‘Double-dipping’ and class actions: the casual conundrum continues

This article provides an update on the legal manoeuvring that has accompanied the WorkPac v Skene decision, which has caused widespread concerns in business circles. By…

Reflecting on a costly year: key themes and future predictions

In 2018 there were a number of important cases which illuminated issues in relation to legal costs. By MICHELLE CASTLE and ANDREW BAILEY.

Accounting for the ‘wholesale plundering’ of a business

High Court confirms knowing participant in a breach of fiduciary duty is liable to account for any benefit gained as a result. By KATE BOYD.

Government prevails over Desane in WestConnex appeal

The NSW Government’s controversial WestConnex development project receives a boost in the Court of Appeal. By KYE TRAN-TSAI and BENJAMIN ADAMS.

How cyber resilient is your law practice?

Cyber resilience depends on individual awareness combined with appropriate technical responses. By SIMONE HERBERT-LOWE.

First judicial consideration of family law property arbitration reforms

Braddon & Braddon is the first judicial clarification of when a family law property arbitral award can be reviewed, or registration opposed. By MATTHEW SHEPHERD.

Limited scope services: lessons from the Legal Assistance Sector

There is an increasing need for the formal recognition of limited scope services in legislation, ethics and court rules in Australia. By JOHN CORKER.

Total and permanent disability claims: NSWSC confirms insurers’ responsibilities

Supreme Court considers insurers’ duties to act reasonably and with utmost good faith as well as the bases for court intervention. By JEREMY HARRISON.

Under pressure: the link between risk and stress

It is important to recognise the close relationship between stress and the increased risk of a professional negligence claim. By CANDICE PERRIMAN.

The latest from the High Court: December 2018

Reporting and analysis of the latest key judgments from the High Court of Australia. By ANDREW YUILE.