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Litigation costs: ducking under a high bar

In litigation, the rule of thumb is that the 'loser' pays the 'winner's' costs (this is known as 'costs following the cause'). That said it’s also possible fo...

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You’ve been served. Or have you?

It is a rite of passage for many students to leave submission of an important assignment to the last minute. For some, this habit continues later in life. One example is the delivery of notices under contracts. Contractual provisions commonly require certain notices to be served by a particular date to be effective. For whatever reason, parties often wait until…

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Handshake agreements?

We all love a handshake agreement. Sometimes, even a hug. But, dependable relationships can become a source of constant headaches and nuisance when things turn...

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Statutory demand: a double edged sword

Statutory demands can be a handy tool in recovering a debt. However, their associated risks are often overlooked in the heat of the moment. Indeed, paying the o...

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That’s ‘Bazaar’!

Look out retailers … the ACCC is continuing its ‘big brother’ role in the consumer law space. In the recent Electronic Bazaar case1, the ACCC brought an a...

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The price is (not) right

Although the recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to raise the national minimum wage has caused controversy, in our experience many employers are oblivio...

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Banks pay attention in class (actions) part 3

Welcome to the third of a 3 part series on bank class actions. Over the past few years a number of class actions have been brought against banks by customers cl...

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Banks pay attention in class (actions) part 2

Welcome to the second of a 3 part series on bank class actions. Over the past few years a number of class actions have been brought against banks by customers c...

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Banks pay attention in class (actions) part 1

Welcome to the first of a 3 part series on bank class actions. Over the past few years several class actions have been brought against banks by customers claimi...

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Controversial Facebook case still in the balance

A landmark decision was handed down in Northern Ireland with the High Court in Belfast deciding to award damages against social media giant Facebook. The cas...

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