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.

Commercially Sensitive: Confidential meets Open Justice

3 November 2016

How can you protect commercially sensitive information when it’s being tendered in evidence?

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Where’s Your COMI? – Recognition of Foreign Proceeding

28 October 2016

This week’s TGIF considers Wood v Astra Resources Ltd (UK Company No 07620218) [2016] FCA 1192, in which the Federal Court was asked to recognise a foreign proceeding under the Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency.

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New Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements to be Established

28 October 2016

‘Foreign persons’ will soon be required to notify the ATO of their interests in registrable water entitlements and contractual water rights, under a new bill to amend the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015 (Cth).

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“Common fund” litigation funding model approved by the Full Federal Court – with strings attached

28 October 2016

On 26 October 2016, the Full Court of the Federal Court allowed an application for a “common fund order” in a class action for the first time.

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Early Completion and its Effect on the Contractor

26 October 2016

This article addresses two questions related to early completion. The first is whether the contractor is entitled to complete early. The second question is whether a contractor is entitled to an extension of time where it plans to complete early and

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Hand them over! Director entitled to inspect documents prepared by a receiver

21 October 2016

This week’s TGIF considers Navarac Pty Ltd v Carrello [2016] WASC 327, in which the court held that a director was entitled to inspect certain records created by a receiver during the course of the receivership.

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Queensland Planning and Environment Court provides guidance on when historical development approval conditions attach to land

20 October 2016

A recent decision by the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has provided much-needed guidance on the vexed issue of when, and how, development conditions attach to land.

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Why Biosecurity is now a planning, construction and procurement matter

17 October 2016

Local governments, developers and contractors in South-East Queensland need to be aware of how the recently commenced Biosecurity Act 2014 has affected the way they should deal with pest issues and manage construction sites.

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Arbitration: Can it assist in the development of the common law – An Australian point of view

17 October 2016

‘Foreign persons’ will soon be required to notify the ATO of their interests in registrable water entitlements and contractual water rights, under a new bill to amend the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015 (Cth).

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Not my guarantee! Trade creditor faces consequences for accepting electronic signature at face value

14 October 2016

The NSW Court of Appeal recently rejected an appeal from a decision which held that a company director was not personally liable as a guarantor in circumstances where his electronic signature had been affixed to the guarantee without his knowledge.

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