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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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Disclosure Management Plans: what does the court expect?

19 July 2017

A recent case highlights the Court’s attitude to disclosure management plans and the perils of failing to proactively limit the number of documents for review.

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Extensions of time to register PMSIs under the PPSA: It is a lack of prejudice universally acknowledged…

14 July 2017

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of Duke Contracting Australia Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 767 where the New South Wales Supreme Court considered how a secured creditor seeking an extension to register a PMSI can demonstrate that the extension would

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Granting extensions of time in construction contracts: a duty of good faith may apply

12 July 2017

A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision that applied a duty of good faith to the discretion to extend time in construction contracts has important implications for owners and contractors.

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ASIC enforces superannuation entities’ section 29QB disclosure obligations

11 July 2017

ASIC has intervened in relation to 21 superannuation trustees over potential breaches of section 29QB, which requires superannuation funds to disclose Transparency Information on their websites and keep it up to date at all times.

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