This month's feature article comes from our property team: New retail shop laws for Queensland. Also this month we bring you articles on shareholders' agreements, health and safety compliance, transport and logistics, property law, insurance and litigation.

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Poor punctuation renders exclusion clause ambiguous: Zhang v Popovic

Advocate's immunity from suit confirmed in Australia: Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers

Aggregation clauses in insurance policies - updated

Transport and logistics

"I hope we're under 4.8 metres…": Can an insurer rely upon an exclusion clause or condition for recklessness?

Acts of piracy among the perils of the high seas


Privileged documents prepared for the purpose of settlement negotiations: when can they be disclosed in subsequent proceedings?

Victory for shareholders as principle of market-based causation upheld in HIH Insurance Ltd

Corporate and commercial

Shareholders' agreements should address funding and rights

Employment and safety

Health and safety compliance is the personal responsibility of company officers


New retail shop laws for Queensland

Land and Property Information introduces new fee regime in New South Wales

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