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Clayton Utz | Australia | 19 Jun 2020

Contingency fees now available for class actions in the Victorian Supreme Court, so expect more class actions

Plaintiff lawyers will be allowed to charge contingency fees in class actions commenced in the Supreme Court of Victoria and for those fees to be…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 15 Jun 2020

Defamation in the Google age: search engines as publishers of defamatory content

In the recent decision of Defteros v Google LLC [2020] VSC 219, the Supreme Court of Victoria held search engine Google liable for "publishing"…

The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria | Australia | 11 Jun 2020

Defteros v Google LLC [2020] VSC 219

Mr George Defteros is a solicitor specialising in Criminal Law. He acted for a number of defendants to criminal charges arising out of Melbourne’s…

The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria | Australia, Global | 11 Jun 2020

Court refuses to enforce part of arbitration award where reasons inadequate and amount uncertain

In Tayar v Feldman [2020] VSC 66, the applicant sought recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award in the Supreme Court of Victoria. The award…

Mills Oakley | Australia | 5 Jun 2020

Use of handwriting experts and lay evidence in proving signatures

In a most interesting decision of the Victorian Supreme Court on 28 May 2020, the Plaintiff failed in her claim for specific performance of a…

Mills Oakley | Australia | 9 Apr 2020

COVID-19: What does it mean for planning matters?

COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus, is undoubtedly the most talked-about topic in the world right now and the impacts that the pandemic is…

Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers | Australia | 1 Apr 2020

Swiss Re successful on contract basics: offer and acceptance

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Victoria has confirmed the importance of clear acceptance of an offer for a contract to be binding. The…

Mills Oakley | Australia | 20 Mar 2020

Don’t make it personal - relief from liability under sections 419A and 443B

The severe restrictions imposed by State and Federal Governments on large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic are inhibiting, and in some cases…

Lander & Rogers | Australia | 18 Feb 2020

Toxic Waste Warehouse Fire: Court finds no Cover Policy

The proceeding arose from the high-profile fire at a storage warehouse in West Footscray. The warehouse contained large quantities of toxic chemicals…

Clyde & Co LLP | Australia | 3 Feb 2020

The state of “Competent Professional Practice” across Australia

The end of 2019 saw three medical negligence judgments handed down by the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria, and the Western Australian…
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