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Important changes to Queensland’s defamation laws come into force

Australia - July 5 2021 As of 1 July 2021, the last of the recent reforms to the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld) came into effect, bringing Queensland’s defamation framework into…

Katharine Bligh, Rocco Russo, Lila Samysheva

Commercial leases - can a market rental determination be set aside?

Australia - May 13 2021 Commercial leases ordinarily provide for rent to be reviewed at particular intervals throughout a lease term, such as when an option to renew the…

Protecting your family home against creditors

Australia - April 6 2021 The presumption of advancement is commonly used as a means of protecting the family home against creditors. In a recent Federal Court decision, the…

Mali Karunaratne, Graham Roberts, Rocco Russo, Ben Williams

Can I terminate a business contract due to coronavirus?

Australia, United Kingdom - March 19 2020 Coronavirus has interrupted domestic and international supply chains adversely, affecting the performance of contractual obligations. Contractual…

Graham Roberts

Making a loan to a company and not to an individual as borrower: Is it a valid loan, a sham or procured by unconscionable conduct?

Australia - July 18 2019 Recently, the courts have considered the validity of loans made to a company in circumstances where the loan was guaranteed by an individual and it…

Mali Karunaratne, Graham Roberts, Rocco Russo, Ben Williams