Hospitality, Alcohol & Gaming

Leases for Breweries

Leases for Breweries

11.07.19

Think ahead before signing a lease and recognise the difficulties that may arise - work with the landlord on creating a suitable arrangement for both parties. Properly drafted clauses benefit landlords too as, if there is a dispute and the landlord seeks damages, the recovery amount after the litigation process is often less than the actual cost of litigating. Read More.

Employment Law Discrimination

Laws Against Discrimination in the Workplace

01.05.19

Employment law is a complex area of law and there are many laws relating to employment which can be overwhelming for both employers and employees. This article covers some of the basic principles regarding workplace diversity, discrimination and dismissal which are so often intertwined. Read More.

Distilling alcohol

Distilling alcohol (spirits / liquor) in Australia

05.03.19

Using a still of any capacity to make spirits is illegal in Australia without holding an ‘excise manufacturer licence’ irrespective of whether it is for ‘personal use’ or sale. Read More.

Brewdog Crowdfunding

Brewdog: Pioneers of beer and crowdfunding

20.02.19

‘BrewDog’ was started in 2007 in the UK by two men, Martin Dickie and James Watt (and a dog). 12 years later and BrewDog is now one of the most successful brewers in the UK operating 50 bars in the UK, 24 internationally and now a number of ‘beer hotels’. Read More.

Starting a Craft Brewery Business

Starting A Craft Brewery

31.01.19

Opening a brewery & taproom requires careful planning & compliance with various pieces of legislation. Here are some key points on starting a brewery business. Read More.

Brewery Crowdfunding and d

Brewery & Distillery Crowdfunding

25.01.19

Increasingly we are seeing more craft breweries (independent brewers) and distilleries raise capital through crowdfunding campaigns (both reward based and equity based). Read More.

Mandatory Pregnancy Warning Label on Alcohol

Mandatory Pregnancy Warning Label On Alcohol

23.01.19

In October 2018, the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation agreed to develop and introduce a mandatory labelling standard for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages. It is expected that the mandatory labelling standard will be formally announced in mid-late 2019. Read More.

Can Ex-Employers Control What You Say On Social Media?

22.09.17

While social media was once just a way to connect with friends and relatives, over time it has evolved to include capabilities used by professionals and employees for business purposes. Read More.

Do I need a Privacy Policy for my Business

22.09.17

The APPs supplement the Privacy Act and require that private sector organisations with an annual turnover of $3 million have a Privacy Policy in place if that business collects personal information. Read More.