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.

Avoiding jurisdictional error: Is near enough good enough?

28 July 2016

The recent decision of the WA Supreme Court of Appeal in LORAC v Samsung [2016] WASCA 130 is an important one for parties seeking (or resisting an application for) judicial review of an adjudicator’s determination.

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Court Of Appeal Clarifies Restrictions in Responsible Entity Voting

28 July 2016

We take a look at the decision in AMP Life Ltd v AMP Capital Funds Management Ltd & Anor [2016] NSWCA 176. The decision clarifies the voting restrictions placed on responsible entities and their associates.

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What constitutes an “offshore case”? An analysis of the Singapore International Commercial Court’s second decision

26 July 2016

A recent decision by the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2016] SGHC(1) 02 provides guidance as to when a dispute will constitute an “offshore case”.

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Defamation Actions: What are the costs of partial success?

25 July 2016

Two recent appeal decisions – Hardie v Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd (No 2) and De Poi v Advertiser-News Weekend Publishing Company Pty Ltd (No 2) - have provided important practical guidance on two aspects of defamation practice.

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‘Without Prejudice’ Communications in Commercial Settlement Discussions

22 July 2016

If used correctly ‘without prejudice’ communications can assist in the timely and efficient resolution of commercial disputes (including disputes relating to claims on live projects). This article explores practical issues associated with the use of

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Supreme Court of Victoria dismissed application to set aside statutory demand on basis of spurious and hypothetical dispute

22 July 2016

This week’s TGIF considers Brandon Industries (Vic) Pty Ltd v Locker Pty Ltd where the Court dismissed an application to set aside a statutory demand due to the applicant’s failure to establish a genuine dispute or offsetting claim.

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Construction law update - July

20 July 2016

This publication provides a concise review of, and commercially focussed commentary on, the major judicial and legislative developments affecting the construction and infrastructure industry in recent months.

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Each organ is sovereign in its sphere: The distribution of corporate power

20 July 2016

A recent series of cases in the Federal Court and Full Federal Court have re-affirmed the basis for the distribution of corporate power between the members in general meeting and the board of directors.

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Australian Corporations Act not beholden to Chapter 11

15 July 2016

This week’s TGIF considers Legend International Holdings Inc (In Liquidation) v Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd & Kisan International Trading FZE [2016] VSCA 151 in which it was held that s 581 does not prohibit a winding up order where Ch

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PAY BACK – employer undertakes to reimburse employees more than $2 million in underpayments

13 July 2016

A recent enforceable undertaking affirms the importance of correctly calculating employee entitlements under modern awards.

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