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Clyde & Co
In June 2016 and August 2016, we updated you on two important decisions concerning the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).
Jones Day
Under the existing unfair contracts provisions in the ACL and ASIC Act, a court can declare an unfair term of a standard form consumer contract to be void.
Swaab Attorneys
The article considers the NSW costs assessment process and avenues available to a client to contest a bill of costs.
Thynne & Macartney
The Bill proposes a single Act to better support the long term management of Queensland's extensive stock route network.
Thynne & Macartney
Landholders should welcome these changes for compensation for damage to water bores caused by mining or gas development.
Swaab Attorneys
The Australian Federal Police can seize, confiscate and forfeit any property suspected to be the proceeds of a crime.
Shelston IP
These cases show the importance of structuring IP ownership at the outset, and considering future infringement claims.
MDC Legal
Restraint of trade clauses should specifically outline what needs to be protected for the sustainability of a business.
Holman Webb
This decision provides some insights into the wording of the Act, and the obligations imposed on the affected parties.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Determining whether dismissal is an appropriate response to swearing in the workplace is an increasingly difficult task.
Clayton Utz
Anyone with a current or future development project or modification should seek advice on any potential implications.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This note summarises key issues and considers how the privacy and right to information laws may evolve in the future.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The law should balance the need for accountability without allowing legal actions to be disruptive and obstructive.
Thynne & Macartney
Contractual rights are often available to remove work from the hands of contractors, towards the end of a project.
HHG Legal Group
Traditional construction industry contract clauses don't really fit the modular and pre-fabricated building paradigm.
Stacks Law Firm
Early planning for succession of a family farm or a family business makes the process easier and provides peace of mind.
Stacks Law Firm
People can lose their life savings to unscrupulous operators in what are commonly called "black market housing schemes".
Swaab Attorneys
This article summarises the EP&A Amendment Bill 2017, which is available on public exhibition until 10 March 2017.
The Australian federal Minister for Employment, the Hon. Michaelia Cash, has announced a review into security of payment legislation in the building and construction industry.
If passed by the Parliament in its current form, the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 will represent a significant update to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (Act).
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HBA Legal
This decision provides clarity in respect of how the phrase "as a result of" should be interpreted by decision makers.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Parties must make it clear in a negotiation if they do not intend to make a concluded bargain until they sign a deed.
The Court was satisfied with the level of training and instruction by the employer for such a "fairly routine task".
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Victorian employers must enforce their risk management systems or face significant fines for breaching the OH&S Act.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
The revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) will impact on how Commonwealth agencies manage procurement processes.
HHG Legal Group
Double demerit points for driving offences start this festive season on 23 December 2016 and run until 8 January 2016.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Whether a smart contract can constitute a legally binding contract depends on the law of the contracting jurisdiction.
The Sandbox Exemption provides a "safe place" for FinTech start-ups to develop their concept without an AFS licence.
Review new and existing contracts with small business in case any terms may be considered unfair under the new regime.
The Office of State Revenue (OSR) has released a ruling on 22 December 2016 in relation to the definition a ‘foreign person'.
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