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May 2017

Liquidator Alert: Recent Queensland Supreme Court Decision Expands Liquidator’s Personal Liability

A recent decision of the Supreme Court is a timely reminder for liquidators about the personal liability that comes with accepting an appointment. The ability to simply disclaim property under section 568 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘CA’) may…

How do the proposed changes to our Family Law System affect you?

As you might imagine, Courts in Australia deal with an incredible number of family law disputes. They involve both married and de facto couples and deal with difficult issues ranging from arrangements that are to be made for children to…

QBBC Insurance Recovery Reigns Supreme

If you perform building work which is covered by the QBCC’s statutory insurance scheme then you must take every opportunity to challenge decisions made by the QBCC which may result in a payment under that scheme.   Examples where payments…

Record $1 Million Fine for WHS Incident Provides a Free Lesson for Everyone

The District Court of NSW handed down a landmark fine on 5 May 2017, doubling the previous maximum penalty imposed in NSW. Judge Andrew Scotting fined construction company WGA Pty Ltd $1 million and ordered them to pay over $50,000…

Flicking the Switch on Trademarks Designed to Mislead and Exploit Reputation

To the untrained eye, a light switch may not seem like a distinctive object that you would give a second thought, however, the recent case of Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd v Clipso Electrical Pty Ltd (No 3) [201] FCA 60…