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Can a deed be binding without the signature of all parties?: Pratap v Permanent Custodians Limited 2013 NSWSC 1918
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • February 25 2014

This case serves as a useful reminder that once a party has signed, sealed and delivered a deed (other than a guarantee), it becomes binding on that


When will a dividend be mandatory?: Wambo Coal Pty Ltd v Sumiseki Materials Co Ltd 2014 NSWCA 326
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • November 18 2014

This case illustrates that whether a dividend is mandatory depends on the true construction of the relevant provisions (in this case in the company's


Deficient record keeping of an adviser's reasonable basis for providing financial advice may not be fatal but take care: Dennis v Chambers Investment Planners Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) (No 3) 2014 FCA 648
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • July 29 2014

This case provides a useful analysis of the contractual and common law duties of financial advisers to exercise reasonable care and skill in


The implied duty to co-operate does not extend to being ‘nice’: Wolfe v Permanent Custodians 2013 VSCA 331
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • February 25 2014

A failure to make extensive efforts to contact a defaulting borrower whose direct debit form had been incorrectly completed was neither unjust


Federal Court of Australia considers the effect of an entire agreement clause on oral evidence in Prosperity Group International Pty Ltd v Queensland Communication Company Pty Ltd (No 3)
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 14 2011

This case concerned several contracts where Clear Telecoms (Aust) Pty Ltd, Australian Equipment Rentals Pty Ltd and Quick Fund (Australia) Pty Ltd (the Respondents) had agreed to provide telecommunications services to Prosperity Group International Pty Ltd and Worldnet Corporation Limited Pty Ltd (the Applicants


Finding a ‘fraudulent and dishonest design’ for the purpose of liability of third parties who knowingly assist in a breach of fiduciary duty: Hasler v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd; Curtis v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd; Singtel Optus Pty Ltd v Almad Pty Ltd 2014 NSWCA 266
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • October 3 2014

There have been inconsistent formulations of the "dishonest and fraudulent design" element of the second limb of Barnes v Addy since the Court of


When will the time for payment be essential?: Liang Zhen Lin v BHW Capital Pty Ltd & Anor 2013 NSWSC 1786
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • February 25 2014

This case illustrates the willingness of the Courts to imply a term that the time for payment is essential in circumstances where the timing was


When will a contract by frustrated for illegality?: PT Arutmin Indonesia v PT Thiess Contractors Indonesia 2013 QSC 332
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • February 25 2014

The Supreme Court of Queensland refused to find that changes in the law which affected a company's ability to engage a contractor or changes to the


When will a restraint of trade clause in a business sale be reasonable?: RPR Maintenance Pty Ltd v Marmax Investments Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 409
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • June 24 2014

This case provides a useful summary and analysis of the factors that a court will consider when deciding whether a restraint in a sale of business


Be very cautious when in the position of a director of both parties to a contract: Agricultural Land Management Ltd v Jackson No 2 2014 WASC 102
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • May 28 2014

This case provides a useful discussion on the duties of a person who is in the position of a director of both the vendor and the purchaser under a