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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

Enforcing By-Laws - Noisy Neighbour ordered to Remove Renovations

Australia - May 13 2016 There is nothing more annoying than noisy neighbours - particularly within the confines of a community titles scheme. It is understandable, therefore

Victorian Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 (Vic)

Australia - May 18 2016 On 12 April 2016, the Victorian Parliament passed the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015 (Vic) (Bill) to much fanfare, lauding it as an

Blockchain - emerging legal issues

Global - October 12 2015 The buzzword of ‘fintech’ is pervasive in the financial and technology sectors. Blockchain is an exciting form of evolving technology that could

Structuring a sale or acquisition of a business assets or shares?

Australia - June 7 2013 There are a number of issues to consider with the sale or purchase of a business, one of them being whether the business should be sold via an asset

Victorian Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 (Vic)

Australia - May 18 2016 On 12 April 2016, the Victorian Parliament passed the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015 (Vic) (Bill) to much fanfare, lauding it as an

Enforcing By-Laws - Noisy Neighbour ordered to Remove Renovations

Australia - May 13 2016 There is nothing more annoying than noisy neighbours - particularly within the confines of a community titles scheme. It is understandable, therefore

Productivity Commission makes pharma-specific patent reform recommendations

Australia - May 11 2016 The Productivity Commission (Commission), as independent advisory agency of the Commonwealth Government, has released a draft report (Draft Report

The costly iPhone Will

Australia - April 7 2016 Probate of Mr Yu’s Will was then granted to his brother, Mr Jason Yu. However, Jason then required the assistance of the Court to determine the true

Competing Superannuation Claims

Australia - April 7 2016 Justice Blue of the Supreme Court of South Australia recently considered the fiduciary duties and obligations of an Executor when the benefits of a