Articles and Case Studies

The implied undertaking - What is it?   25 Oct 2016
The use of information obtained or produced under the compulsory processes of the Court cannot be used for a "collateral or ulterior purpose" unrelated to the proceedings.
No Costs in ACAT? The Proper Operation of Sections 48 and 49 of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Issues   20 Oct 2016
The costs of proceedings in the Australian Capital Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal are regulated by sections 48 and 49 of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008 (ACT) (ACAT Act).
The Bikie Wars – The high threshold for discrediting an injured Plaintiff   20 Oct 2016
As lawyers, we are often left to assess the credibility of a Plaintiff based upon the paper trail they leave in their wake – pasting together prior inconsistent statements, medical records and documentary irregularities to conclude that ‘this guy is a liar’!
Queensland – No longer in a class of its own   14 Oct 2016
The recent introduction of the Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill into the Queensland parliament will make promising inroads for Queensland litigants seeking recourse in the courts by way of a class action suit.
Misuse of market power – new law proposed   13 Sep 2016
The Federal Government has recently released an Exposure Draft which contains proposed amendments to certain parts of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the “Act”) seeking to improve the competition laws governing Australia.

In the News

Aussie firm William Roberts opens in SG   19 Feb 2013
Australian law firm William Roberts Lawyers has opened an office in Singapore, its first outside its home country and its third overall.
Matter of circumstance - proving motive for insurance fraud in arson (pdf 55.5KB)   1 May 2012
Reliance upon circumstantial evidence is common practice for insurance companies when alleging an insured was responsible for causing a fire that damaged an insured’s premises.
Consumer credit reform - snapshot on compliance (pdf 493.5KB)   1 Dec 2011
Reform of Australian Consumer Credit Laws by Federal Parliament in 2009 resulted in sweeping changes to the Australia consumer credit landscape.