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.

Yarra City Council v MFB: The cost of legacy contamination

17 August 2017

In Yarra City Council v MFB (2017), the Victorian Court of Appeal held that Yarra City Council is liable for remediation costs linked to contamination caused by a coal tar pit installed decades before environmental legislation existed.

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What is the relevance of unaccepted offers to purchase the land in compulsory acquisition cases?

17 August 2017

The Court of Appeal of Queensland’s recent decision in Moreton Bay Council v Caseldan provides a useful review of the relevance of unaccepted offers to purchase land to the determination of the value of that land in resumption matters.

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Parliament passes Corrupting Benefits Legislation and preserves Building Code

14 August 2017

Last week, Federal Parliament passed the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017, and also voted down a Labor motion to disallow the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.

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Security for costs and property of the company – what’s available in the winding up?

11 August 2017

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of EH 2015 Pty Ltd (in liq) v Caratti (No 3) [2017] WASC 210 which concerned the rights of a liquidator to funds paid into court as security by a company which subsequently became insolvent.

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UHSIA v MACH (No 2): What are the considerations for developers?

4 August 2017

A recent NSW Land and Environment Court decision has revisited the question of physical commencement of a development consent for an open cut coal mine at Mount Pleasant in the upper Hunter Valley.

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Company Confidential: When are employee documents not privileged against their employer?

4 August 2017

This week’s TGIF considers what the UK decision of Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings PLC [2017] EWHC 1472 means for insolvency practitioners seeking to access potentially privileged documents created by employees of appointee companies.

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NSW Supreme Court rules compulsory acquisition can proceed despite proposed acquisition notices not being issued to all owners

1 August 2017

A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court confirms that there is no jurisdictional requirement that every person with an interest in land must be issued a proposed acquisition notice before the land can be compulsorily acquired.

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Exercise caution: when can fraud by a witness of a mortgagor’s signature on a mortgage be brought home to the bank?

28 July 2017

This week’s TGIF considers Spiliotopoulos v National Australia Bank Limited [2017] NSWSC 971, where a mortgagee alleged a witness fraudulently attested to his signature on a mortgage and the bank registered the mortgage with notice of fraud.

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The statutory ‘journalists’ privilege’: Has it done enough to protect journalists from being obliged to disclose confidential sources?

24 July 2017

The legal basis on which a journalist can protect the identity of an ‘anonymous’ source has been the subject of some significant developments in certain Australian jurisdictions.

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Third party payments – have you received an unfair preference?

21 July 2017

This week’s TGIF examines a recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales which considered whether payments made by a third party to a company’s creditors could be recovered as unfair preferences.

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