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High Court of Australia's decision on Arrium examination summons has far-reaching consequences for directors and insurers

Australia - February 24 2022 The High Court of Australia has determined in a split 3:2 decision that shareholders of a company that is in liquidation can use the public…

Marcus O’Brien

Australian Construction Industry Insurance Update - November 2021

Australia - November 5 2021 All three consultants appealed to the Court of Appeal of Victoria. The Court of Appeal in its decision of 26 March 2021 largely upheld the VCAT…

Sarah Metcalfe, Marcus O’Brien, Matthew Smith

Australian Construction Industry Insurance Update

Australia - February 19 2021 There have been a number of important developments for individuals who provide engineering services in Queensland. The engineering industry should be…

Marcus O’Brien, James Rigney, Matthew Smith, Maxine Tills

Public Examinations cannot be used for Private Purposes: ACN 004 410 833 Ltd (formerly Arrium Limited) (in liq) v Michael Thomas Walton

Australia - December 8 2020 The NSW Court of Appeal dismissed an application for a public examination by disgruntled investors investigating the potential for a class…

Marcus O’Brien

Australian Construction Industry Insurance Update

Australia - June 30 2020 The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (Act) has recently commenced. The Act places new obligations on design and building practitioners…

Marcus O’Brien, Matthew Smith