Corrs In Brief

Corrs In Brief offers the latest updates on legal issues and developments, focusing on their impact to your business and industry.

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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Construction Arbitration Australian Jurisdiction - GAR know-how

21 July 2016

Andrew Stephenson, Lee Carroll and Jey Nandacumaran recently contributed the Australian jurisdiction section on Construction Arbitration to GAR know-how.

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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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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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Swept away – sea front erosion control in Queensland

7 July 2016

Recent wild weather has highlighted the risks of storm erosion to beach front development. But regulation in Queensland is complex and the protection of private land is not guaranteed.

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