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The Enforceability of Oral Contracts

Australia - August 31 2016 If asked to consider what is a contract, it is likely that most people would immediately begin to think of a written agreement. It is important to

Novation in construction contracts what does it really mean?

Australia - August 30 2013 Novation is a significant feature of building and construction projects, particularly in relation to design and construct (D&C) procurement. It is

The four types of preliminary agreement don’t get yourself into an unintended bind.

Australia - February 13 2015 Could you be legally bound by negotiations in the absence of a formal contract? What about when a preliminary agreement states that negotiations are

Powers to Amend Trust Deed

Australia - August 31 2016 When a trust is created, the terms stipulated within the deed are binding on the subsequent actions of The Trustees in relation to the trust property

Children injured due to negligent acts of parents or carers: is there a legally enforceable duty of care in tort law?

Australia - June 12 2013 The New South Wales Court of Appeal has overturned a finding of liability against a grandmother who fell down a staircase while carrying her

'Facebook Official' Just dating or de facto by law?

Australia - April 19 2017 Whether you have been dating for a week or many years (and still waiting on that ring), most people will agree that these days it’s not official

Bikies and a Brothel, what could go wrong?

Australia - April 12 2017 Late in the evening on New Year’s Day 2012, a brothel called The Gentlemen’s Club located in a sleepy industrial estate in north Canberra went up in

Inviting someone to your home? Beware! They might end up suing you

Australia - April 12 2017 You need some work done to your home. You call a tradesman. He comes and gets started on the work. Everything seems to be going well. All of a sudden

Structuring Sport Correctly

Australia - April 11 2017 Sporting clubs and organisations are often set up without much thought as to the best legal structure to use. It then often becomes a thought process

The Take Off Trend - Commercial Use of Drones

Australia - April 11 2017 With the constant advancements in affordable drone technology, the ability for the people to purchase and operate drones is increasing. The majority