Anti-doping; ASADA and the Essendon Football Club

In the proceedings against the CEO of ASADA a major ground of judicial review argued for by Essendon and its senior coach, Mr Hird, was that the ASADA investigation (said to be a “joint investigation” with the AFL), was put … Continue reading

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Interaction of Agricultural White Paper and the Harper Review

In early 2014 a panel was formed, chaired by Professor Ian Harper, to review Competition Policy in Australia. Over 350 submissions were made following the publication of an Issues Paper and more are expected to be made following the publication … Continue reading

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Recent case – insurance law

Whether building works constituted a “substantial alteration” The Federal Court of Australia has considered an insurer’s obligation to indemnify an insured for such amount as was required to demolish and rebuild the insured’s house, so that the rebuilt house complied … Continue reading

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Recent cases – family law

The following case summaries have been prepared by the Honourable Peter I Rose AM QC. Daines & Daines (Costs) [2014] FamCAFC 170  In these proceedings, there were a number of appeals in relation to costs. While one appeal was allowed, … Continue reading

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Recent cases – evidence law

Section 97 (The) tendency rule R v Lam [2014] ACTSC 49 — the court provided a useful checklist for the acceptability of proposed tendency evidence. Section 130 Exclusion of evidence of matters of state Eastman v DPP (No 2) [2014] … Continue reading

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Recent case – tort law

 Carlton Crest Hotel and Council liable for nervous shock damages  A woman who suffered an “almost complete psychological collapse” after witnessing her husband killed when the car he was driving fell off the edge of a second storey car park, … Continue reading

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Harper Competition Policy Review Page

If you are interested in reading about the Harper Competition Policy Review check out our new Resources page. You can also find more articles and information on our Hot Topics in Competition and Consumer Law page on the CCH Australia … Continue reading

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Harper review draft competition policy recommendations

On 22 September 2014 the Harper Review released its much anticipated draft report into competition law and policy in Australia. The review focused its recommendations on three main areas; competition law, competition policy and competition institutions. This article is not … Continue reading

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“The Controversial Defence of ‘peer professional opinion’ under s 5O of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)”

Philip Bates, Barrister at Law and CCH Consultant presented this paper on 25 September 2014 for the University of New South Wales ‘Hot Topics in Medical Negligence’ Seminar. A copy of the paper is available here. Share Tweet

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Recent PPSA case — Directions sought by Administrators re: goods held by corporation

Master Sanderson of the Supreme Court of Western Australia recently provided directions to administrators in relation to certain goods held by a corporation which stored goods and also sold goods on consignment. Re Arcabi Pty Ltd (Receivers & Managers Appointed) … Continue reading

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