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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

Family constitutions what, when and why

Australia - November 2 2015 Family businesses can be difficult to manage due to the effects of expansion and generational change. It is said that the typical family business

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

Enforcement of guarantees against a wife the Yerkey v Jones principle

Australia - June 29 2011 Despite criticism, a special equity established in the 1930s is still available which entitles a wife (if the circumstances permit) to relief from enforcement of a guarantee she has given as security for her husband’s debts

'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

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

Professional sport is a recreational activity; and there are insurance implications!

Australia - April 11 2017 Mr Goode (plaintiff) was riding a horse named “Shot of the Rails” at the Queanbeyan Racecourse on 29 June 2009. Mr Angland (defendant) was riding a