The High Court, in allowing the appeal in CCIG Investments Pty Ltd v Schokman  HCA 21, refused to extend the application of vicarious liability for harm due to an unfortunate incident in employee accommodation.
From 9 November 2023, the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Act) will introduce reforms to the Unfair Contract Terms (UCT) regime under the Australian Consumer Law.
As a shareholder of a company, if you discover the company conducting suspicious transactions or suspect mismanagement of the company, you would certainly want to inspect the company’s financial information to clear your doubts and ascertain the facts.
In December 2018, a judge in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia ordered the applicant in a family law case to be imprisoned for contempt of court. Mr Stradford (a pseudonym) spent seven days in custody
In the case of State of New South Wales v Spedding  NSWCA 180, William Spedding was a person of interest and prime suspect in the disappearance of 3-year-old William Tyrrell in 2014.
The Property Law Bill 2023 has recently been introduced to Parliament in Queensland. If enacted, the Bill will replace the historic Property Law Act 1974 (QLD) which has been in place now for almost 50 years.
Both head contractors (or “principals”) and sub-contractors should be astutely aware of their rights and obligations under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (the SOP Act)
Navigating the complexities of the legal system can be daunting and costly, especially when facing criminal charges. Amid the criminal proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, there exists confusion surrounding the entitlement of costs for accused persons who emerge victorious in their cases.
A recent appeal case in the Supreme Court of Victoria has brought the intricacies and complexities of negligence and vicarious liability to the forefront.