Russ Baldwin joins as Special Counsel

Henry William Lawyers welcomes Russ Baldwin as Special Counsel. Russ has over 18 years’ experience acting for employers and employees across a broad spectrum of employment and work, health and safety matters. His WH&S expertise includes advising on workplace accidents, prosecutions and coronial inquests. Russ is passionate about employment and WH&S law and strives to achieve practical, strategic and commercial outcomes for his clients.

Best Lawyers In Australia 2019

Henry William Lawyers is delighted to announce that a number of our lawyers have again been recognised by Best Lawyers for their expertise: Nick Noonan - Labour and Employment Law Alex Linden – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Insolvency and Reorganization Steve Godding – Superannuation. We are very proud of the achievements of Nick, Alex and Steve.

The Writer and The Writing – Agent’s Commission Case on Book Sales Fails Where No Written Agreement

On 10 December 2018, Justice Ward handed down the decision of Anthony v Morton [2018] NSWSC 1884, regarding a disputed oral contract between a literary agent Ms Anthony, and an author Ms Morton. Ms Anthony claimed that the contract provided for 15% commission on all royalties earned from Ms Morton’s first six books, for the life of the works. Ms Morton said that commission was limited to the agency duration and cross-claimed against Ms Anthony alleging that as her agent, she had breached fiduciary, contractual, and tortious duties. While the Court considered a number of factual and legal issues, the matter turned on two questions. First, did the oral agreement provide for an entitlement to

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