The wine industry is booming, and there are plenty of jobs to be had.

Following on from the $1.27 million in funding under the Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grants Program shared across 56 South Australian wineries so far, Wine Australia will soon be sifting through submissions from South Australian wineries eager to increase their international visitor profile.  $1 million dollars’ worth of federal International Wine Tourism State Grants ... Read more

Wine Equalisation Tax – New Trade Mark Requirements

Holding a registered trade mark provides many benefits for a business – the exclusive right to use and licence a brand, legal protection against unauthorised use and from 1 July 2018, it will allow certain wine industry participants to claim an exclusive tax rebate.The Wine Equalisation Tax RebatePresently, traders who make, import or sell wine ... Read more

Meet Kirsty Bennett

Meet Kirsty Bennett, Kirsty works in our  Commercial and Property team. She is highly experienced, practical and approachable. Kirsty is committed to achieving sensible, commercial and timely outcomes for her clients.What attracted you to the law?The attraction of the law for me is to search for and find solutions to often complex problems that our clients face.The ... Read more

Legal recognition for same sex couples

By Vanessa Balnaves, 2017  Same sex couples in South Australia, and their families, are the beneficiaries of a raft of changes to legislation which support LGBTQI rights. Some of those changes came into force on 17 February 2017, others from 1 August 2017. We take a look at the main implications of the new laws.AdoptionFrom 17 ... Read more
Family Lawyer in Adelaide

Meet Vanessa Balnaves

Meet Vanessa Balnaves, our family law specialist, her compassion and commitment to providing practical advice makes her a favourite of our clients.When  did you know you wanted to be a lawyer? Legal frameworks affect every aspect of our lives, whether you’re buying or selling something; being treated fairly at work; disputing a decision made by a ... Read more

Sign on the line before you leap…

The end of the 2017 year has brought wonderful news for those Australians who supported and may want to take advantage of the same sex marriage laws, with same sex marriages able to take place in Australia from early January. One thing that all engaged couples need to consider is their wills! If you prepare a ... Read more

Right of individuals in the SA Industrial Relations Commission

Right of Individuals to Apply to bring an Individual Dispute to the SA Industrial Relations CommissionOur firm acts for the Ambulance Employees Association and its members.In a dispute filed with the SA Industrial Commission a few months ago, on behalf of both an individual paramedic and the Union, the State Industrial Commission considered whether it ... Read more

Johnston Withers addresses mental health in the workplace

Our Managing Director Graham Harbord was invited to attend in February 2016 before the SA Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation, which is investigating mental health in the workplace. As an expert lawyer in Workers Compensation, Graham was asked by the Committee to provide advice about the new Return to Work Act and ... Read more

Johnston Withers addresses labour hire inquiry

Our Managing Director Graham Harbord was invited to attend a meeting in March 2016 of the SA Parliament Economic and Finance Committee which is holding an inquiry into the labour hire industry. As an expert employment lawyer he was invited to provide advice to the Committee about the law affecting labour hire agencies and the ... Read more

Self managed super – don’t forget your will

A recent report in Super News Alert published by Thomson Reuters has highlighted the complexities of family disputes over superannuation death benefits in self-managed superannuation funds.In that case, Maxwell Morris has signed a binding death nomination in favour of his two adult daughters from his first marriage of all his interest in his self-managed superannuation ... Read more