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Insurable Interest - Issue 45 - That's not fair
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 13 2018

Ever had that sinking feeling that a judge is not giving your case a fair hearing? Or that a judge has made up his or her mind about the case without

Changes to medical powers of attorney
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 9 2018

From 12 March 2018, the new Victorian Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will become effective. The new laws will replace the previous

Greater clarity on self-reporting foreign bribery offences
  • DLA Piper
  • Australia
  • January 30 2018

In December 2017, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) jointly released Best Practice

Investing in Australia FIRB’s tax conditions
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • January 23 2018

Often, a foreign investor must seek the Australian Treasurer’s approval to directly or indirectly invest in Australia. The application is made to the

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2017 Developments and Predictions for 2018
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, Russia, United Kingdom, OECD, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India
  • January 12 2018

This past year marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Since its enactment in 1977, the U.S. Department of

Legal professional privilege and family law - can you rely on communications between your spouse and their lawyer?
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • January 8 2018

Legal professional privilege protects certain communications between a client and their lawyer. Unless privilege is waived, other parties cannot

Mental Health - a client's capacity to provide lawful, proper and competent instructions
  • BAL Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 8 2018

Rule 8 of the Legal Profession (Solicitors) Conduct Rules 2015 (ACT) provides that a solicitor must follow a client’s lawful, proper and competent

Legal Professional Privilege under Australian Law
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • December 20 2017

For privilege to apply it is necessary to show a communication was confidential, and that its dominant purpose was for the purpose of obtaining legal

Workplace Investigations: Procedural Fairness and the Privilege of Legal Professional Privilege
  • FCB Group
  • Australia
  • December 14 2017

If you are made aware of possible misconduct by an employee that may justify Disciplinary action, it is vital that a thorough workplace investigation

Australia: Royal Commission into the financial services industry announced
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • December 4 2017

After months of speculation, the Australian Government has announced that it will establish a Royal Commission into the alleged misconduct of