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Macpherson Kelley | Australia | 17 Dec 2021

win for liquidators: no more statutory set-off to unfair preference claims

In a win for liquidators, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia this week found that a creditor cannot rely on set-off under the…
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Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers | Australia | 28 Nov 2021

Decreasing staff discount on school fees found to be a breach of Australian Consumer Law

Decision in Newham v The Peninsula School [2021] FedCFamC2G 273 highlights critical areas of compliance for schools relating to fee discounts across…
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Chamberlains Law Firm | Australia | 1 Sep 2021

The new Federal and Circuit and Family of Australia: What can we expect?

Last year, legislation was passed merging the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia to make the Federal Circuit and…
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Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 23 Jul 2021

TGIF 23 July 2021 - Where the bloody hell are you? Some guidance on ‘carrying on business in Australia’

This week’s TGIF looks at the decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Donoghue v Russells (A Firm) [2021] FCA 798 in which Mr Donoghue appealed…
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Wolters Kluwer Asia-Pacific | Australia | 1 Apr 2021

Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Senior Registrar Colin Campbell, Ms Jennifer Howe and Mr Jonathan Davis QC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia…
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Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 10 Mar 2021

The family law courts merger: revolution or reshuffle?

This new Court, named the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA), will commence on 1 September 2021.
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Sydney Criminal Lawyers | Australia | 20 Feb 2021

Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court to Merge

While it hoped no one was looking last Monday night, the Morrison government whipped a 2019 bill out of its back pocket. Aimed at effectively…
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Opal Legal | Australia | 13 Dec 2020

How much do family law barristers charge?

In the recent past, there has been ongoing controversy and debate about the fees being charged by family lawyers. One newspaper report has suggested…
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K&L Gates LLP | Australia | 4 May 2020

“I wanna really really really wanna… take you to court.” VB trade mark dispute heads to the Federal Circuit Court in Australia

Fashion mogul and former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham has lost the first round of a trade mark battle with Australian skincare brand, VB Skinlab, in…
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Mills Oakley | Australia | 20 Apr 2020

Managing your high conflict dispute - Personality disorders in family law

The recent decision of Haak & Jusic [2020] FCCA 45 highlights the importance of long term compliance with advice from treating practitioners for…
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