Publications

Corrs produce a range of publications to keep you informed on legal developments that may affect your business, industry and environment. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their breadth of knowledge and draw from diverse experiences to deliver content that is timely and targeted.

The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) – where are things at?

12 November 2018

Chapters 3 and 4 of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) – including the new BCIPA regime – will commence on 17 December 2018. Download our guide to the Act here.

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Assign o’ the times: Assigning statutory causes of action

9 November 2018

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Pentridge Village Pty Ltd (in liq) v Capital Finance Australia Ltd [2018] VSC 633, where the Supreme Court of Victoria considered whether a liquidator was able, as a matter of law, to assign statutory causes

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Two key lessons from ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’

9 November 2018

On the morning of 18 October 2018, the domain scottmorrison.com.au was available for purchase in an expired domain auction for the bargain price of $50.

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Perception is paramount: Administrator denied appointment as liquidator

2 November 2018

This week’s TGIF article looks at the decision of Hooke v Bux Global Ltd (No 6) [2018] FCA 1545, where Bux Global Ltd (Bux Global) was wound up on just and equitable grounds and the perceived independence of a director-appointed liquidator was questi

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Bigger bite for the NSW Security of Payment Act

2 November 2018

The NSW Parliament will soon pass into law important amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (1999).

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QLD Planning and Environment Court refuses change of position in conditions appeal

29 October 2018

A recent decision of the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has refused to allow a local government to change its position in a conditions appeal without adequate explanation for the change.

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Perils of a complex, corporate collapse: Administrators’ conduct justified and personal liability limited

26 October 2018

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Currie, in the Matter of The Country Wellness Group [2018] FCA 1455, where the administrators approached the Court for orders to justify their continuation of inter- company loans and to limit any personal l

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Don’t hold me back: Injunctions restraining mortgagee sales

19 October 2018

This week’s TGIF considers the decision in Six Bruce Pty Ltd v Jadig Finance Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 552, where the Court granted an injunction to temporarily restrain a mortgagee’s sale despite the mortgagor not making any payment into Court.

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Don’t scratch the service: Court clarifies rules for service for claims commenced under the Corporations Act

12 October 2018

This week’s TGIF considers a NSW Court of Appeal judgment which denied leave to appeal from a decision which dismissed an application to set aside service of an originating process not served “as soon as practicable”.

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Talking Trash: What you need to know about Queensland's Proposed Waste Levy

5 October 2018

The Queensland Government has introduced the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 which, if passed, will implement a levy on waste from 4 March 2019.

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