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Can a compulsive gambler say he was victimised by the casino, making enforcement of his debt unconscionable?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Australia
  • June 21 2013

Over the course of 14 months, Harry Kakavas lost AUS$20.5 million at the baccarat table of a casino operated by Crown Melbourne Ltd. Kakavas

“No deal: Kakavas loses High Court appeal”
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

Yesterday, the High Court of Australia, in a unanimous joint judgment, dismissed an appeal brought by 'high roller' Harry Kakavas who sought to

Gambler lucks out in the High Court of Australia
  • Rockwell Olivier
  • Australia
  • June 11 2013

Access to gambling has been a hot topic in society and the media in recent times. However, in its recent decision in Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Ltd

National Gambling Reform Act 2012 (Act)
  • Rockwell Olivier
  • Australia
  • June 7 2013

The National Gambling Reform Act 2012 (Act) is a new piece of Commonwealth legislation which aims to reduce the potential loss and gambling control

Game(ing) on...
  • Rockwell Olivier
  • Australia
  • June 7 2013

The High Court delivers. Crown has been successful for the third and final time in defending a claim by high roller Harry Kakavas to recover his

Online travel agents' discounts raise competition concerns for UK regulator - what about Australia?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 26 2013

The UK Office of Fair Trading has recently expressed competition concerns about hotel chains restricting online travel agents offering discounts on

What does the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act have to do with hotel management and franchise agreements?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 23 2013

Under Australian Commonwealth Law (the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (FATA)) a "Foreign Person" (explained below) is required to

Bikie laws and liquor licensing
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • October 28 2013

We're joined by Darrell Jardine, who is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at HopgoodGanim; Darrell thanks for joining us

Claimant has chair pulled out under him
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 19 2013

The RespondentClaimant on 14 January 2009 was attending the Weis Restaurant Toowoomba for an evening meal with his wife and a business associate

Swimming and spa pools laws change: you must register
  • Rockwell Olivier
  • Australia
  • October 3 2013

New legislation affecting backyard swimming pools and spa pools has been introduced in NSW to enhance the safety of children around private