Legal Updates

Understanding workplace laws during COVID-19 pandemic is critical to avoid future legal headaches

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates globally, businesses are forced to make tough choices regarding staffing, scaling back operations or shutting down due to government orders. Workplace laws governing employer’s obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic are largely unprecedented and changing rapidly. Whether employers can make decisions such as standing down employees without pay is fact dependent…

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The King and Li-ability as an “Officer” of a Company

In March 2020, the High Court unanimously overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) which held that an individual who acted as “the overall boss” and assumed “overall responsibility” of a group of companies was not an “officer” of a company for the purposes of…

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Recommended in Employment Law in South Australia for 2020

Lynch Meyer Lawyers are pleased to be Recommended in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading South Australian Employment Law Firm (Employer Representation) for 2020. Further, Partner Sonia Bolzon has been Recommended in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Employment Lawyer (Employer Representation) in South Australia for 2020. Doyle’s Guide listings are identified by the state’s employment law solicitors who…

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Consecutive, prominent listings in Doyle’s Guide for our construction team

Lynch Meyer Lawyers’ construction team have today received a number of prominent and consecutive listings in Doyle’s Guide. The firm has once again been recognised as one of two First Tier Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Law Firms in South Australia for 2020.  We have also been recognised as a Second Tier Leading Front End…

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Corporate and Commercial Partner

Lynch Meyer is a leading Adelaide commercial law firm offering a full range of corporate and commercial services for small-to-medium enterprises, large corporations and not-for-profit organisations. An exciting opportunity exists for a Partner to join our expanding Corporate and Commercial practice. About the Role The role is wide-ranging with a focus on: Corporate and commercial law. Sales,…

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HO HO HO with NO NO NO claims

As the holidays approach, we take this opportunity to remind employers to familiarise themselves with their workplace policies and to be mindful of their obligations.  Employers should be aware that an employee’s conduct can extend beyond the traditional workplace to the Christmas show and social media activity. We recommend that employers implement the following: Remind…

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Valid Signing of Legal Documents – Electronic Signatures

In this age of electronic communications and documents, we are often asked to advise on how a legal document can be signed validly. There have been a series of cases involving Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, which has sought to recover loans to investors in failed Great Southern Group investment schemes.  One of these cases is…

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Problems facing unlicensed builders and suing in quantum meruit

The 2018 Adelaide Magistrates’ Court decision of Marisha Nominees Pty Ltd & Anor v Daw [2018] SAMC 12 (Daw) (upheld on appeal to the Supreme Court: Marisha Nominees Pty Ltd & Anor v Daw [2019] SASC 77) illustrates the importance of builders being appropriately licenced under the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (SA) (BWCA), and…

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Alice Carter promoted to the firm’s Partnership

Lynch Meyer Lawyers is pleased to announce the promotion of Alice Carter to the firm’s partnership. Alice started her career at Lynch Meyer as a Law Graduate and has a passion for delivering outstanding legal outcomes for our clients. Alice’s promotion to the firm’s partnership recognises her outstanding skill set in the credit management, debt…

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