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  1. Indemnity clauses in commercial contracts: how to achieve desired contractual risk allocation

    Australia - June 7 2011

    An indemnity clause is a contractual transfer of risk between two contractual parties generally to prevent loss or compensate for a loss which may occur as a result of a specified event

  2. Great news for builders, bad news for Bodies Corporate: what a landmark High Court decision may mean for Bodies Corporate

    Australia - October 22 2014

    A recent decision of the High Court of Australia means that builders of strata-titled schemes do not owe a duty of care to owners’ corporations for

  3. Top three tips for bodies corporate carrying out works on common property

    Australia - October 14 2014

    Increasingly, Bodies Corporate in Queensland and across the country are carrying out construction projects designed to repair or improve their common

  4. The price for being “unreasonable” Body Corporate ordered to pay costs in management rights dispute

    Australia - October 13 2014

    The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal is ordinarily a "no cost" jurisdiction - meaning that parties to a dispute ordinary bear their own

  5. ESOP tax changes announced

    Australia - October 14 2014

    The Federal Government today announced the changes it foreshadowed to the tax treatment of Employee Share and Option Plans (ESOPS). The changes are

  1. Primary producers - what are the tax concessions?

    Australia - October 28 2014

    While according to the OECD report "Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013" Australian farmers are some of the least subsidised in the

  2. Insolvency newsflash - focus on appropriate expenditure by practitioners continues

    Australia - October 27 2014

    Recently, Courts have increased focus on the appropriateness of expenditure (including legal fees) incurred by insolvency practitioners and the

  3. Great news for builders, bad news for Bodies Corporate: what a landmark High Court decision may mean for Bodies Corporate

    Australia - October 22 2014

    A recent decision of the High Court of Australia means that builders of strata-titled schemes do not owe a duty of care to owners’ corporations for

  4. National champions: the global economy and Australian consumers

    Australia - October 20 2014

    The ACCC has been unconvinced by arguments that Australia needs to allow mergers to create "national champions" that are able to compete in the

  5. Merger clearance proposals: should process determine outcome?

    Australia - October 20 2014

    In the recent MacGen case, the intending acquirer successfully applied to the Australian Competition Tribunal for authorisation after the ACCC