Articles and Case Studies

How to Protect Your Interests when dealing with foreign persons   24 Aug 2017
When dealing with major commercial contracts, particularly those involving cross border transactions, it will often be the case that an entity or person entering into the contract resides overseas or has assets in a foreign jurisdiction.
Legal Profession Uniform Law and Informed Instructions   16 Aug 2017
The Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) (LPUL), among other matters, sets out the parameters for the standard of engagement expected of law practices and in turn, solicitors. Unless these standards are carefully considered and measures are adequately in place within a law practice, there is a real ...
Land Owners Found Not Liable Under Home Building Act   27 Jun 2017
On 9 June 2017, the Supreme Court of NSW found in Owners Strata Plan No 66375 v Suncorp Metway Insurance Limited (No.2) [2017] NSWSC 739, that the land owners were not liable as developers under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) applicable in 2000.
Ashley Services Class Action   14 Jun 2017
On 1 December 2016, William Roberts Lawyers instituted an investor class action in the Federal Court of Australia against Ashley Services Group Limited (ACN: 094 747 510) (“Ashley”), on behalf of current and former shareholders backed by litigation funder, IMF Bentham Limited.
Unveiling Anonymity in the Federal Court   6 Jun 2017
In the modern environment of rising cyber security incidents, compounded with an increase in the anonymity of individuals behind the cyber veil, the utilisation of the Court's powers to grant Discovery to reveal the identity of a prospective respondent is fast becoming contextually relevant in lega ...

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.