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News & Knowledge

MSI Australia & New Zealand: Monthly news-round up

4th June 2018

Each month MSI publishes a selection of articles written by MSI member firms in Australia & New Zealand highlighting important topical issues in the region.

Everything you need to know about Bitcoin
by Lachlan Commins, Patterson Houen & Commins, Lawyers, Sydney

So, what is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is something that you cannot truly ever understand unless you have had first-hand experience in using it. Here we provide a simple explanation of what it is… for beginners! Read the full article

10 things that need to be included in your Employment Contract
by Holly Gardner, Johnston Withers, Lawyers, Adelaide

Many people think that if they do not have a written contract of employment then they are not under a contract of employment. This is incorrect. A verbal agreement can still be an enforceable agreement at law. The real question is whether that contract is subject to verbal or written terms or a combination of the two. The advantage of a written contract is that everyone can clearly see what the terms are and know where they stand. This is also important in the event of a dispute between the employer and the employee. Read the full article

In Australia and New Zealand, the MSI membership comprises legal and accounting firms located in the key business centres of Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney and North Sydney.

Should you require assistance in Australia and New Zealand and to find out more about our law and accounting member firms in the region, please visit the MSI AUSNZ website.