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Exploring the Limits of an Employer’s Vicarious Liability

The High Court, in allowing the appeal in CCIG Investments Pty Ltd v Schokman [2023] HCA 21, refused to extend the application of vicarious liability for harm due to an unfortunate incident in employee accommodation.

Unfair Contract Terms Law Reform – Reconsider Your Standard Form Contracts to Avoid Penalty

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.

Shareholders and directors’ rights to access books and records of the company (Part 1)

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.

False Imprisonment, Abuse of Process & the Issue of Judicial Immunity

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

The Erosion of Justice: Examining Police Misconduct in the Case of Mr. Spedding

In the case of State of New South Wales v Spedding [2023] NSWCA 180, William Spedding was a person of interest and prime suspect in the disappearance of 3-year-old William Tyrrell in 2014.

QLD Property Law Bill 2023

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.

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002

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)

Not the “C word” – Understanding Costs in Magistrates’ Court Criminal Matters

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.

Examining Negligence and Vicarious Liability in a Security Guard Incident: A Case Analysis

A recent appeal case in the Supreme Court of Victoria has brought the intricacies and complexities of negligence and vicarious liability to the forefront.

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