Publications

Corrs produce a range of publications to keep you informed on legal developments that may affect your business, industry and environment. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their breadth of knowledge and draw from diverse experiences to deliver content that is timely and targeted.

New combustible cladding regulations to commence in New South Wales

5 September 2018

New regulations will commence on 22 October 2018 that require owners of certain buildings to check for external combustible cladding and register all affected buildings with the NSW Government.

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You don’t own me: Queensland Court of Appeal confirms lessees don’t need to provide owner’s consent to development applications

4 September 2018

A recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that a development application does not need to be supported by the written consent of a lessee.

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Going South(ern): Summary enforcement of loans after Great Southern

31 August 2018

This week’s TGIF considers an increasingly common issue – how to conduct enforcement proceedings where a borrower’s loan is part of concluded group proceedings like those in Great Southern and Timbercorp.

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Public examinations during liquidation: which documents can liquidators obtain?

24 August 2018

How far do liquidators’ powers to demand documents for public examinations extend? In this week’s TGIF, we consider these questions in the context of the recent case of Re Cathro.

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A casual conundrum: Federal Court confirms substance over form when assessing casual employment

22 August 2018

The Full Federal Court has confirmed the essential criteria of casual employment, finding that an employee who was described as a casual but worked a regular roster set a year in advance was a permanent employee.

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The proposed Consumer Data Right scheme: What are the key features?

20 August 2018

The proposed ‘Consumer Data Right’ (CDR) is a scheme where individuals and businesses are able to access ‘their data’, or direct that their data is shared with other entities.

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Restoring trust – request to reinstate granted

17 August 2018

This week’s TGIF considers Brislane v ASIC, in the matter of Chiswick Universal Pty Ltd (in liq) [2018] FCA 1095, where the Court ordered that a deregistered company be reinstated to recover a valuable interest vested in the Commonwealth.

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True colours: the importance of getting colour right

15 August 2018

The recent Frucor v Coca-Cola decision relating to the colour green for Frucor’s ‘V’ Energy drinks highlights the importance of getting the colour right - the first time round.

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Stitched up by a subpoena side-step – methods for obtaining transcripts of ASIC examinations

10 August 2018

This week’s TGIF considers the case of TW McConnell Pty Ltd v SurfStitch Group Ltd (administrators appointed) (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 1149 and the different methods by which transcripts of examinations carried out by ASIC may be obtained, as well as like

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The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA): An overview

8 August 2018

Businesses involved in the provision of financial services are being urged to ensure they understand new obligations stemming from the launch of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) on 1 November 2018.

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