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Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers | Australia | 1 Jul 2022

NSW Court of Appeal reverses lower court decision and grants permanent stay of historical abuse claim

Warning: This article contains details about sexual assault and abuse which may be upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised…
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Buchanan Rees | Australia | 28 Jun 2022

High Court broadens the use of compulsory examinations

In a recent article, we analysed the Court's powers to summon a person for examination under Sections 596A and 596B of the Corporations Act 2001…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Australia | 28 Jun 2022

NSW Court of Appeal clarifies meaning of “interest in land” under Just Terms Act

The NSW Court of Appeal has confirmed that a personal interest is not a compensable “interest in land” under NSW compulsory acquisition legislation…
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The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria | Australia | 16 Jun 2022

Piercing the political veil: the future justiciability of pre-selection disputes in Victoria and NSW

While the Federal Election is run and won, the (new) Prime Minister entered the race with a wet sail, having already secured a handy victory in the…
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Mills Oakley | Australia | 15 Jun 2022

Case Note: The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Lismore v GLJ [2022] NSWCA 78

Father Anderson was a priest in the Diocese of Lismore between 1963 and 1970. He was Appointed to the Parish of Lismore for a period in the latter…
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Bennett + Co | Australia | 27 Apr 2022

Liability in negligence for dangerous recreational activities that are not obviously risky

Participating in certain recreational activities, including various sports, entails a certain level of risk to one’s physical wellbeing. The law…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Australia | 19 Apr 2022

Nobody expects the inquisition: High Court of Australia opens the door to extraordinary public examination powers to potential class action plaintiffs and beyond

In its recent decision in Walton v ACN 004 410 833 Limited (formerly Arrium Limited) (in liquidation) [2022] HCA 3 (Walton), the High Court of…
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Sydney Criminal Lawyers | Australia | 5 Apr 2022

High Risk Offender Who Breached Extended Supervision Order Has Sentence Reduced

On 9 April 2009, Simon Monteiro was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the aggravated sexual assault of his then girlfriend in her Bellevue Hil…
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Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 11 Mar 2022

Court sets aside statutory demand premised on poorly drafted deed

This week’s TGIF examines the decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in In the matter of Jana Pty Ltd [2022] NSWSC 112, considering whether…
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Cordato Partners | Australia | 14 Feb 2022

It’s the captain’s call to confine a person to a cabin on a cruise ship

Half-way through a 10 day cruise around islands in the Pacific, an 18 year old female was the victim of a sexual assault. Shortly afterwards, a male…
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