not to!

Developing a strategic direction and plan for your business should be a creative and inspiring time, beginning with the compilation of a vivid and rich Vision Statement. […]

By | June 16th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Two landmark cases

Two recent sexual harassment cases in the Federal Court send important warnings to employers on the importance of having robust policies and procedures in place to help manage the risks arising from inappropriate workplace behaviour. […]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Trade Marks – An Introduction

A Trade Mark is a sign used to distinguish goods and services provided in the course of trade by a person, from goods or services so provided by another person. […]

By | May 27th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

The Corporate Governance Myth

In trying to reconcile the true value of governance in any organisation, the rhetoric of the highly publicised “governance” references in the media really provide very little practical assistance to an organisation. […]

By | May 25th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Pursuing an Inter-state Debt

At Havilah Legal we undertake significant debt recovery litigation in each of the Australian states and territories. Before commencing any claims, we must be satisfied that the claim has been brought in the correct state’s jurisdiction. […]

By | May 20th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments