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Russell Kennedy | Australia | 15 Feb 2024

Secondary victims in institutional abuse cases - The High Court of Australia rejects bid to avoid paying damages

On Thursday 8 February 2024, the High Court dismissed The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne’s application for special leave and permitted a father of…
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King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 9 Feb 2024

Closing Loopholes 2.0 - Government’s IR reform package passes the Senate

The Federal Government has now secured passage of the remainder of the Closing Loopholes Bill, implementing the final tranche of the Government's IR…
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Barry Nilsson | Australia | 23 Jan 2024

High Court decides conflict concerning consumer protection legislation

The High Court has allowed an appeal against a finding of misleading or deceptive conduct in circumstances where the representations made were…
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Macpherson Kelley | Australia | 17 Jan 2024

Mitsubishi dealer declared winner by High Court

In its recent judgement, the High Court has ruled in favour of Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd (Mitsubishi) and Macpherson Kelley client Northpark…
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K&L Gates LLP | Australia | 17 Jan 2024

Australian Unfair Contract Terms Laws and International Business: High Court Finds Global Contract Subject to Australian Laws and Class Action Waiver Clause to be Unfair

The High Court of Australia (the Court) has provided important guidance on the application of Australia’s unfair contract terms (UCT) regime to global…
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Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 16 Jan 2024

High Court determines that Australia’s unfair contract term laws extend to overseas dealings

The High Court of Australia has held that Australia’s unfair contract term laws have extraterritorial application and will apply even where applicable…
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Cordato Partners | Australia, New Zealand | 11 Dec 2023

Passenger wins on liability, Carnival wins on damages, in the Ruby Princess class action for the COVID cruise

This article is an analysis of Karpik v Carnival plc (The Ruby Princess) (Initial Trial) [2023] FCA 1280, a decision of the Federal Court of…
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Piper Alderman | Australia | 5 Dec 2023

Year in Review: Restructuring & Insolvency

Following two significant insolvency decisions in the High Court of Australia (Bryant v Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd and Metal Manufactures…
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King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 29 Nov 2023

Political compromise - changes to the Government’s IR reform package

To address concerns raised by some employer groups, unions and the Greens, the Federal Government proposed almost 100 changes to Closing Loopholes…
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Cordato Partners | Australia | 13 Nov 2023

Can a company director be ordered to pay for a property if they sign a personal guarantee in a Contract for Sale?

It is conveyancing practice that a company director signs a personal guarantee when they purchase a property in the company name. What is their…
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