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Brookfield Multiplex High Court decision: no duty of care owed by builders to developers
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 9 2014

In significant news for the construction industry, the High Court yesterday unanimously allowed Brookfield Multiplex Ltd's (Brookfield) appeal


Don’t be a SOP abuser get your evidence right the first time
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 12 2014

In its decision of Ku-Ring-Gai Council v Ichor Constructions, the Supreme Court of NSW restrained a claimant from making a second adjudication


High Court upholds Lundbeck's extension of time in a 3-2 decision
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 11 2014

The High Court's latest foray into patent law wrapped up last Wednesday 5 November 2014, with the Court handing down its judgment in the long running


Public authority a review of the common law
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

It is often assumed that universities are public authorities for the purpose of legislation. However, the case law on this issue is conflicting


High Court decision: the implied term of trust and confidence in employment contracts is not part of Australian law
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

On 10 September 2014 the High Court handed down its decision in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker 2014 HCA 32. It unanimously ruled that the


Tribological, hydrophilic or hydrophobic isn't it obvious?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • March 19 2015

Two recent slip and fall decisions of the New South Wales Court of Appeal have raised important considerations for defendants seeking to rely on the


Pursuing a claim outside the contract
  • Minter Ellison
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2014

Occasionally it happens that by the time an employer discovers a building defect, the main contractor's financial position is such that it would not


2014 Hong Kong arbitration case round-up
  • Minter Ellison
  • Hong Kong
  • December 11 2014

There were a number of court decisions in Hong Kong this year which continue to demonstrate the court's non-interventionist pro-arbitration approach


Can practical completion ever be practically defined?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • December 11 2014

Judicial interpretation of the term 'practical completion' has settled its academic meaning but how it should apply in practice is far from certain


No formula for patenting computer software
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 10 2014

Today, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents 2014 FCAFC 150