Corrs In Brief

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

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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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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