Corrs In Brief

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

What you need to know about Victoria’s Draft Apartment Design Standards

19 August 2016

The Victorian Government’s Better Apartments Draft Design Standards have been released with potentially significant implications for those in the development industry.

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Winky Pop v Mobil: Lost Opportunities for Land Developers

18 August 2016

A recent decision by the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal in Winky Pop Pty Ltd v Mobil Refining Australia Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 187 has clarified the availability of loss of opportunity damages in land contamination cases.

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Australian Olympic Committee v Telstra: Federal Court draws a ‘fine line’ on ambush marketing

10 August 2016

The legality of ambush marketing tactics in Australia and the protection of the value of sponsorship rights in relation to the Olympic Games has recently been brought to a head in the decision of the AOC v Telstra [2016] FCA 857.

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Must try harder: ASIC’s Half Term Report Card

9 August 2016

ASIC’s report on enforcement outcomes for the first part of 2016 reveals a rise in criminal charges and infringement notices.

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Even Matildas need childcare: An analysis of Garriock v Football Federation Australia

8 August 2016

As the Matildas compete at the Rio Olympics, we revisit a recent decision rejecting an indirect discrimination claim by former midfielder, Heather Garriock.

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Dangerous Alliances: Is Peter Druker right about Joint Ventures?

5 August 2016

A quarter of joint ventures end in dispute, so is Peter Druker’s take on them accurate and how can you mitigate against things going awry?

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Keeping up with the Kardashians when recording and publishing private matters

4 August 2016

A timely reminder of the various laws across the States and Territories regarding the recording and publishing of private conversations or activities.

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Is Toll and Sea Swift the exception or a new normal?

3 August 2016

On 1 July 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal granted Sea Swift Pty Limited authorisation to acquire Toll Marine Logistics Australia’s marine freight operations in the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland.

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Banks breathe easy for now

29 July 2016

It’s being hailed as a win for the banks. But could this week’s High Court decision in favour of ANZ be a pyrrhic victory?

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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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