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Competing class actions - no 'one size fits all' solution
Insight 22 Nov 2018

The Full Federal Court has held that when the court is faced with multiple competing class actions in relation to the same issue it can choose one to proceed and stay the others In doing so it said that there is no one size fits all solution to the problem of competing class actions and that ...

International Arbitration - Australian courts' power to grant interim freezing orders
Insight 02 Nov 2018

The WA Court of Appeal has taken an expansive view of the power that Australian courts have to grant interim orders in support of international arbitrations Specifically it has confirmed that their power to grant interim freezing orders is not limited to orders that extend only until the arbitral ...

A development from the English Court of Appeal regarding legal professional privilege in internal investigations
Insight 02 Oct 2018

In a recent judgment the English Court of Appeal reversed a controversial High Court decision that had severely limited the application of legal professional privilege in internal investigations under English law The decision has consequences for Australian corporates conducting cross-border ...

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme - from Bill to Law
Insight 10 Sep 2018

The Federal Government recently passed the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act This is an entirely new regulatory scheme that will require persons who undertake activities on behalf of a foreign government or political organisation to register with the Attorney Generals Department if those ...

Are your employees entitled to unpaid family and domestic violence leave?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

All modern award-covered employees, including casual employees, are now entitled to a new form of leave to deal with family and domestic violence. ...

Confidentiality lost in court – restraining an independent contractor
Insight 05 Sep 2018

An independent contractor kept and used a client list, but the New South Wales Court of Appeal decided the list had lost its confidentiality because it had been disclosed in court. ...

The Workpac decision – are your casuals really casual?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

The Full Federal Court recently decided that a casual fly-in fly-out labour hire worker was not really a casual and was therefore entitled to annual leave. ...

Does casuals' service count for redundancy pay purposes?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

Further to our Client Update: Beware the risks of converting casuals to permanent employees, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has again considered the issue of whether prior service as a casual or seasonal worker counts as service when calculating redundancy pay, and found that such prior se ...

Full Federal Court speaks on competing class actions
Insight 30 Aug 2018

In the latest instalment in the attempts to deal with competing shareholder class actions the Full Federal Court has ordered the transfer of four shareholder class actions against AMP to the Supreme Court of New South Wales where a fifth class action is already pending In doing so the court gave the ...

Solar farm wins court approval despite conflicts with planning schemes
Insight 27 Aug 2018

The Queensland Planning and Environment Court has approved a solar farm located on good quality agricultural land despite high level conflicts between the proposed development and the provisions of the relevant planning schemes Partner Bill McCredie and Special Counsel Rosanne Meurling review the ...

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