Adjournments and e-trials in the COVID-19 context

Two recent cases raise concerns about pursuing e-trials to avoid delays when the circumstances would have likely warranted an adjournment a few months ago. 

Elder law & succession: June 2020

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Shifting perspective

Stacey Taylor worked in private practice for over a decade before transitioning into banking and later in-house counsel. Like many, she has faced challenging circumstances…

Riding the wave of change

The legal profession has experienced a lot of ups and downs since the outbreak of COVID-19. It’s a mixture of camaraderie and concern as the…

All out to sea

Many of the most severe restrictions imposed in the COVID-19 pandemic relate to overseas arrivals and border control. Currently, the most fatal cluster of cases…

Cruising through the Coronavirus: a journey through international law

With cruise ships in international limbo around the world, our expert investigates the tension between States’ rights and the humanitarian needs of passengers and crew.

The courts and the pandemic: the role and limits of technology

NSW courts have readily embraced technology to continue to deliver justice. However, even in a pandemic, there will be limits to the use of technology.

Could the ‘Great Writ’ lie to release prisoners at risk from COVID-19?

With prisoners at greater risk than the general population from COVID-19, habeas corpus is considered as a remedy for the release of vulnerable prisoners.

Parenting during a pandemic: best interests of the child remain paramount

With COVID-19 adding an extra complication to the lives of many families, how are families to approach their family law issues during this time ?

Elder law & succession: May 2020

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.