Recent case – torts

  Appeal Court reverses negligence ruling against solicitor The Court of Appeal has found several errors in the primary judge’s decision that held a solicitor was negligent for not immediately preparing an informal will for a 94-year-old and was liable … Continue reading

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Recent cases – family law

Have you read about the following important family law decisions? The following case summaries have been prepared by the Hon Peter I Rose AM QC, CCH Case Consultant and former judge of the Family Court of Australia. These decisions are reported in … Continue reading

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Building actions in Victoria – when is it too late to claim?

By James Morgan-Payler and Lucy Campbell of Norton Rose Fulbright Australia Introduction Building practitioners, consultants and property owners have always known that there is a limited period within which a claim for loss or damage for defective building work can be … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Australian Compliance

Recent developments covered in the Australian Legal Compliance Newsletter include: 1. New international compliance standard A new international compliance standard, ISO 19600 Compliance management systems, is to be released. At the meeting of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) project … Continue reading

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Snapshot: ASX listing rules

Recent developments covered in the Annotated ASX Listing Rules Newsletter include: ASX Listing Rules The ASX has made a range of governance-related amendments to the Listing Rules. These amendments have effect from 1 July 2014 The ASX has implemented new … Continue reading

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Recent insurance case- no charge on insurance moneys

A claimant established that her solicitor was liable in negligence and had an arguable case that the solicitor’s professional indemnity insurance policy responded but, because the contract of insurance was made after the liability arose, the claimant had no right … Continue reading

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Recent insurance case — Non disclosures by life insured

In order that the remedies under s 29 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 may be available, it must be shown that fraudulent non-disclosures or fraudulent misrepresentations are relevant and induced the insurer to accept the risk. However, implicit in … Continue reading

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Recent insurance case — Application to strike out

Section 9 of the Law Reform Act 1936 (NZ) creates a charge on any insurance money payable under a policy of insurance on the happening of an insured event. That charge will arise as a matter of law and its … Continue reading

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Have you wondered what all the fuss around bitcoin is?

If you are like me and born in the days when a mobile phone was still the home phone you could plug in to different room extensions, then you may be wondering what is a bitcoin and should I have … Continue reading

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ACCC targets petrol price sharing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings against Informed Sources Pty Ltd and various petrol retailers alleging a petrol price sharing network that contravenes s 45 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.  Informed Sources offers a … Continue reading

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