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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

Amendments to the definition of a “PPS Lease” and the effect on current and future hire agreements

Australia - June 13 2017 On 20 May 2017, the Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Act 2017 (Cth) was passed into law. This amendment to the Personal Property

Case Update - Diakou Nominees Pty Ltd v Gouger Street Pty Ltd & Ors 2017 SASC 72

Australia - June 9 2017 Can the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA) (Act) start to apply to a lease part way through the term when it did not apply to the lease at

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

GST and supply of spectacles

Australia - February 26 2010 In a recent case the AAT had to consider how a transaction involving a supply of spectacles which consisted of the frame sold to the customer at a discount which was a supply and the lenses which was sold without any discount, the price of the complete pair of spectacles being the aggregate of these two amounts

SOP in the High Court again - “Special Leave Granted” A review of the grounds of judicial review for adjudication decisions

Australia - June 16 2017 Historically, adjudication decisions in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia were only reviewable for

Introduction of the Labour Hire Licensing Requirements in Queensland

Australia - June 16 2017 Labour hire providers (Providers) will be required to hold a licence to provide labour hire services in Queensland

Amendments to the definition of a “PPS Lease” and the effect on current and future hire agreements

Australia - June 13 2017 On 20 May 2017, the Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Act 2017 (Cth) was passed into law. This amendment to the Personal Property

Case Update - Diakou Nominees Pty Ltd v Gouger Street Pty Ltd & Ors 2017 SASC 72

Australia - June 9 2017 Can the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA) (Act) start to apply to a lease part way through the term when it did not apply to the lease at

Changes for Labour Hire Companies

Australia - June 1 2017 In December 2016, the Queensland Government published an issues paper titled 'Regulation of the Labour Hire Industry 2016' seeking submissions from