250 million Indian farmers protest agricultural reforms

India is currently witnessing one of the world’s largest planned strikes in human history. Protestors are agitating against new farming laws that would deregulate crop prices and leave farmers vulnerable to large corporations. The protests involve around 250 million people, with many more standing in solidarity with Indian farmers globally. On Tuesday, India’s highest court… Continue reading 250 million Indian farmers protest agricultural reforms

Thousands of businesses possibly entitled to COVID-19 related insurance payouts

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Thousands of businesses may be entitled to insurance payments after the NSW Court of Appeal held that COVID-19 related losses are not excluded under certain insurance policies’ business interruption clauses. The NSW Court of Appeal’s decision on Wednesday involved insurer HDI and one of its businesses, however the findings have widespread implications for other insurers… Continue reading Thousands of businesses possibly entitled to COVID-19 related insurance payouts

Legal battle between Epic Games and Apple reaches Australian courts

Epic Games, the maker of one of the world’s most popular video games Fortnite, has brought its legal fight against Apple to Australian shores. Epic Games and Apple first became embroiled in a lawsuit in a US District Court on 13 August 2020. The claim filed in Australia’s Federal Court today concerns the same issue… Continue reading Legal battle between Epic Games and Apple reaches Australian courts

Video conferencing available for legal document witnessing

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Video conferencing technology will continue to be used to witness legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney and statutory declarations. Witnessing via audio-visual link (AVL) can be done through technology such as Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime and Zoom. The witness must watch a person signing the legal document in real time through AVL. They then… Continue reading Video conferencing available for legal document witnessing

Legal startup Immediation works with VCAT to move disputes online

Founder and Managing Director of Immediation, Laura Keily

Australian online dispute resolution platform, Immediation, has recently announced a new arrangement with the nation’s busiest tribunal, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). The news comes less than two months after winning an arrangement with Australia’s top courts: The Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court. The… Continue reading Legal startup Immediation works with VCAT to move disputes online

Let’s talk: The legal support your business needs

Running a business of course comes with legal responsibility, but knowing what’s required and how to comply with law can be difficult, particularly for many smaller businesses that don’t have the resources, budget or in-house team for legal support. The coronavirus pandemic has emphasised how hard it can be for businesses to navigate legal changes… Continue reading Let’s talk: The legal support your business needs