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NSW Parliamentary Inquiry recommends reforms to building laws

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry recommends reforms to building laws

On 13 November 2019, the New South Wales Parliament’s Legislative Council Public Accountability Committee released an interim report into its Parliamentary Inquiry into the regulation of building standards,...

21 November 2019

Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer in circumstances where...

13 November 2019

CSIRO successfully defends claims brought by former employee

KWM acted for CSIRO in successfully defending a $1.3 million general protections claim brought by a former employee in the Federal Court. The allegations concerned her employment at...

07 November 2019

You’ve got nothing to lose: Myer, Babcock & Brown, continuous disclosure obligations and securities litigation

Listed companies are subject to continuous disclosure obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 (the Act) and the ASX Listing Rules. Some of the principles underpinning those continuous disclosure...

28 October 2019
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ACCC exploring whether Australia’s merger control regime needs changing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the Commission) has recently cited difficulties in proving that some mergers would result in a breach of Australian competition laws as part...

23 October 2019

Industrial class action funders fair game in security for costs applications: Turner v Tesa Mining (NSW) Pty Limited [2019] FCA 1644

Mt Arthur Coal Pty Ltd (MAC) has successfully obtained security for costs orders against the litigation funder in the twin labour-hire class actions it is currently defending. ...

21 October 2019

Security of payment: the “pay now, argue later” attitude continues

In the recent decision of Sandvik Mining and Construction Australia Pty Ltd v Fisher [2019] WASC 352, the Supreme Court of Western Australia considered an application to prevent...

17 October 2019

Grounds for suspension: business-like approach to “reasonable cause”

A recent NSWSC decision has considered whether a Contractor had reasonable cause to suspend works for the failure by the Principal to pay $177.20 in interest on a...

10 October 2019

Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy – Call for Views

The Commonwealth Government has recently published a discussion paper inviting comment on potential changes to Australia’s cyber security regime, as part of a 2020 strategy to ensure Australia’s...

08 October 2019

Serve your adjudication application ASAP, or rocky times ahead

A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal, Niclin Constructions Pty Ltd v SHA Premier Constructions Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] QCA 177, emphasises the importance of...

26 September 2019

Delay and Disruption Protocol Revisited

A recent NSWSC decision in White Constructions Pty Ltd v PBS Holdings Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 1166 has revisited the practical application of the “common sense” causation test...

23 September 2019

The Future of 5G: Government Enquiry

5G, the next evolution of mobile technology, has already landed in Australia with both Telstra and Optus recently launching 5G products in selected areas. When it is fully...

23 September 2019

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