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Smart Contracts: Don’t kill all the lawyers, just yet…

Smart contracts have been dubbed the technology which will bring an end to the legal profession as we know it. This insight discusses what we can expect from smart contracts and why this technology probably won’t lead to the demise of the legal profession.

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Security for costs | UK Deed of Indemnity

In 2016, Piper Alderman achieved a precedent setting decision for Litigation Capital Management which enabled it to provide security for costs by way of a deed of indemnity from a UK insurer: DIF III Global Investments Fund & Anor v BBLP LLC & Ors [2016] VSC 401 (DIF).

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Blockchain Bites: KoreNodes launch, international updates and tax

KoreConX has announced the launch of its KoreNodes, Lithuania, Canada and China update regulation, and resolving crypto tax. Michael Bacina, Tom Skevington, Louisa Xu and Petros Xenos of the Piper Alderman Sydney Blockchain group bring you a round-up of the latest legal, regulatory and project updates in Blockchain.

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How to ensure loaded rates of pay pass the BOOT

In June 2018, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision in Loaded Rates Agreements [2018] FWCFB 3610 (“the Loaded Rates in Agreements Case”). Following the decision, on 16 October 2019, the Fair Work Commission approved the ALDI Foods enterprise agreements for ALDI’s Prestons and Stapylton sites, which both contain loaded rates.

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Whistleblower Protections and NDIS Providers

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has been receiving public submissions since July 2019, and whistleblowers are expected to play an important role in the Commission proceedings.

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