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The Bankruptcy Court’s power to look behind a judgment 5 Dec 2017
The Bankruptcy Court’s power to look behind a judgment The decision in Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd v Compton [2017] HCA 28 This decision concerned the circumstances in which a Court may “go behind” a judgment in order to be satisfied that the debt relied upon by the petitioning creditor i ...
Hacker-proof? Unpacking the new Privacy Amendments  24 Nov 2017
Hacker-proof? Unpacking the new Privacy Amendments – what this means for companies Organisations covered by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will soon need to notify eligible data breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) as well as to affected individuals as ...
Compliance with Subpoenas: Clarifying ‘Conduct Money’ and Compensation 16 Nov 2017
The widely used term ‘conduct money’ is regularly misapplied in situations where a party complying with a Subpoena to Produce to the Court (Subpoena to Produce) requests payment of a reasonable fee for their efforts. Conduct money, however, has been recognised as only applying where parties have rec ...

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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.
Incorporation can offer advantages (pdf 562.9KB) 2 Jul 2010
When Robert Ishak and Bill Petrovski established law firm William Roberts (their first names) in 2005, they decided to incorporate because this offered financial and structural flexibility. Ishak says this included the possibility of raising funds without the need to increase debt.