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.

Competition Review: June 2014/2

30 June 2014

This issue includes updates on the Federal Court’s finding that Coles marketing claims were misleading and the court enforceable undertaking provided by Barossa Farm Produce for misrepresenting its ‘Black Pig’ products.

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Supreme Court finds that a bank does not owe a duty of care to investigate the financial circumstances of its debtor

27 June 2014

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Westpac v Diagne in which the NSW Supreme Court held that a bank did not owe a duty of care to investigate the financial circumstances of a borrower to determine if a loan was appropriate for them.

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Can an adjudicator determine a payment in favour of a respondent on its counterclaim? Alliance Contracting Pty Ltd v James [2014] WASC 212

25 June 2014

The recent decision by Justice Beech of the WA Supreme Court in Alliance Contracting Pty Ltd v James [2014] WASC 212 has clarified the scope and operation of section 31(2) of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA).

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School chaplaincy legislation overturned - Williams v Commonwealth of Australia [2014] HCA 23

25 June 2014

On 19 June 2014, the High Court of Australia delivered its decision in the matter of Williams v Commonwealth of Australia [2014] HCA 23 (Williams (No 2)).

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FoFA amendments back in the spotlight

25 June 2014

Following the tabling of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Report on the Inquiry into the Corporations Amendment Bill 2014, Senator Mathias Cormann, has released the Government’s response to the Report.

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June 2014 Energy Sector Update

24 June 2014

This edition highlights recent amendments to the term and conditions of an Authority to Prospect under the Petroleum and Gas Act 2004 (Qld) and includes information about the proposed new overlapping tenure regime for coal and CSG in Queensland.

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Queensland’s new regime for overlapping coal and CSG tenures

23 June 2014

On 5 June 2014 the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld) was introduced into Queensland Parliament.

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Court confirms the relevance of unsecured creditors’ interests when granting extensions under Personal Property Securities Register regime

20 June 2014

This week’s TGIF considers a Supreme Court of New South Wales decision on the factors the Court will take into account in deciding whether to extend the time for registration of a security interest.

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Stop! Enforcing an adjudication determination in Western Australia by means of a statutory demand? You must first obtain leave of the Court

19 June 2014

The recent decision gives clear guidance to those in the building and construction industry wishing to enforce a favourable adjudication determination by issuing a statutory demand. Leave of the Court to enter a judgment must first be obtained.

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Competition Review: June 2014/1

18 June 2014

This issue covers the ACCC’s commencement of proceedings against the Australian Egg Corporation for cartel conduct, further fines for Harvey Norman franchisees and the memorandum of understanding between the ACCC and China’s Ministry of Commerce.

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