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COVID-19: is it a force majeure event?

Considering whether force majeure will apply to contractual arrangements affect by the COVID-19 pandemic, and if so, what are the practical next steps.

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Both sides of Australia’s animal testing ban

Warning: this is going to be controversial From 1 July 2020, manufacturers and importers of cosmetics may not use animal test data to support the introductio...

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Broke is no joke

Recent developments in the UK have ‘broadened the spectrum’ in favour of creditors, when seeking to wind-up companies. These developments may be extended to...

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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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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 3)

Welcome to the third of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring arrangements. Job losses may occur when organisations offshore office functions...

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The ‘valve’ is off on Steam’s refund policy

A battle between ACCC and Valve Corporation (Valve) has ended. The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court ruled that Valve (one of the world’s largest onl...

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