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Toughing Up on Workplace Bullies

1 January 2014 marks the start of new workplace bullying laws. The Fair Work Amendment Act 2013, came into effect at the beginning of the year, following a 2013 report from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and … Continue reading

Benwerren

Hutchinson Legal had the pleasure of visiting Benwerren, a women’s retreat which helps provide support for women with children in need of short term accommodation. It is a peaceful environment where women can come and take time out whilst being … Continue reading

Earthquakes & Insurance Policies

Victorians may not be accustomed to earthquakes that spark international attention but they have experienced several earthquakes in the past few years and Victorian home and business owners have not been immune to their effects. Even when considered to be … Continue reading

LIV Fun Run/Walk

On Monday 11th November, five members of the Hutchinson Legal team participated in the Law Institute Victoria Fun Run/Walk. The event is a fundraiser for the Wellbeing and the Law Foundation. Participating in both the run and the walk, the … Continue reading

Knock On

Deregulation is a facet of Western competition policy, directed on the one hand at empowering market efficiency whilst simultaneously granting the consumer both a voice and a freedom of choice. Telcos, pay tv providers and the news media have all … Continue reading

Listen in on Wednesday 13th November to hear ‘Law on the Air’

On the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30am the program ‘Law on the Air’ can be heard on 98.1 Eastern FM. The program is a relaxed chat show which deals with legal issues which may otherwise go unaddressed and … Continue reading

MBSC Sponsorship 2013

Hutchinson Legal proudly sponsored the Mooroolbark Baptist Soccer Club again this year for their 2013 season. Our Con Nottas presented the Steve Curran Award (Clubman) at their recent presentation/awards night. We’d like to congratulate all the players and coaches involved … Continue reading

The Ticking Time Bomb of Unregistered Interests

How the way we think about ownership is rapidly changing It’s a relatively straight forward scenario: an owner, a bank and a lessee. But in a recent landmark case, the NSW Supreme Court found that none of the above held … Continue reading

Incorporated Associations Transitional Period Ending

For Incorporated Associations that have not yet adopted the new model rules but intend to do so, the fee-free window is rapidly drawing to a close! The fee for adopting model rules has been waived (where there are no changes … Continue reading

Job Worries

In uncertain times, many people start to become concerned about the stability of their jobs, not knowing when or for what reasons their employment might be terminated. Others knowingly put up with wrong treatment simply to try to keep their … Continue reading