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21 Sep 2017
A port in the storm – What directors need to know about the new safe harbour provisions
It is a concern for directors in charge of companies experiencing financial difficulty that they may fall foul of the provisions under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) regarding a director’s duty to prevent insolvent trading by a company.
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7 Sep 2017
Caveats, Writs and Priorities A Guide to Protecting Your Interests
In the diversifying property landscape of Australia, where your most important asset is increasing in value at a rapid rate, it is essential to understand some of the ways to protect your interests when purchasing land.
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29 Aug 2017
Good Faith and Splitting Causes of Action: Recent considerations from the decision in Hansen v Sedrak
This is a case in relation to section 24 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (CPA) and issues of good faith. On 14 March 2016, the second plaintiff’s insurer, AAMI, commenced proceedings against the defendants for damage to the plaintiff’s vehicle pursuant to rights of subrogation. On 9 June 2016, Conse ...
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24 Aug 2017
How to Protect Your Interests when dealing with foreign persons
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.
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16 Aug 2017
Legal Profession Uniform Law and Informed Instructions
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 ...
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4 Aug 2017
Sirtex Medical share plunge the target of new shareholder class action
Misleading and deceptive conduct, lax disclosure alleged following 37% slump in share price Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX) faces a proposed shareholder class action to be run by specialist litigation firm William Roberts Lawyers with the financial backing of the long standing and experienced li ...
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27 Jun 2017
Land Owners Found Not Liable Under Home Building Act
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.
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14 Jun 2017
Ashley Services Class Action
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.
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6 Jun 2017
Unveiling Anonymity in the Federal Court
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 ...
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31 May 2017
The Hon. Michael Kirby Speaks About North Korea and Human Rights
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.
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