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Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

Case reviews

The Federal Court has recently held that a number of terms used by JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd (JJ Richards) in their standard terms and conditions (T&Cs) with small businesses are unfair, and therefore void under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).  
19 April 2017
The NSW Court of Appeal (“NSWCA”) recently delivered a decision which identifies some key factors to consider when resolving ambiguities in insurance contracts. The decision, Zhang v ROC Services (NSW) Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 370, emphasises the proper use of punctuation and the importance of precision in drafting.
17 November 2016
Does the Australian Court of Appeal’s interpretation of “unlikely ever” in a Permanent Total Disablement insurance policy claim suggest that the English courts might also veer away from the mathematical “probability test” approach?
9 August 2016
In the recent Supreme Court decision in Goode v Angland, Harrison J considered whether section 5L of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)(the Act), which provides a defence to a claim arising from harm suffered from obvious risks of dangerous recreational activities, applied to a professional sport.
26 February 2016
Commercial Court grants anti-suit injunction in favour of London arbitration and declaratory relief in respect of alleged fraudulent backdating of a shipbuilding contract.
24 November 2015
In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Australia has upheld the arrest of a vessel on the basis of a foreign maritime lien arising from the supply of bunkers.
8 October 2014
Construction law update.
On 8 October 2014, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan 61288 [2014] HCA 36, in which it held that a builder does not owe an owners corporation a duty of care for pure economic loss arising from latent defects.
18 June 2014
On 6 June 2014, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia delivered an important decision in ABN AMRO Bank NV v Bathurst Regional Council [2014] FCAFC 65 which made significant findings in relation to the application of the proportionate liability provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the ASIC Act 2001 (Cth).
7 March 2012
On the 7 March 2012, the High Court delivered its long anticipated judgment in Strong v Woolworths Limited [2012].
28 January 2011
The Supreme Court of New South Wales has recently considered the application of the one-year limitation period for actions in defamation under the Limitation Act 1969 (NSW).

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