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Mills Oakley | Australia | 10 Dec 2020

Nursing Board succeeds in de-registering nurse at VCAT; VCAT orders nurse to pay the Board’s legal costs

Ms Abha Kumar was a registered nurse and Nurse Unit Manager at a residential aged care facility in East Melbourne. On 3 July 2015 Mr Lionel Cox, aged…

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…

Macpherson Kelley | Australia | 7 Jan 2020

Is your time up? Builders and building contractors need to check they're insured for defect claims

Time limitations for property owners in Victoria suing for defective building work can vary depending on whether a certificate of occupancy or a…

Maddocks | Australia | 12 Dec 2019

The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 - ESMs, rent reviews and cooling off

Since the issue of VCAT’s advisory opinion in May 2015 (Opinion), the retail leasing sector has been grappling with uncertainty about a landlord’s…

Holding Redlich | Australia | 10 Dec 2019

Tribunal rules retail landlords cannot claw back fit-out costs from defaulting tenants

A recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has clarified the legal position in Victoria with respect to a landlord’s…

Russell Kennedy | Australia | 26 Nov 2019

Retail Leases: Richmond Football Club take out the win, this time in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Victoria (Supreme Court) in Richmond Football Club Ltd v Verraty Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 597 overturned an earlier decision of the…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Australia | 14 Nov 2019

Recent VCAT refusals for three of five solar projects

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has provided insights into relevant considerations for proposed solar farms in three recent…

Clayton Utz | Australia | 31 Oct 2019

Quantum meruit and repudiation: not the bonanza it once was

A builder's entitlement to recover on a quantum meruit basis (essentially, "amount deserved") following acceptance of an owner's repudiation of a…

Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 18 Oct 2019

High Court clarifies availability of quantum meruit following repudiation of a building contract

The High Court’s recent decision in Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32 (Mann v Paterson) has brought clarity to an area that has…

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | Australia, Belize, Canada, etc. | 11 Oct 2019

Quantum meruit claims after termination: a changing of the tide?

A decision of the Hight Court of Australia earlier this week has held that restitutionary claims on a quantum meruit (i.e. Reasonable price) basis by…
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