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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

You should have settled: why Calderbank offers are important

Australia - July 28 2015 If you receive a settlement offer during a dispute, be careful to understand what kind of offer it is. If it is a 'Calderbank offer', and you reject

‘Unfair Contracts’ - How will the new law affect your Business?

Australia - October 27 2016 The Australian Consumer Law contained within the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (ACL) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act

Estate Litigation Costs. Supreme Court of SA gives a caution.

Australia - November 29 2016 In our Wills Watch edition in February 2016 (read here), we made observations about the treatment of costs by Australian Courts in disputed Will cases

“Attorneys for executors” who can act if an executor is unable to?

Australia - April 9 2013 The Supreme Court of South Australia was asked whether an executor's attorney could apply for a Grant of Probate on the executor's behalf. The

Medicinal Cannabis Update: Draft Minimum Quality Standards for Medicinal Cannabis Products Released for Consultation

Australia - December 6 2016 The draft Therapeutic Goods Order No. 93 (Standard for Medicinal Cannabis) foreshadows the proposed minimum quality standards for medicinal cannabis

Estate Litigation Costs. Supreme Court of SA gives a caution.

Australia - November 29 2016 In our Wills Watch edition in February 2016 (read here), we made observations about the treatment of costs by Australian Courts in disputed Will cases

Likely amendments to the Wills Act (SA) 1936

Australia - November 2 2016 The South Australian Government proposes a bill to provide couples with an opportunity to legally register their relationship regardless of their sex

‘Unfair Contracts’ - How will the new law affect your Business?

Australia - October 27 2016 The Australian Consumer Law contained within the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (ACL) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act

Medicinal Cannabis Update: Additional Guidelines and Fee Guidance released by the ODC

Australia - October 25 2016 The Office of Drug Control has published a series of guideline documents addressing the fit and proper person requirements and the necessary security