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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

An update on the proposed changes to paid parental leave

Australia - March 21 2017 On 8 February 2017, the Government introduced legislation into the Federal Parliament which proposes changes to the national paid parental leave

Delivery of a USB is not valid service under SOP

Australia - March 15 2017 The New South Wales Supreme Court recently decided that delivery alone of an adjudication application by a USB stick is not valid service under the

Worried about workers' compensation claims? High Court confirms directions to employees must be reasonable

Australia - March 21 2017 The High Court has clarified the administrative action exclusion under the Commonwealth's workers' compensation laws. In Comcare v Martin

Is a lawyer immune from a legal suit? The doctrine of ‘Advocate’s Immunity’

Australia - May 31 2016 In simple terms, advocate’s immunity is a doctrine of the common law which operates to prevent an unhappy litigant from suing their lawyer over the

An Unreasonable Refusal To Settle? VWA v O’Brien

Australia - March 27 2017 In the matter of the Victorian Workcover Authority v Kevin Edward O'Brien 2017 VSC 68, a question arose as to whether the successful party was

A Hastie claim for privilege - Hastie Group Ltd (in liq) v Moore 2016 NSWCA 305

Australia - March 27 2017 The New South Wales Court of Appeal granted leave to appeal following a finding that certain documents relating to attempts to secure litigation

Rebecca Raskin v Mediterranean Olives Estate Limited (ACN 091 024 396) & ORS 2017 VSC 94

Australia - March 27 2017 In the matter of Rebecca Raskin v Mediterranean Olives Estate Limited & ORS 2017 VSC 94 the Supreme Court of Victoria decided that an expert

Worried about workers' compensation claims? High Court confirms directions to employees must be reasonable

Australia - March 21 2017 The High Court has clarified the administrative action exclusion under the Commonwealth's workers' compensation laws. In Comcare v Martin

Independent Umpires, Merits-Based Applications and the Disutility of Sunday Work- A Guide to the Penalty Rates Decision

Australia - March 21 2017 On 23 February 2017, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision on applications by employer organisations to reduce Sunday and public holiday