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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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Hicksons Consultant, Derek Luxford, article featured in Maritime Risk International

Prosecutions of environmental offenders under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal (“the Convention”) are rare.  An Australian court recently threw out a prosecution against an Australian exporter of scrap lithium ion batteries from Australia to Belgium on the basis that the prosecution had failed to lead any evidence that the batteries constituted “hazardous waste” within the meaning of that term under the Australian Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 which incorporates the Convention and the related OECD decision (“the Decision”) into Australian domestic law.
  • 26 Nov 2019

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Partner, Dr Tim Channon interviewed by the Daily Telegraph in relation to the District Court

Partner, Dr Tim Channon, was recently interviewed by the Daily Telegraph in relation to if the District Court had jurisdiction to hear commercial cases over the past 20 years.
  • 6 Nov 2018

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Further Thoughts on the District Court’s power to determine “Commercial” Matters

There has been a further Supreme Court decision regarding the legislative anomaly which has created great uncertainty over the power of the District Court to determine “Commercial” matters. 
  • 15 Oct 2018

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Marine Insurance Act Under Review - Hicksons Maritime law specialist Derek Luxford on ANZIIF

The Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) has drafted a bill to significantly amend the Commonwealth Marine Insurance Act 1909 (MIA).
  • 15 Jun 2018

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Update on the 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Foreign Investment Review Board

On 8 May 2018, the Foreign Investment Review Board presented their 2016-2017 annual report to the Treasurer.
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Hicksons Partner, Sarah Jones, featured in Australian Mining discussing drug and alcohol testing and policies

Sarah Jones of Hicksons Lawyers discusses a recent case citing the importance of a transparent drug and alcohol policy, as well as the importance of sticking to it.
  • 14 Feb 2018

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Avoid turning disagreement into disaster - Hicksons article featured in Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 2017

If you and a business partner fall out, the result can be a personal and financial catastrophe. Stay on the right track with forward planning and expert help. Read the full article here. 

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