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Case review 11/12/2018
A recent decision by the High Court takes a common sense approach to liability, despite breaches of duty by the defendant.
Companies are increasingly questioning why their contracts and customer and supplier interactions cannot be entirely paperless. Whilst legislation and case law would suggest that it is possible, uncertainty remains around the legal status of e-signatures, especially where legislation requires a document to be ‘signed’ or executed as a deed.
Brexit provides economic threats to exporters, with such things as higher tariffs, and stricter border checks and packaging regulations.
The escalation of terror attacks and the methods employed have changed dramatically over recent years and the UK government and insurers are hastily adapting policies and legislation to reflect the evolving nature of this risk.
We are advising employers to be sure of the law around working in higher temperatures, as employees across the country sweat it out during the UK heatwave.
People have been surprised by the freedom with which they can use social media to express uninhibited, unrestrained and carefree commentary on any topic. But channels that at first seemed so easy and cost so little to participate have been 'weaponised' to damage feelings and reputations
Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) which came into effect on 23 February 2018 introduce mandatory data breach notification provisions which all health service providers must comply with.
Case review 24/10/2017
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd  FCA 1224
The decision came about as a result of an accident which occurred in New South Wales whereby the weld attaching a hydraulic ram supporting a metal ramp to a stationary trailer failed, causing injury to the Plaintiff, Mr Zhang (‘Zhang’).