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Clayton Utz


Your contract has expired? Watch out for these potential legal landmines

Australia - April 14 2016 In the commercial world there exist myriad fixed term goods and services contracts. Towards the end of a contract, parties may come together to

Trends in commercial litigation

Australia - April 21 2016 Businesses should always be ready for litigation against them, but some trends are making certain types more likely

Protecting confidential information: A hollow victory filled with an indemnity costs order

Australia - April 14 2016 When you suspect that an employee has disseminated your confidential information to third parties, you may think that litigation offers you a complete

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

Take it or leave it? Unfair contract term prohibitions and the construction industry

Australia - April 14 2016 From November 2016, Federal unfair contract terms legislation will apply when doing business with contractors and suppliers that are a small business

Service in related entities outside Australia counts towards WA long service leave entitlements

Australia - April 28 2016 WA employers calculating an employee's long service leave entitlement must include all continuous service with related bodies corporate. The Western

Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 Million: consultation underway

Australia - April 28 2016 The WA Government seeks comment on the draft Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 Million, the "largest undertaking of its kind in Australia"

Safeguarding emissions reductions

Australia - April 28 2016 Australia's cap on emissions, the Safeguard Mechanism, will commence on 1 July 2016, but it will need to demand more of large emitters to meet likely

Keeping up with the Joneses will cost you if it’s also a flagrant copyright infringement

Australia - April 28 2016 The Court has the power to award a substantial sum of additional damages for infringement of copyright that is flagrant. It is not uncommon for

What sets a contract of insurance apart from other contracts?

Australia - April 28 2016 Contracts of insurance attract a unique set of principles of interpretation, and are subject to a comprehensive regulatory regime. Characterising a