We are currently acting to defend a client who is being sued by notorious share market raider David Tweed through his company Direct Share Purchasing Corporation.
Mr Tweed’s modus operandii is to require company’s to provide a list of their share registry, which under present laws they are required to provide. He then mails out low-ball offers to purchase shareholders’ shares or units at around 50% of their market value. Usually a fraction of the offerees will accept and Mr Tweed will make an immediate 50% profit by his acquisition.
New national Work Health and Safety laws commenced on 1 January 2012 although Victoria has not yet adopted it but is expected to do so with modifications. All employers must be aware of these significant changes and ensure that all policies and procedures comply with the new laws and that duty holders are aware of their individual obligations.
Key changes include:
Construction of the Macarthur Wind Farm and Tarrone Gas Station / Pipeline is underway which means the compulsory acqusition of land is well progressed. For information and advice, contact compulsory acquisition lawyers at Aitken Partners.
Now is the time of year that most people make commitments to themselves as to what they want to achieve in 2012. Make one of those resolutions to get your affairs in order. Do you know what will happen to your assets when you die? Will your family be able to support themselves? Will the people you want to have your assets actually receive them?
- Compulsory acquisitions at Walker and Thomas Streets, Dandenong, have caused loss to businesses and individuals alike.
A panel hearing is scheduled for 6, 7 and 8 February 2012 with regards to the Yan Yean Road Duplication.
The determination of the panel will influence the future plans of the project.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to telephone us to discuss.
With Christmas and end of year parties commencing, it is time to remind employees about their obligations concerning sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying and the expectations of them as to their behaviour at social functions.
Employers liable for acts of employees
Michael Dunn, town planner and resident of Yan Yean Road, arranged a meeting at the Plenty Hall on Wednesday 26 October 2011. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss expert reports in relation to the duplication of Yan Yean Road. Additional funds were sought to pay for the required experts and representation at the upcoming panel hearing.
When landholders ask whether they should sell their property before it is compulsorily acquired, the answer is usually no!
Nevertheless, some people need to sell. If you must do so, then it is imperative that you speak with a compulsory acquisition lawyer at least 2 months prior to sale.
Aitken Partners' head of employment law, Stephen Curtain, was interviewed on Today Tonight discussing discrimination laws with regards to television shows.
Today Tonight’s summary makes interesting reading and viewing »
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