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We thought our construction contract was for “building work”!
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 24 2016

The Queensland Court of Appeal has confirmed that a contract for construction work at a coal export terminal at the Port of Gladstone was not a


TPD claims : a life insured’s duty
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 3 2016

In October 2015, we published “Don’t Be Hasty - Duties and the Common Pitfalls for Trustees and Insurers” (view here) which looked at the duties of


Franchisor’s obligations when setting marketing strategies
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Representative proceedings were commenced by a Pizza Hut franchisee, Diab Pty Ltd, (Franchisee) on behalf of all (apart from 11) Australian


The new unfair terms laws for small business contracts - are you prepared?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 21 2016

On 12 November 2016 new laws will commence making 'unfair terms' in 'standard form small business contracts' unenforceable. The laws will have a


DIY wills - creating more problems than solutions
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 21 2016

It used to be the case that a will had to meet strict criteria to be considered valid. However in Queensland, since 2006 any document which purports


High Court Redefines the Realms of Joining an Insurer to a Proceeding
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

The High Court recently heard an appeal brought by CGU Insurance from a decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria, challenging a declaration that CGU


Succession of trustees of SMSFs
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 23 2016

At the outset it is noted that the succession and appointment of trustees of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) are governed by the very


Policy Interpretation: Say what you mean!
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 21 2016

The principles of contract interpretation are well established; however we have seen a recent trend of in


Frustration of LTCS eligibility assessment
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 18 2016

Are MACA and LTCS legislation Interwoven to allow an insurer to utilise Section 86 of MACA to assess LTCS eligibility and base an LTCS application


Court decides no administration or management fees on dependency only claims
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 17 2016

The Supreme Court of Queensland in a recent decision delivered on 9 March 2016 held that there is no requirement under the Civil Proceedings Act 2011