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Committed to our clients, colleagues & community - operating in a COVID-19 environment

Hicksons’ response to the pandemic is as a result of decisive leadership, strong infrastructure and a collaborative culture.
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Hicksons acknowledges the significant contribution of John Markos

After a highly successful and exciting career, it is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of John Markos, our long time managing partner who stepped down from that role on 31 December 2019. Whilst we are saddened to see John leave we acknowledge and celebrate the significant contribution John has made to the firm as well as his enduring legacy – a firm very proud of its place in the Australian legal landscape that has energetically supported its staff, clients and the community. 
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Hicksons promotes 9 lawyers as growth continues

Hicksons is delighted to announce the promotion of nine of its lawyers into senior leadership positions, with four of these at partner level.
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How will the Annual Wage Review impact your business?

The Fair Work Commission has recently handed down its decision on the Annual Wage Review 2019–20. The national minimum wage will increase by 1.75%.
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Major change for NSW developers in relation to serious building defects

The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) passed swiftly through the NSW Parliament and was assented to on 10 June 2020.  This is part of the government’s response on buildings that may have serious defects, including non-complaint cladding or buildings with Mascot Towers type issues.  
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NSW nominations open on 15 June for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

Hicksons Partner and Registered Migration Agent, Najeh Marhaba, has welcomed the announcement of the opening of NSW nominations for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491). This visa is for up to 5 years and provides a pathway to permanent residency.
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Dangerous Recreational Activity

The treacherous path involved abseiling 10m down a sheer rock face and walking barefoot on wet rugged terrain and tidal rocks. While walking across a 30cm rock platform with a 4m drop, Ms Nihil slipped and fell. She was air-lifted to Royal North Shore Hospital having suffered injuries to her toes, feet and heels. After 3 months in a wheelchair, she was fortunately able to ambulate once again but continued to suffer ongoing impairment which she said brought her modelling career to a premature end.
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Amendment to the Corporations Act - technology use

The law now allows technology use for company meetings and execution of documents. This change was made in response to the social distancing and health requirements amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Hicksons Appoints New Property Partner

Highly regarded in her field, Rebecca joins the Property, Planning and Construction team and will be integral in shaping and positioning our property practice, whilst continuing to provide sustainable value for our clients in meeting their strategic objectives. She brings with her a wealth of experience across technology and innovation, which will drive efficiencies through automation and precedent management.
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Hicksons COVID-19 Update - May 2020

To ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff, clients and visitors, Hicksons continues to apply, and as required introduce new, specific measures to assist in managing issues being encountered by the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. 
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New laws in flight to combat the rise of the phoenix

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 (Cth) is in full flight, which has put in place key changes aimed at enhancing disruption of phoenix activity and powers to prosecute directors and other professional advisors who engage in or facilitate phoenix activity.  
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Hicksons Lawyers recognised in 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia

Hicksons is delighted to announce 15 of our lawyers have been acknowledged in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia.
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Hicksons Consultant, Derek Luxford, article featured in The Daily Cargo News

The Australian courts are no strangers to prosecutions for offences by parties in international shipping and trade, but sometimes criminal prosecutions in this sector fail, writes Derek Luxford.
  • 23 Apr 2020

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The uncertainty surrounding the term long term casual causes a cash flow crisis for thousands of businesses weighing up the JobKeeper scheme

The whole question of whom is a casual employee in Australia is in a state of confusion.   Ever since the Full Court of Federal Court in 2018 decided to fundamentally change the pragmatic approach of the Fair Work Commission, essentially finding that any casual employee with a reasonable expectation of on-going employment is really a permanent employee, the law on this issue has been in state of confusion.  
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COVID-19 National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct (Commercial and Retail Leases) - Bulletin 1

We all know, the recent spread of COVID-19 in Australia has brought unprecedented and complex challenges to commercial and retail Landlords. This rapidly evolving crisis has caused considerable stress to Landlords, particularly with regards to corresponding with and responding to tenants in financial hardship due to the crisis, as well as dealing with their own financial considerations.

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