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McCabe Curwood | Australia | 20 Feb 2020

Keyboard warriors beware! You may yet be discovered

In recent weeks the Federal Court of Australia has made interlocutory orders in two different sets of proceedings relating to applications for


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 20 Feb 2020

The Bell tolls for self-represented law firms seeking to recover costs

In the recent decision of United Petroleum Australia Pty Ltd v Freehills 2020 VSCA 15, the Victorian Supreme Court extended the High Court's


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 12 Feb 2020

Underpayment of wages - no business is immune

In Australia, there has been increased scrutiny by the Fair Work Ombudsman, the regulator, on employer's underpayment of wages or "wage theft" as it


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 4 Feb 2020

Rise and shine! What should you do in the event of a "Dawn Raid" from the ACCC

The ACCC has express powers to conduct civil searches of your businesses. That is, if a warrant is granted, they can enter and search the premises


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 28 Jan 2020

Misleading and deceptive conduct? Trivago

Many Australians would be familiar with Trivago. Simple but memorable marketing campaigns have encouraged consumers to think "Hotel? Trivago" when


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 23 Jan 2020

Treasury releases Financial Accountability Regime proposal

The word "Executive" may have been removed from the FAR acronym, but executives remain front and centre in Treasury's proposal to extend the BEAR to


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 21 Jan 2020

Not seeing through its charitable promises? The ACCC takes national eyewear retailer to court

National competition and consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) has commenced proceedings in the Federal


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 14 Jan 2020

ASIC'S guidance on Design and Distribution - Key points for insurance

ASIC's guidance on the Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) is broad ranging and principles based. The purpose of this article is not to


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 9 Jan 2020

Insurers faultless claims conduct ends in successful defence of claim

An insured's failure to cooperate in permitting the insurer to complete repairs pursuant to the policy constitutes a breach of the policy of insurance


McCabe Curwood | Australia | 18 Dec 2019

You may be on Christmas break but the Security of Payment Act isn’t

As the Christmas and New Year period approach rapidly and companies seek to finalise outstanding payment claims, it is imperative that an adequate

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