Articles and Case Studies

Litigation Lotteries   18 Oct 2018
On 17 October 2018 a complex multi-party and jurisdiction dispute came to an end in a High Court decision permanently staying a Federal Court proceeding. The decision suggests that the overarching purpose of resolving civil disputes quickly, inexpensively and efficiently, for both private and public ...
Taming the Cookie Monster   10 Oct 2018
New regulations in the European Union (“EU”) are bringing significant change to the way in which Australian businesses must approach the use and storage of customers’ electronic information.
Indexation of Non-Economic Loss Damages under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)   3 Oct 2018
In liability claims under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), depending on the severity of a Claimant’s alleged injuries and disabilities, aside from the heads of damage for economic loss, domestic assistance and care, non-economic loss damages can form a significant component in the assessment of t ...
Deceitful Debtors - Acting in Bad Faith   2 Oct 2018
Section 37A of the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW) (“the Act”’) affords creditors reassurance by providing statutory protection against debtors who attempt to defeat or otherwise impede creditors by alienating their property. A key example of circumstances where a creditor may utilise this provision is ...
General Data Protection Regulation - What is it?   12 Sep 2018
In 1995, the European Union (EU) adopted the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) which protected the rights of individuals with “regard to the processing of [their] personal data and on the free movement of such data.”

In the News

Caution on cost reform (pdf 438.1KB)   5 Feb 2010
The NSW Law Reform Commission’s review into security for costs orders, following the decision in Rickard Constructions last October, leaves open the possibility for reform in class and representative actions and modifications in respect of appeals.
My five favourite internet sites (pdf 1.6MB)   23 Dec 2009
The Weekend AFR asks a range of professionals for their online preferences.
Mum and dad take to class action (pdf 1.9MB)   11 Jul 2009
When large companies are dragged down by economic decline, it is not only falling profit, a dearth of credit and job losses that keep executives and directors awake at night.