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One infringement to rule them all: Federal Court finds jewellery infringes copyright in Lord of the Rings

Australia - September 19 2016 A fictional phrase in a fictional language from Lord of the Rings was protected by copyright, and its unauthorised reproduction infringed that

Insurance fundamentals for in-house counsel, part 1

Australia, USA - September 15 2016 Insurance continues to be an important part of risk management for most companies. It is, however, a legally complex area and the consequences of

Employee not entitled to compensation for injury sustained while working flexibly from home

Australia - September 15 2016 It is becoming increasingly more common for employers to facilitate flexible work arrangements for their employees, so that an employee’s "place of

A victory for commercial certainty and freedom of contract - Australian High Court guidance on penalty clauses

Australia - September 15 2016 The recent Australian High Court decision in Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd 2016 HCA 28 has provided much needed guidance on

Terminating contracts

Australia - May 1 2013 This article provides a brief overview of the grounds for terminating a contract and sets out some key issues to bear in mind when making an election

CU LAB: Clauses for recovery of legal costs: what protection do they provide?

Australia - September 26 2016 Peter Sise explores how your contractual clause on legal costs might not do what you think it does

One infringement to rule them all: Federal Court finds jewellery infringes copyright in Lord of the Rings

Australia - September 19 2016 A fictional phrase in a fictional language from Lord of the Rings was protected by copyright, and its unauthorised reproduction infringed that

Bullying investigations: when to engage an independent third party

Australia - September 15 2016 Workplace investigations can be complex, difficult to navigate and fraught with legal and cultural risk. This can be particularly so in the case of

New overlapping tenement regime to commence on 27 September 2016 - are you ready?

Australia - September 15 2016 The new overlapping coal and coal seam gas (CSG) tenement regime in the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 will commence on 27

Managing Fair Work Act complaints: When is a workplace "complaint" more than a mere discussion or consultation?

Australia - September 15 2016 The general protections regime in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) provides protection to employees who have, or have exercised, a workplace right. The