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Modern Slavery Reporting – Are You Compliant?

On 1 January 2019, the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) commenced and introduced a new statutory requirement for eligible companies to assess and report on the risks of modern slavery identified in their operations and supply chains (as well as the steps taken to address those risks).

Modern slavery occurs in circumstances where coercion, threats or deception are used to exploit or undermine an individual’s freedoms. Human trafficking, slavery, servitude, debt bondage and forced marriage or labour are all examples of modern slavery.

The Act affects larger businesses that carry on business in Australia and have a minimum annual consolidated revenue of $100 million. Entities that do not meet this threshold may also voluntarily comply with the Act, if they wish to do so.

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Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement

Entities required to comply with the reporting requirement must prepare a modern slavery statement each year, which are then submitted to, and published on, a publicly accessible online government register. For those entities whose financial reporting period runs from 1 July to 30 June, the first reporting deadline has been temporarily extended from 31 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. For entities which have a different financial reporting period, the deadline for compliance is 31 December 2020.

Failure to Comply

Eligible businesses that fail to comply with the Act will be required to explain their failure and take remedial action. The Government may also publish and publicly name those businesses who are non-complaint, which in turn may have a negative impact on the public perception of those businesses. Noting the impending first reporting deadline, it is important to review and consider whether or not your business is required to comply with the reporting requirement of the Act.

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Results Legal Elevates 10 High Achievers in Latest Promotion Round

Results Legal Elevates 10 High Achievers in Latest Promotion Round

Results Legal is delighted to announce the promotion of 10 outstanding professionals across its legal and administration teams in its latest round of advancements.

The number of promotions this round is a record high for Results Legal, evidencing the firm’s commitment to its “Grow Our Own” development program to cultivate top talent and provide opportunities for professional growth.

Effective July 1st, the following promotions will take effect:

    • Nicholas Baker, Charlotte Evans, Kate Molkentin, and Fiona Trime elevated to Senior Associate
    • Callan Brown, Peter Clark, Charles James, and James Reich promoted to Associate
    • Krystle Carter promoted to Executive

Robert Shepley promoted to Principal at Results Legal.

Robert Shelpley - Special counsel at Results Legal, wearing a suit and smiling at the camera.

Results Legal proudly announces the promotion of Special Counsel Robert Shepley to Principal, effective January 1st, 2024.

Head of the firm’s commercial division, Rob is a seasoned corporate and commercial lawyer with a special interest in business transactions and commercial contracts.

“Promoting Rob to Principal was a natural progression given the expertise, leadership and experience he has brought to our firm since joining Results Legal as Special Counsel,” said Managing Director Karl Hill.

Since joining Results Legal in 2023, Rob has been a key contributor to the expansion of its Commercial division, bolstering the firm’s commercial and corporate law expertise

2024 Hill Family Scholarship Award Winner Announced

2024 Hill Family Scholarship Award Winner Announced

A dedicated student from Mackay State High School was today announced as the recipient of the 2024 Hill Family Scholarship. Valued at $5,000, the scholarship provides vital financial support to one deserving student embarking on their tertiary education journey in law, accounting, or commerce.

Year 12 student Ned Gething from Sunnyside (Mackay) won the scholarship thanks to his leadership qualities, academic achievements and commitment to pursuing a career in law.

“Access to the Hill Family Scholarship means I can place a greater focus on my studies, rather than worrying about where the money for textbooks or costs of living away

Beyond Legal Practice: Results Legal’s Approach for Exceptional Client Service

Beyond Legal Practice: Results Legal's Approach for Exceptional Client Service
In a recent video, Results Legal Managing Director, Karl Hill, shared insights into the firm’s philosophy and approach to commercial litigation. With 15 years of national service across diverse industries, Results Legal aims to redefine the legal landscape by prioritising client needs and delivering exceptional outcomes.

Results Legal was born out of a desire to refocus on clients and their business decisions.

A key emphasis in the Results Legal way is providing clarity and certainty.  Hill highlights the challenge of making business decisions when legal costs are unpredictable. While outcomes can’t always be guaranteed, Results Legal commits to offering clients

Results Legal: New Brand Explained [Video]

Professional Advisors

We recently celebrated our 15-year milestone with the launch of a new brand and website.

This short video provides context to our new brand and the meaning behind our new byline ‘We stand for you.’

It reflects the fact we work as one team to deliver not only great results, but also a great experience for our clients.

While we are a leading commercial litigation, insolvency and debt recovery firm, the way we do things is different.

We apply a client centric approach, backed by a commitment to delivering strategic clarity, fee transparency and pragmatic, commercial advice.

2023 Hill Family Scholarship Winner Announced

2023 Hill Family Scholarship Winner Announced

In what our MD Karl Hill said was one of his favourite moments of the year, he and his wife Sarah returned to their alma mater to present the Hill Family Scholarship.

Karl and his wife Sarah established the $5000 scholarship in 2021 to assist students hoping to study law, accounting or commerce with expenses such as accommodation, textbooks, day to day living and travel costs.

Celebrating Our Principal Promotions

Celebrating Our Principal Promotions

We at Results Legal live by the ‘work hard, play hard’ mantra. So when two of our graduate intake lawyers were promoted to Principal (in 6 ½ years – a exceptional achievement), we thought it was well worth gathering the team and our Brisbane-based clients for a celebration!

Announcing Our 2022 Associate Promotions

Announcing Our 2022 Associate Promotions

We are pleased to announce the recent promotion of Charlotte Evans and Kate Molkentin to Associates.

Over the course of last financial year, Charlotte and Kate achieved outstanding results for their clients and contributed to the continued growth of the firm.

Results Legal Founds Scholarship Program to Support Regional QLD Students

Results Legal Founds Scholarship Program to Support Regional QLD Students

Results Legal Managing Director, Karl Hill and his wife Sarah Hill announce the first recipient winner of the Hill Family Scholarship Program.  

As former students at Mackay State High School, Karl and Sarah Hill were delighted to return to award recipient winner, Pushti Shah with her scholarship certificate.