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.

The Probuild decision: Finding the balance in construction industry payment

28 June 2016

This month’s decision by the NSW Supreme Court in Probuild could change the commercial claims environment for construction and engineering in NSW. Does it herald change for the better?

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Challenging unlawful local government rates: What are the options for landowners?

28 June 2016

WIth the end of the financial year approaching, Queensland’s local governments are finalising their 2016/2017 budgets, including setting rates for land. Landowners should be aware of their options for challenging unlawful rates.

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A vexed case - Court reigns in vexatious litigant to protect Bank

24 June 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the Federal Court decision of National Australia Bank Ltd v Garrett [2016] FCA 714 in which the Court stepped in to invalidate and restrain an improper registration on the PPSR

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Preparing for the extended unfair contract terms regime (VIDEO)

22 June 2016

The Unfair Contract Terms regime is being extended to small businesses from November 12th. In this short video Corrs partners Andrew McCormack and Joseph Barbaro consider how businesses can prepare.

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Changes to Queensland’s Land Access Regime

21 June 2016

An overview of the evolving land access regime in Queensland and the practical effect of the changes for both landholders and resource authority holders.

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BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd v PT Bayan Resources TBK [2016] SGHC(I) 01

21 June 2016

In its first written judgment, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) provides some insight into Singapore’s approach to contractual interpretation, including in relation to implied terms and ambiguity, and the impact of foreign illegali

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Guarantors must ‘pay now, sue later’

17 June 2016

This week’s TGIF considers Palaniappan v Westpac Banking Corporation [2016] WASCA 72 in which the Court clarified the scope of ‘suspension clauses’ in guarantee agreements.

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Stricter laws for franchisors? Responses to the 7-Eleven wage scandal

15 June 2016

We examine the FWO’s investigation of 7-Eleven and possible regulatory responses to the recent wage scandal, and ask: how can franchisors prepare for stricter workplace laws?

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Not Worth the Regulatory Gamble

14 June 2016

Online operators have received a timely reminder on the risks of misleading representations following a Federal Court judgment. The ruling provides guidance to these organisations and demonstrates the substantial pecuniary penalties that can apply.

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‘What a Legend’ – Court rejects recognition of foreign proceeding and orders wind up in the face of Chapter 11 bankruptcy

10 June 2016

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of Legend International Holdings Inc [2016] VSC 308 in which the Court declined to recognise a US Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding and made orders that the company be wound up.

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