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Royal Commission First Public Sitting - Sep 2019

The first public sitting of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Commission) was held on 16 September 2019. Partner Tom Griffith and Senior Associates Antony Disciscio and James Nunn provide a summary.

The first public sitting did not involve any witnesses, and there was no leave to appear granted to any parties, rather its purpose was for the Commission to set out its work to date, its priority areas of enquiry and its expected course.

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – Update - Sep 2019

What does “neglect” mean within “violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation”? Partner Tom Griffith and Mark Caile Lawyer discuss. 
 

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) - first public hearing, draft accessibility strategy, community forums - Aug 2019

First Public Hearing

On 16 September 2019, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will hold its first public sitting. This will take place in Brisbane, and you can register to attend here. At the same time as it is scheduling the first public sittings, the Commission will also be scheduling and conducting a series of community forums around the country.

Mis-description of parties to contracts and the doctrine of misnomer - Aug 2019

Partner, Florian Ammer and Associate, Hannah Veldre discuss the manner in which courts may correct errors in the description of parties to contracts.

Trouble in Paradise: Glencore loses High Court bid to restrain Tax Office from using leaked documents - Aug 2019

What happens when confidential communications between a client and their lawyer are leaked and end up in the hands of a third party?

Partner, Martin del Gallego and Law Clerk, Matthew Harris review the recent High Court of Australia decision of Glencore International AG & Ors v Commissioner of Taxation of the Commonwealth of Australia & Ors.

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) – Update - Aug 2019

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Commission) has made a number of announcements and held a number of workshops in recent weeks, as it gathers pace.

Summary of Key Submissions in Westpac Banking Corporation & Anor v Lenthall & Ors (S154/2019) - Aug 2019

For those with a keen interest in the future of the so called ‘common fund order’ in the Australian class action landscape (lawyers, funders and corporates alike), the recent filing of reply submissions sees the strategies set and battle lines drawn for next week’s much anticipated hearing of the appeals to the High Court of Australia in Lenthall and Brewster.  Before we get to the much anticipated hearing (on 13 August 2019), familiarise yourself with the key aspects of the parties’ respective positions, as summarised below. 

Significant NSW Security of Payment Amendments to Apply to Contracts Entered Into On or After 21 October 2019 - Jul 2019

The long awaited changes to the NSW Security of Payment regime will commence in respect of construction contracts entered into on or after 21 October 2019.  The largely contractor friendly changes are significant and need to be understood and applied to effectively access the Act’s cash-flow benefits.

The 2018 Security of Payment Amendments arise from the Dead! - May 2019

After falling victim to the NSW election caretaker period, the 2018 Security of Payment amendments have risen from the dead, with the corporate veil to be drawn back faster than previously telegraphed. 

Can a principal elect to claim general damages rather than liquidated damages? - May 2019

Agreements on liquidated damages for delay provide certainty for principals and contractors alike. But what happens if your actual loss arising out of a delay far exceeds the rate of your liquidated damages?

Tim Coleman, Partner, and Emer Sheridan, law graduate, consider whether a principal can elect to claim general damages despite the existence of a valid liquidated damages clause.

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