The Federal Court recently imposed record penalties of $6m against a director and $12m against a corporation for contravening the Australian Consumer Law. Are we seeing a new era of tougher penalties for consumer law breaches?
A recent Federal Court decision has clarified the nature and extent of compensation payable by a litigant who has undertaken to compensate others affected by the operation of a wrongly-granted injunction.
Businesses involved in the provision of financial services are being urged to ensure they understand new obligations stemming from the launch of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) on 1 November 2018.
Two recent WA Court of Appeal decisions clarify the scope of an adjudicator’s jurisdiction, issues of set-off, and the ability to sever partially invalid determinations in the context of Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) adjudications.
Irrespective of the purpose of a joint venture, a question often arises: what is the nature of the respective obligations of the joint venture partners, and are those parties bound by fiduciary duties?