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We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Suzanne Liversidge as our first global managing partner. She will work alongside Nick Thomas, who has been senior partner for over 20 years and was re-elected for a fifth term in 2017, following an uncontested ballot.
The Australian Government is proposing to increase the liability limits under the Civil Aviation (Carrier's Liability) Act 1959 . These changes will come into force on 1 October 2019. The Australian Government recently issued an Exposure Draft of these Regulations.
Earlier this week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released its final report for the Digital Platforms Inquiry. The report looks at the impact of digital platforms on consumers, businesses and the media in Australia and recommends reforms to competition and consumer laws, media regulation and privacy law.
This is the third in a series of articles on the topic of innovation in the legal services field by Partner Richard West.
As one of the largest studies on attitudes towards autonomous vehicles to date, our new report explores public support across the globe and insights from key industry leaders.
British people are the least supportive nation in their attitude towards driverless cars, or indeed any form of autonomous vehicle (AV), according to a study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong).
Following extensive debate and consultation, a new whistleblower protection regime commenced in Australia on 1 July 2019. The new laws provide a single, strengthened whistleblower regime that covers the corporate, financial and credit sectors with significant penalties (both civil and criminal) for non-compliance.
Case review 07/11/2019
The recent decision of AIG Australia Limited v Kaboko Mining Limited [14.06.19] confirms that an insolvency exclusion in a directors’ and officers’ (D&O) policy will not automatically apply to claims against former directors of an insolvent company.
Following on from our previous article on significant issues in Australia’s building and construction industry, we provide an update on a recent important development relating to Aluminium Composite Panelling (ACP).
Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, big data and machine learning are terms that have quickly become part of the lexicon used to describe contemporary approaches to machine-enabled decision making. While these approaches have begun to have an impact on many business processes, they continue to stop well short of the more extreme claims that have been made of AI.