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.

Victorian Supreme Court considers whether the granting of security to avoid threatened litigation against a third party constitutes an “uncommercial transaction”

27 February 2015

This week’s TGIF finds the grant of security by one company to avoid litigation against a related company is not necessarily voidable.

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Offers of compromise by acquiring authorities in Class 3 compensation proceedings

26 February 2015

The Court found that the dispossessed land owner was entitled to its costs up to and including the date the offer of compromise was made but, after that date, each party was required to bear its own costs of the litigation.

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Does your contract involve ‘construction work’ under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)? Guidance from the WA Supreme Court

26 February 2015

The delivery last week of the decision of the WA Supreme Court in Field Development Solutions Pty Ltd v SC Projects Australia Pty Ltd is interesting for at least three reasons.

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Striving for tougher penalties: The ACCC’s New Enforcement Priorities 2015

25 February 2015

On 19 February 2015, ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, launched the ACCC’s 2015 Compliance and Enforcement Policy.

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Update on recent developments regarding the funding of class actions

25 February 2015

The rapid growth of the litigation funding industry and a number of recent significant class action settlements has placed the spotlight on the funding of class actions in Australia.

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In the matter of Anglican Development Fund Diocese of Bathurst Board (recs and mgrs apptd)

20 February 2015

This week’s TGIF considers a recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW which confirms that a board of directors’ residual powers in receivership include consenting to judgment in favour of a creditor.

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Competition Review: February 2015/1

19 February 2015

This issue includes the Court’s decision against Fisher & Paykel and Domestic & General for false or misleading extended warranty representations, the Court’s decision against Coles for unconscionable conduct and the ACCC’s new petrol price reports.

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High Court confirms that a covenant not to sue will not extinguish a guarantor’s right of contribution

13 February 2015

The High Court's decision of Lavin v Toppi [2015] HCA 4 confirms that covenants not to sue will not prejudice the right of a guarantor to seek contribution.

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Fraud and indefeasibility of title

10 February 2015

A derivative action was brought by one of Cassegrain’s shareholders in the name of the company against Claude and Felicity seeking orders that the Dairy Farm be transferred back to Cassegrain because the title was procured by fraud.

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Can an adjudication determination be enforced by an insolvent company?

10 February 2015

A recent decision has considered the issue of whether an adjudication determination made under the Construction Contracts Act can be enforced by an insolvent company.

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