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Coward Punch Laws

The NSW government has introduced into parliament new laws in response to lethal punches which have taken place in Sydney’s CBD and King’s Cross areas, in an attempt to curb drug and alcohol fuelled violence….



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Spousal Maintenance

It is fairly common in relationships for a party to be the primary breadwinner and be responsible for providing financial support to the other party and/or to the children. In extreme cases the financially dependent…


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Oaths Act and Oaths Regulation 2011

The law has recently changed requiring witnesses to certify the identity of a person who swears or affirms an affidavit. The Court forms for affidavits have also changed. The changes came into effect on 30…




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Commercial Litigation

TRANSFIELD SHIPPING INC v MERCATOR SHIPPING INC INTRODUCTION The House of Lords decision in Transfield Shipping Inc v Mercator Shipping Inc (The Achilleas) [2008] 4 All ER 159 (the Transfield decision) is significant for two…


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Reducing The Minimum Bankruptcy Period

By Steve McAuley – Australian Insolvency Journal – April > June 2010 The one size fits all approach of the current legislative regime which only enables a bankrupt to be discharged three years from when…


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Ship Charter Ruling Makes Waves

The late return of a charter ship to its UK owner has caused a major upheaval in the way breach of contract losses are assessed in Australia and other parts of the world. Recovering losses…


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Contracts May Not Be That Binding

In difficult economic times, many individuals and companies want to get out of contracts they have signed – particularly contracts that run for months and years. But how do you get out of a contract…