Greater Shepparton City Council v Clarke [2017] VSCA 107

Introduction The Victorian Court of Appeal has considered the construction of various key provisions of the Road Management Act 2004 (Vic)…

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CALDERBANK OFFERS & OFFERS OF COMPROMISE DECISION LIKELY TO AFFECT FUTURE LITIGATION IN ACT

Cooper v Singh [2017] ACTCA 21 Introduction In a recent decision, the ACT Court of Appeal has considered the distinction, in…

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NOT WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED: SCOPE OF AUDITOR’S DUTIES

Cam & Bear Pty Ltd v McGoldrick [2016] NSWSC 1894 Introduction While the preparation of the financial statements of a Self-Managed…

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ACCOUNTANT LIABLE AS AN ACCESSORY TO UNDERPAYMENT OF WAGES

Introduction In Fair Work Ombudsman v Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810, the Federal Circuit Court ruled that…

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To be or not to be [a class action]

AS v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] VSC137 Introduction Although a class action (or group proceeding) may satisfy the…

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Manitowoq Platinum Pty Ltd & Anor v WFI Insurance Ltd [2017] WADC 32

Introduction It is orthodox under Australian law to apply the contra proferentum principle where there is ambiguity in a limiting clause…

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