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.

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Liquidator’s liens: the principle in universal distributing considered

The issue in Stewart v Atco Controls Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) [2014] HCA 15 (7 May 2014) was whether a liquidator was entitled to an equitable lien…

Labour productivity: crying wolf?

Improving labour productivity requires a long-term and multi-faceted strategy, as well as certainty of purpose. By ROWAN KELLY.