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Payments made by mistake and the defence of change of position

Australia - May 19 2014 The High Court has confirmed that where it is claimed that a payment was made by mistake the defence of change of position will still apply where it

Prudential Standard SPS 220 Risk Management (SPS 220): Risk Management Declaration - 1 October 2014

Australia - October 28 2014 APRA has confirmed that it will amend the Risk Management Declaration required under Paragraph 33 of SPS 220 Risk Management so that it will include

Tamiz v Google Google’s liability for defamatory content

United Kingdom - February 25 2013 Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal in London handed down a significant decision concerning Google's liability for defamatory content. In this

Wind energy facilities - recent VCAT ruling

Australia - April 23 2013 The Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has published an interim decision in relation to a proposed wind farm development near Seymour

Improper registration of security interests (IRS) under the PPSA

Australia - September 15 2014 The Register created under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009(Cth) (PPSA) is normally used to register and protect the rights of secured

Dallas buyers club fights ISPs for customer details ahead of copyright code

Australia - February 23 2015 While the telecommunications industry and rights holder groups work to reach agreement on an industry code to tackle online copyright infringement

Aged care alert: February 2015

Australia - February 16 2015 The Department of Social Services (DSS) has released a discussion paper outlining its proposed changes to simplify financial and prudential reporting

Protected action ball orders: what constitutes “genuinely trying to reach an agreement”?

Australia - February 16 2015 In the recent case of Esso Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU, CEPU and AWU 2015 FWCFB 210, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the

New Guide to Securing Personal Information released

Australia - February 3 2015 In January 2015, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released a new 'Guide to Securing Personal Information.' Although the

Repetitious payment claims may be an abuse of process

Australia - February 3 2015 In a recent decision in Ku-Ring-Gai Council v Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd 2014 NSWSC 1534, the New South Wales Supreme Court has addressed whether