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Product safety priorities — the ACCC's focus for 2020
Insight 30 Mar 2020

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is planning to prioritise five key product safety issues fitting broadly within the categories of the Takata airbag recall, safety risks for infants and children, and e-commerce. We report on what is planned for 2020. ...

Responding to COVID-19: your questions answered
Insight 30 Mar 2020

As Australia's COVID-19 infection rate continues to grow, businesses here are responding to a range of challenges. On this page, we’ve pulled together our insights on some of the key issues affecti ...

Impact of COVID-19 on derivatives
Insight 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 will have a range of impacts on over-the-counter derivative transactions. We set out below some key documentation issues arising as a consequence of COVID-19 and our practical tips. ...

JPA Finance Pty Ltd v Gordon Nominees Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 159
Insight 27 Mar 2020

In this case , the Victorian Court of Appeal considered, among other things, whether the termination notice requirements in an option deed required strict, as opposed to substantive, compliance. Th ...

New Standard Energy PEL 570 Pty Ltd & Anor v Outback Energy Hunter Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] SASCFC 132
Insight 27 Mar 2020

In this case , the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia considered the scope and nature of a change of control clause providing that a party's prior written consent 'will not be ...

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co Ltd v Hans Bo Kristian Holgersson trading as Holgersson Complete Home Service [2019] WASCA 114
Insight 27 Mar 2020

In this case , the Court of Appeal of Western Australia considered the extension of an insurance policy to a building-project subcontractor who was neither a party to the insurance contract nor ...

Who can enforce contractual obligations?
Insight 27 Mar 2020

It is a fundamental principle of contract law that, subject to certain exceptions, only a party to a contract (or deed) can enforce that contract. There is surprisingly little authority, however, o ...

Interpretation of contracts
Insight 27 Mar 2020

The starting point when interpreting a contract is to apply the literal meaning of the words used. The decision of the Western Australian Court of Appeal in Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co ...

Consequences of non-compliance
Insight 27 Mar 2020

Contracts often contain detailed provisions prescribing how parties must perform their obligations or exercise their rights under it. Frequently, such provisions are not strictly complied with. The ...

Insight 27 Mar 2020

In Donau Pty Ltd v ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd 1 , the New South Wales Court of Appeal considered the circumstances in which a party, which has a right to terminate a contract, might lose that righ ...