An important update for all Directors as DIN transitional period ends

8 February 2022 New directors appointed from 5 April 2022 must have a Director ID Number (DIN) prior to their appointment, and existing directors appointed on or before 31 October 2021 have until 30 November 2022 to register for their DIN. For more information, see: Director ID transitional periods ending  

Certainty for Pharmacists as Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement signed

19 June 2020 The Government has signed off on the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, giving Pharmacists certainty surrounding the supply and dispensing of medicines after 30 June 2020. The new Agreement commences on 1 July 2020. For a summary of some of the key details, please click here: Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (19.06.2020)

Beware of the ‘Zombie’ Business

As we slowly ease out of the Covid-19 restrictions, see below for a practical, plain English guide to some actions businesses can take to help protect themselves against bad debts as the Government’s assistance measures expire. Contact us for assistance with: – reviewing your business’ security position, and assessing the risk of your PPSR interests… Read more

Temporary changes to insolvency and bankruptcy laws due to COVID-19

The Federal government announced on Sunday that it intends to temporarily make amendments to legislation to give effect to some relief to be provided to individuals, companies and their directors facing financial difficulty in the current Covid-19 pandemic induced economic crisis. Those changes will result in amendments to the Corporations Act 2001, the Bankruptcy Act… Read more

High Court rules that Group CEO was an ‘officer’ of subsidiary

On 11 March 2020, the High Court changed the perception that had previously been accepted that an officer of a corporation was a person who held an office in a corporation in the ordinary sense of that word, and who participated in the management of that company by implying that rationale to the definition of… Read more

Important changes to the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA)

On 12 December 2019, the Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019, amending the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995, passed both houses and received royal assent on 19 December 2019. The Bill will come into effect on a day to be fixed by proclamation, which is planned for early 2020. For further information… Read more


Have your registrations expired? The PPSR has now been operational for over seven years, and it is important that you check the expiration dates of your registrations.  Once a registration expires, its priority is lost and it cannot be extended.  For further information on how to check and extend your registrations, click here.

Adco Legal Careers: Jennifer Pears joins the team

Adco Legal was pleased to welcome Senior Associate, Jennifer Pears to our team. Jennifer Pears is a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience advising publicly listed companies with respect to capital raisings, corporate reconstructions, asset acquisitions and disposals, and joint ventures.  Jennifer also assists clients to manage risk by providing general compliance and governance advice…. Read more

Adco Legal Careers: Kathryn Ryles joins the team

Adco Legal was pleased to welcome Senior Paralegal, Kathryn Ryles, to our team.  Kathryn has significant experience in all areas of property and business conveyancing and commercial leasing.  Kathryn has more than 20 years’ experience working for major Adelaide law firms and one of the largest defence contractors in Australia.

Adco Legal Careers: Michael Pampena joins the team

Adco Legal was pleased to welcome Senior Conveyancer, Michael Pampena, to our team.  Michael has significant experience in all areas of property and business conveyancing, having managed a conveyancing division of a leading Adelaide law firm for many years.  Michael has a particularly strong focus on major land divisions and property developments. With our growing… Read more