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Waiving goodbye to privilege

Australia - June 25 2015 In the second post of our legal professional privilege series, we examine instances when such a privilege may be lost by waiver. Waiver of legal…

Suzie Emery

Online defamation: a warning to anonymous posters

Australia - June 2 2015 A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia has sent a stark warning to online posters who make defamatory comments under the guise of a fake…

Andrew Poulton

Social media: a breach of confidence?

Australia - May 15 2015 The Supreme Court of Western Australia has found that individuals in a close relationship may owe one another equitable obligations of confidence…

Lucy Kennedy

Australian ISPs beware

Australia - April 21 2015 Australia's piracy laws could be anchoring some big Ships with a new Copyright Bill introduced into the Australian Parliament. The Bill gives power…

Malcolm McBratney, Andrew Poulton

Supreme Court of Victoria derails future of entrepreneurial class actions

Australia - November 12 2014 The number of shareholder class actions in Australia continues to grow at an impressive rate. However, a recent decision of the Supreme Court of…

Naomi Benton