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Differing approaches by English and Australian courts to defamation on social media

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia, United Kingdom
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  • June 26 2014

In a judgment handed down on 29 November 2013 in Mickle v Farley, Judge Elkaim of the District Court of NSW found that a former Orange High School

Proposed reforms to dividend rules... yet again

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 26 2014

In mid 2010 the longstanding 'profits test' for declaring and paying dividends was replaced with a 'net assets' test. Treasury has released for

Shareholders’ agreement vs company constitution - can you rely on an inconsistency clause?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 26 2014

It is common for shareholders to assume that where a shareholders' agreement and a company constitution deal with the same subject matter, an

Liquidators wanting court approval for commercial decisions - when is it appropriate?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 18 2014

Despite the power to provide directions to Administrators and Liquidators specifically provided in the Corporations Act, one consistent theme arises

Freezing orders - do they apply to all jurisdictions?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 18 2014

A recent case involving frozen funds held by American Express in the US has highlighted the difficulty of enforcing freezing orders internationally

Victorian Court of Appeal broadens scope of “benefit” under section 588FDA

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 18 2014

In Vasudevan v Becon Contructions (Australia) Pty Ltd 2014 VSCA 14, the Victorian Court of Appeal recently delivered a decision which has broadened

The Will is lost - will a copy do?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 16 2014

When Gregory Thomas Barnes died in 2013 he was a single man and had no children of his own. An original Will for the deceased could not be located

Is the beneficiary alive - or not?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 16 2014

When Ian Roderick Douglas died in 2013 as an unmarried man, he left a Will which had the following clause: “As to one half of the residue: for my

Administrator’s duties and superannuation benefits

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 16 2014

This recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland deals with an area of the law which has growing practical importance in view of the growth of

Further provision for adopted child

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 16 2014

The South Australian Supreme Court considered whether the adopted daughter of the deceased was entitled to further provision from her estate