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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…