Articles and Case Studies

The Hon. Michael Kirby Speaks About North Korea and Human Rights   31 May 2017
On 12 May 2017, William Roberts Lawyers were delighted to host the Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, former justice of the High Court of Australia, as part of our Sydney Leadership Series.
Psychiatric injury in the workplace and negligence   22 May 2017
Job related stress is by no means a new phenomenon; however, increasing awareness around mental health means that there is a greater level of responsibility placed on employers to provide a safe workplace.
Lawyers Gone Wild: Acting without Authority   18 Apr 2017
On 21 February 2017, in Victorian Legal Services commissioner v Logan (Legal Practice), the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal delivered a decision regarding obligations that solicitors have towards their client and their client’s insureds. Whilst this decision canvasses two separate compl ...
Stealth Enterprises Pty Ltd t/as The Gentlemen’s Club v Calliden Insurance Limited   7 Apr 2017
On Wednesday 5 April 2017, the Court of Appeal in New South Wales handed down its judgment that overturned Stealth Enterprises t/as The Gentleman’s Club v Calliden Insurance Limited [2015] NSWSC 1270
Unprecedented, Unpublished and Unreported Judgements   31 Mar 2017
Case law (also known as common law), as opposed to statue law, arise from judicial decisions made by the Courts through the application of legal reasoning to relevant facts. Case law is also determined in accordance with a hierarchy, i.e. superior courts will set precedent over inferior courts. Con ...

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.