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The Importance of Powers of Attorney and Wills

mdp Team | March 27th, 2020
The uncertainty surrounding the future impact of COVID-19 on our families’ health and financial security means that it is more important than ever to ensure that you are prepared for an extended period of isolation or worse. We strongly encourage you to ensure that you have granted powers of…
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Temporary Relief From Directors’ Personal Liability For Trading While Insolvent

mdp Team | March 25th, 2020
In case you missed it in the deluge of recent announcements, the Government has made temporary changes to insolvency laws designed to give companies the confidence to trade through the Coronavirus crisis with the aim of returning to viability when the crisis has passed.
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Save Your Employees And Your Business Using The Fair Work Act

mdp Team | March 25th, 2020
The speed at which business conditions have changed has surprised everyone. This swift downturn is now capturing well managed businesses that were previously profitable and growing. It is placing responsible directors in an invidious position - stuck between their moral and legal duties to…
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Responding to COVID-19

mdp Team | March 17th, 2020
We are not going to tell you about the problems ahead as no doubt you have already been inundated with that news and so do not need it from us. We wish to let you know that mdp will continue to operate and we are here to assist you with ensuring that your business also continues to operate as…
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Pre-filing Patent Disclosures: Pros and Cons of Using Grace Periods

Shu-Yen Lee | October 16th, 2018
It is a well-known fundamental rule that a patent application should be filed before the invention is disclosed to the public. If it isn't, the disclosure can be citable as prior art against the validity of the application, in particular, whether the invention meets the requirements of novelty and…
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