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Hazelbrook Legal is a Finalist for Law Firm of the Year

Hazelbrook Legal is thrilled to announce it has been shortlisted as a finalist for Law Firm of the Year in the Australian Law Awards 2020 for the second year running.

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Wary of The Bake Sale? The Best Ways to Raise Capital in 2020

The slowing global economy and uncertain market conditions arising from the COVID pandemic have put a strain on many businesses and the need for access to funds is as great as ever. The obvious response for many is to undertake a capital raising. However, this is not always as easy as it sounds, especially for smaller or mid-size entities (SMEs), which can struggle to get their piece of the pie.

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ACCC Increases Consumer Data Rights: Neobanks And Fintech Take Note

From 1 July 2020 Australia’s four largest banks will be required to provide access to customer and account data for credit and debit cards, deposit accounts and transaction accounts. By November, they will have to make available information for all other accounts, including personal loans and mortgages. By the end of July 2021 all banks in Australia will be required to provide access to this information to accredited recipients upon request from the customer.

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Lawyers at ten paces: Witnessing and execution of documents get the COVID treatment

Many documents require the witnessing of signatures for proper execution. The accepted practice has been to witness physically and in person. However, circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have meant that physically witnessing a signature can be difficult. This article considers recent changes that have been put in place under NSW law and nation-wide regarding electronic witnessing and document execution.

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Annual General Meetings in a Socially Distanced World

With the steady rise of COVID-19 and increasingly more stringent government bans on travel and large gatherings, many Australian companies may be at risk of breaching their statutory obligation to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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