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.

A liquidator’s equitable lien: because justice requires it

24 February 2017

A recent Court of Appeal decision has affirmed that liquidators may claim an equitable lien to recover their costs and expenses, even if no assets are realised and no fund exists.

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One bad apple can spoil the barrel: the importance of clearly defining intellectual property rights

20 February 2017

Failing to clearly define IP in licences and agreements can have serious consequences.

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Liquidators vindicated in refusing to conduct public examinations using a creditor’s law firm

17 February 2017

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of ACN 151 726 224 Pty Ltd (in liq) [2016] NSWSC 1801, where the Court dismissed a creditor’s application to remove liquidators who had refused to conduct public examinations of a director.

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Making an example of wrongdoing: penalty orders against ASX listed company and its director

10 February 2017

This week’s TGIF considers a decision in which ASIC sought significant penalty orders against a listed public company and its director for misleading and deceptive statements in a prospectus, non-disclosure to the ASX and breach of directors duties

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Why right of entry for safety reasons is not so easy

9 February 2017

In this article, we analyse CFMEU (NSW Branch) v Acciona Infrastructure Australia Pty Ltd and Ferrovial Agroman (Australia) Pty Ltd t/as the Pacifico Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture [2017] NSWIRComm 1000 (17 January 2017).

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Analysis: Discussion Draft of EPA Amendment Bill 2017

7 February 2017

The Draft of the Environmental Planning Act Amendment Bill in New South Wales makes things clearer but does it go far enough?

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The cost of an inaccurate planning certificate

7 February 2017

Councils can be held liable for providing misleading planning information – even if an entity did not request that guidance.

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Watching the Watchman – Full Federal Court rejects Australian Privacy Commissioner’s stance on metadata

27 January 2017

In a decision that has important ramifications for the regulation of metadata in Australia, the Full Federal Court has dismissed Telstra’s appeal of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal’s decision in the Ben Grubb metadata case.

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‘A Tragedy Waiting to Happen’: Record OHS fine confirms why risk assessments are key

23 January 2017

A tragic recent case in which a transport company was fined a record amount for breaching its OHS duties confirms that safety and legal compliance requires competent risk assessments and a timely response to their outcomes.

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New procedural rules for Western Australia confirm the State’s commitment to arbitration

19 January 2017

On 3 January 2017, the Supreme Court of Western Australia introduced the Supreme Court (Arbitration) Rules 2016 (WA), a clear sign of the Western Australian courts’ commitment to international and domestic arbitration.

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