Corrs In Brief

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

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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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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ACCC takes franchisor to the cleaners for unconscionable conduct

3 February 2015

In a judgment handed down on 29 January 2015, the Federal Court has declared that South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd (in liq) engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of s 21 of the Australian Consumer Law.

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Our “top 10” employment, workplace & safety issues for 2015

2 February 2015

In this In Brief, we look ahead and identify the 10 key issues that are likely to dominate Australian employment, workplace and safety law in 2015.

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The new metropolitan strategy - A Plan for Growing Sydney

29 January 2015

On 14 December 2014, the NSW Minister for Planning released A Plan for Growing Sydney.

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Construing multiple easements: What lies beneath?

28 January 2015

Sydney Water and the Tempe Trust have been in dispute for several years over the amount of compensation which should be paid to the Tempe Trust following Sydney Water’s compulsory acquisition of four easements.

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Workplace policies: Aspiration or obligation?

21 January 2015

Whether a workplace policy is simply ‘aspirational’ or contractual in nature can be problematic. Much will depend on the language in question.

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Marine estate management legislation

20 January 2015

The Marine Estate Management Act 2014 commenced on 19 December 2014.

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Our “top 10” employment, workplace & safety issues from 2014

23 December 2014

In this In Brief, we highlight the 10 most significant developments in Australian employment, workplace and safety law in 2014.

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