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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

Bill introduced in Federal Parliament to address recent Federal Court decision on ILUAs

Australia - February 16 2017 On 16 February 2017, the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous

“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

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

South Australian Parliament passes the Surveillance Devices Act 2016 (SA)

Australia - February 7 2017 For many years, the regulation of surveillance devices in South Australia has been less comprehensive than in other Australian jurisdictions

New tax for foreign retailers supplying goods to Australian customers

Australia - February 21 2017 Last week legislation was introduced into Parliament which if passed will see many offshore retailers now liable for GST in Australia. Under the

Bill introduced in Federal Parliament to address recent Federal Court decision on ILUAs

Australia - February 16 2017 On 16 February 2017, the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous

South Australian Parliament passes the Surveillance Devices Act 2016 (SA)

Australia - February 7 2017 For many years, the regulation of surveillance devices in South Australia has been less comprehensive than in other Australian jurisdictions

Paid Parental Leave changes back on the parliamentary agenda

Australia - February 7 2017 On 20 October 2016 the Government introduced the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 containing a revised proposal to remove "double dipping" from

Beware of errant signposting

Australia - February 7 2017 The Fair Work Commission Full Bench's decision Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Sparta Mining Services Pty Ltd 2016 FWCFB 7057