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Pre-Action Discovery – Where You Want To Sue But Don’t Have Enough Information To Decide

Filed under: Court Appearances, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Disputes and Litigation

A decision to commence legal proceedings is not to be taken lightly, and must be based on evidence which actually supports the proposed cause of action...

Can a Landlord be bound by a lease made in breach of legislation?

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Leases, Contracts and Agreements

Recently, the High Court handed down judgment in the case of Gnych & Anor. v Polish Club Limited [2015] HCA 23, addressing the contentious question: can...

Supermarket not liable for slip in shopping centre common area

Filed under: Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation

In this Alert, Senior Associate Brooke Jacobs and Solicitor Elizabeth Harvey examine the recent decision ofWoolworths Ltd v Ryder [2014] NSWCA 223, in...

Is civil litigation changing for the better?

Filed under: Commercial Litigation

ON 1 January 2011 certain provisions of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) (Act) came into effect. These provisions affect a variety of persons involved...

Getting the most out of a Security of Payment Scheme

Filed under: Commercial Litigation

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (Act) is very useful legislation to those operating in the building and construction...

A New Code of Conduct for Victorian Civil Dispute Resolution

Filed under: Commercial Litigation

The way civil disputes are run in Victoria will soon change. The Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) (Act) is due to come into force on 1 June 2011. The Act...

Consumer guarantees and Christmas gifts

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Franchises, Product Safety

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that it’s Christmas time, and for many people that means the receiving of presents (fun!), and the purchasing...

National Business Names Changes

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Commercial Litigation, Competition & Trade Regulation, Franchises

From 28 May 2012, businesses will no longer need to undertake the task of registering a business name in a number of States/ Territories. Under the new...

When does a dangerous good or product have to be recalled?

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Commercial Litigation, Product Safety

As consumers, we’re heavily reliant on suppliers and manufacturers to provide us with goods that well, don’t endanger our health. Australians are fortunate...

Consumer contracts: Are exclusion and limitation clauses allowed?

Filed under: Corporations Law, Commercial Litigation, Contract Drafting & Disputes

It’s conceivable that during our daily interactions with the world, we’re under some sort of contractual arrangement that directs us to fulfil, behave...


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