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Unhappy meal
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • July 21 2014

The plaintiff was injured when he slipped and fell on stairs at a McDonalds restaurant. To access the counter at the restaurant, customers had to


Booze at own risk
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 24 2009

In a landmark decision of the High Court, a hotel publican has escaped liability for the death of an intoxicated patron


Pre-nups: changes make things easier
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 22 2009

Changes to the law relating to binding financial agreements (BFA) between spouses and de-facto parties have been made to make them easier to enter into and more binding


Council goes down
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 24 2009

The failure of the Lorne Foreshore Committee to fence a steep embankment connecting a road with the beach in Lorne was held to breach its duty of care


Scrag fight
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 24 2009

An all in brawl erupted at a New Years Eve event at a reception centre after two women on the dance-floor got into a fight over a cigarette


Ding Ding
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 24 2009

In our June 2008 edition of Insurable Interest, we reported on a case involving a negligent motorist who collided with a tram


Changes to the Family Law Act (1975) - important information for de facto couples
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 21 2010

There have been some important changes to the Family Law Act (The Act) concerning domestic couples (de facto couples


Knowledge is power
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 25 2011

The NSW Court of Appeal has recently considered the liability of a property owner and his plumber for the death of a handyman electrocuted by a redundant solar hot water system


Deceased estates & testamentary trusts: sro confirms duty exemption
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 30 2011

Earlier this month, the State Revenue Office (SRO) clarified its position regarding section 42(1)(a) of the Duties Act 2000 (the Act), confirming it will treat a transfer from the executor to the trustee of the testamentary trust as if it were a transfer to a beneficiary, provided the transfer is in conformity with the trusts contained in the will of the deceased, and is not for valuable consideration


Dangerous liaison
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

The plaintiff suffered serious brain injury after a speed boat driven by her intoxicated partner at high speed collided with another boat