A lawyer’s duty of confidence and the advancement of justice

Justice Kyrou explains the importance of justice and a lawyer’s duty of confidence in light of the Lawyer X scandal.

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New driving laws: a zero-sum game for NSW

What you need to know about NSW’s new drink driving laws. By JOHN SUTTON.

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The Constitutional limits of NCAT’s jurisdiction

Clients need to be advised of the Constitutional limits of NCAT’s jurisdiction so that alternative remedial avenues may be pursued. By RICHARD MCCULLAGH.

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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.

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Class action risk: now and in the future

Class action risk has increased significantly over the course of the past decade. By ROSS DRINNAN and JENNY CAMPBELL.

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An emergent duty of care owed by Australia to asylum seekers?

The Minister for Immigration owed a duty of care to a refugee at Papua New Guinea by reason of the salient features listed in Stavar:…

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When in Rome: jumping through the hoops of The Hague Convention

A certificate of service from an overseas authority, which is in a form different from that contemplated by the UCPR, might be a sufficient basis…

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Motor accidents compensation: 3 things you need to know

On 1 April 2015, the Motor Accidents Compensation Regulation 2015 (the Regulation) came into effect. The key function of the Regulation is to regulate the…

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The scope of a solicitor’s fiduciary duty

A fiduciary relationship does not arise merely by reason of the status of the relationship. It comes about due to what the solicitor agrees to…

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How safe is your franchise territory? The courts have decided

The courts have recently discussed the importance of a franchisor protecting their franchisee’s territorial rights in an exclusive territory. By NICK BIRBAS.

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