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Innocent parties: have your cake and eat it too: Q&A

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • July 28 2014

Our recent Legal Business Bulletin article reported the decision of Galafassi v Kelly 2014 NSWCA 19. We have received a query in relation to the

The meaning of ‘good faith’ in commercial contracts in Australia

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 21 2014

As the literature and cases demonstrate a definitive discussion on good faith in Australian contract law can run to pages, is loosely grouped in two

Restraint of trade in commercial agreements

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 17 2014

Restraint of trade clauses are not uncommon within commercial contracts. They operate to prevent one party from competing with the other during and

Planned changes to the preparation of financial reports and auditing

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • July 3 2014

On 10 April 2014, the Federal Government released an exposure draft of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill

No more auditing for small companies limited by guarantee?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 3 2014

On 10 April 2014, the Federal Government released an exposure draft of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill

Once, twice, three times an attempt to change dividend rules

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 3 2014

Over the past few years, there has been an amendment and two proposed changes to section 254T of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). These proposed

Structuring sport correctly

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • June 2 2014

Sporting clubs and organisations are often set up without much thought as to the best legal structure to use. It then often becomes a thought process

Construing contracts: understanding your ‘liability’

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • April 22 2014

The recent case of Swift v McLeary 2014 NSWCA 52 highlights the importance of understanding the wording of business contracts, and their

Directors’ liability: new reforms now in action

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • January 8 2014

The Directors' Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 (Qld) was passed on 29 October and commenced on 1 November. The aim of the Act is to reduce red

Director’s duties: shareholder’s interests not the same as the company’s

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • January 8 2014

The recent case of Australasian Annuities Pty Ltd (In Liquidation)(Receivers and Managers Appointed) v Rowley Super Fund Pty Ltd 2013 VSC 543