Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Crown directors dealt a winning hand as ASIC backs off

Crown directors dealt a winning hand as ASIC backs off

Key takeaways Crown directors avoid ASIC prosecution partly because they were entitled to rely on "what they were being told by senior management". Directors may properly discharge their duties and defend against claims of breach by reasonably relying on information...

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Beware – Exclusive Jurisdiction Clauses

Beware – Exclusive Jurisdiction Clauses

Jurisdiction clauses are often not examined as closely as they should be. You should ensure that your agreements contain a jurisdiction clause that nominates a convenient jurisdiction for your business. Jurisdiction clauses are often overlooked when parties are...

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Business Interruption Insurance Dispute

Business Interruption Insurance Dispute

In August 2020, we discussed a pending test case that considered whether insurers could deny liability for small business insurance claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court found in favour of small businesses, which has resulted in a large number of businesses...

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Building Disputes – Don’t DIY

Building Disputes – Don’t DIY

It's probably fair to say that you wouldn't ask your builder to give you legal advice (and you definitely wouldn’t ask us to build your house). However, we regularly see disputes between builders and home owners where both parties have failed to get legal advice at an...

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