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Assigning the right to sue - the new provisions'

Australia - April 4 2017 External administrators of companies can now assign any right to sue that is conferred on them by the Corporations Act, for example voidable…

Thomas Russell.

Is a lawyer immune from a legal suit? The doctrine of ‘Advocate’s Immunity’

Australia - May 31 2016 In simple terms, advocate’s immunity is a doctrine of the common law which operates to prevent an unhappy litigant from suing their lawyer over the…

Thomas Russell.

You should have settled: why Calderbank offers are important

Australia - July 28 2015 If you receive a settlement offer during a dispute, be careful to understand what kind of offer it is. If it is a 'Calderbank offer', and you reject…

Florian Ammer.

Requesting arbitration in a legal dispute: the importance of what you agreed

Australia - May 20 2015 Two recent decisions of Justice Hammerschlag in the New South Wales Supreme Court in John Holland Pty Limited v Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd…

Simon Morris.

Taking on the government: what is misfeasance in public office?

Australia - February 26 2015 A class action has been issued in the New South Wales registry of the Federal Court by applicants claiming to have suffered damage as a result of…

Anne Freeman.