Welcome to the November edition of the Bailwick Legal newsletter.

This newsletter is for our clients, friends of our practice and special interest groups.

In this edition we share some legal insights into easements, capital gains tax when granting easements on your land and recent changes to employee entitlements.

We hope you find the articles helpful and enjoy the newsletter.
Legal Insights
Have you considered Capital Gains Tax when granting Easements?

On 31 October 2018, the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") finalised Tax Determination 2018/15 ("Determination"). The Determination considered whether or not a Capital Gains Tax ("CGT") event arises if a taxpayer grants an easement or license over an asset. It is now clear that the ATO considers the granting of an easement as the creation of rights in respect of an asset and a trigger for CGT Event D1.... 
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Employers! - Do recent changes to employee entitlements affect you?
In the second half of 2018 we have seen a number of changes to the national industrial relations system, including to modern awards.

It is important that employers keep up to date with these changes, to remain compliant with your obligations...  Read More »
Easements - recent issues

Access over an easement on someone else’s land often seems innocuous enough, however we have recently assisted a few clients on issues which highlight some of the disputes that can arise in relation to that use...

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Out & About
2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner

The Bailiwick Legal team enjoyed the 2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner held on Saturday 10 November at the Crown Ballroom at Burswood. The event is the tourism industry's night of nights where local businesses come together to recognise medallists of the awards program and celebrate tourism industry achievements of the last twelve months. Bailiwick Legal sponsored the award for the category of Unique Accommodation. Congratulations to Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures - The Horizontal Hotel for winning the gold medal in this category.

The Bailiwick Legal team had a great time meeting and chatting to local businesses at the Tourism Council WA Network@Night event at the Westin Hotel on 30 October 2018.
Watch this space...

Bailiwick Legal are currently making arrangements for a tour of regional WA, in February 2019, to include: Moora, Northam, Kelleberin, Merredin, Corrigin and Narrogin.  This event will consist of a half day of discussions tailored for business owners, employers and HR and management professionals, to cover issues such as single touch payrole, employment contracts and mitigating an employer’s risk.  We will soon be releasing further information about our co-hosts for this event, who are excited to share their knowledge and expertise with these communities.    
How We Can Help

Did you know Bailiwick Legal can help you meet your obligations as employer?

Employing and managing staff can be a complicated minefield regardless of the nature & size of your business. Do you know all of your legal obligations as an employer? Our specialist Workplace Relations solicitors can remove the frustrations and pitfalls and advise you of minimum conditions, awards & enterprise agreements, employment contracts and employer obligations to protect your rights and assist you to manage difficult employees. Be confident that you have the right structures in place to avoid employment disputes so you can focus on what is really important – your business.

Did you know that Bailiwick Legal can help you manage or terminate a difficult employee?

Underperforming or undermining employees can damage your business and drain your time and energy. Make sure that you know and follow the right steps to manage these staff and protect your business from the potential fall out of disruptive employees or an unfair dismissal case. A small investment in support can save the significant costs of Court!
Meet the team
We would like to help you get to know us a little better by introducing members of our team. This month we introduce Evelyn Ho, our Office Administrator.

Evelyn started at Bailiwick Legal in May 2017 after leaving the Tertiary Education sector and has never looked back since. Her role at Bailiwick is a mix of a bit of everything from receptionist to office administration to paralegal work. She recently attended the College of Law Western Australian Legal Practice Management course. 

"I have gained a greater insight into the essentials of running a law practice from the LPM course. I am excited to be here and look forward to learning and growing with the Bailiwick Legal team."
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