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DLA Piper | Australia | 18 Jan 2017

Litigation funders and contingency fees under the spotlight in Victoria

On Monday, it was announced that the Victorian Attorney-General, the Hon Martin Pakula MP, has asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) to


DLA Piper | Australia | 14 Dec 2016

Discovering the future

Technology assisted document review (TAR) has been ordered for the first time in Australia by the Victorian Supreme Court. Given the large number of


DLA Piper | Australia | 29 Jul 2016

Banks reflect on guarantees, rejoice on fees

On 21 July 2016, the Victorian Court of Appeal confirmed that a guarantee and indemnity provided by an individual was invalid on the basis that NAB


DLA Piper | Australia | 10 May 2016

Victoria introduces new laws to tackle flaws in the building system

On 19 April 2016, a new piece of legislation designed to ‘restore confidence’ in the State’s $28 billion building industry, by tackling ‘longstanding


DLA Piper | Australia | 5 May 2016

Out of Bounds on the Full for Hird? An important case on defence costs coverage in regulatory actions

James Hird was on the losing end of a Supreme Court of Victoria proceeding against Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd this week, where he


DLA Piper | Australia | 11 Apr 2016

‘An undesirable situation’ - Victorian Court of Appeal decision in Metricon v Softley

Parties seeking leave to appeal a decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) will face now two different threshold tests


DLA Piper | Australia | 1 Apr 2016

Australia: Domestic violence intervention in the workplace

Employers are coming under increasing pressure to proactively deal with domestic and family violence issues in the workplace. This week, Victoria's


DLA Piper | Australia | 21 Mar 2016

Appeal dismissed: Difficult to avoid public IBAC probe

On Thursday 17 March 2016, the High Court dismissed an appeal against a decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal relating to the powers of the


DLA Piper | Australia | 8 Mar 2016

Australia: High Court totalises gaming licence disputes

On 2 March 2016, the High Court of Australia handed down its judgments in the related cases Tabcorp Holdings Limited v State of Victoria 2016 HCA 4


DLA Piper | Australia | 8 Feb 2016

Recent legislative changes in Victoria help pave the way for growth in solar distributed generation

Recent legislative changes in Victoria have given impetus to the debate about rooftop solar and the extent to which householders and businesses can

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