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A not so special leave – Mercanti v Mercanti [2017] HCA 1

The High Court has recently dismissed an application for special leave to appeal the Western Australian Court of Appeal’s decision in Mercanti v Mercanti [2016] WASCA 206, in respect of a case involving amendments to a family...more

Purpose, privilege and duty – surviving the break down

The recent decision of Sharpe v Grobbel [2017] NSWSC 1065 acts as a reminder for lawyers about their duty to claim privilege for clients even if they are no longer acting. It highlights the point in time in which common...more

When can fraud on a mortgage be brought home to the bank?

In a significant decision, that will be good news for lenders, the Supreme Court of New South Wales has confirmed the principle that fraud as an exception to indefeasibility of title only applies where the fraud can be...more

Shareholder seeks preliminary discovery against ASX listed company after share price plummets

Potential litigants sometimes lack sufficient documentation to make an informed decision whether to commence litigation against another party. Often, the party against whom litigation is contemplated is the same party who...more

Changes to competition law: The Misuse of Market Power Bill

The Senate is currently considering changes to the misuse of market power provisions in section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)....more

Is Google Incs Australian subsidiary a "publisher" for the purposes of a defamation claim - Mr Defteros claimed damages for...

The alleged defamatory matter - Mr Defteros claimed damages for defamation against both Google Inc and its Australian subsidiary, Google Australia Pty Limited about the alleged publication of search result pages by...more

Have you missed the boat to apply for a Non-Publication Order?

Peter Oreb and Ingrid Webber were directors of a group of companies supplying workforce solutions to some of the largest corporations in the world. Four of the companies went into liquidation. Prior to the companies going...more

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