Commercial dispute resolution

Joint ventures - nine things you can do to get them right

Social media - a brisk stroll through the minefield

Six things you can do to avoid litigation 
 

Insurance

Substituted service via Facebook: "like" or "unlike" by Australian Courts

Work health and safety: the PCBU's duty to do what is reasonably practicable

Proposed restrictions on use of the term "Financial Planner" or "Financial Adviser"

 

Property and development

Significant Investor Visa aims to attract foreign investors and boost Australian economy

Foreign investment laws and Australian real estate

 

Knowledge management

Knowledge management in Australian law firms and the accelerating rate of change

 

Trusts and estates

Valid suspicions or obvious delusions? An important distinction for the purposes of assessing testamentary capacity

 

Workplace relations

Insurance brokers prevented from working for competitor: Supreme Court enforces non-competition restraint

 

Planning and environment

EPA unsuccessful in prosecution for transport of building materials as "waste"

 

Construction

Payment of money into court is not a voluntary payment in breach of section 26C of the Security of Payment Act

 

Education

Severe financial debt forcing school shut downs in Victoria

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