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Attention is drawn to the increase in fees, including setting down fees for trials pursuant to the Uniform Civil Procedure (Fees) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2011, which will commence on 1 September 2011. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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The new Federal Court Rules commenced on 1 August 2011. The following comparative tables might assist – New Rules to Old and Old Rules to New   Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Norton Rose by Ashley Tsacalos Recent events have renewed the focus on issues of privacy, particularly in the face of technological developments. As a result, on 21 July 2011 the Minister for Privacy, The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, announced that the Commonwealth Government will seek the views of the public on introducing a right to...
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Norton Rose by Ashley Tsacalos, Adrian D’Amico, Jacinta Studdert, Nick Beresford-Wylie, Danielle See, Catherine Kelso, Susanna Taylor, Adam Hunter, Vince Sharma, Katherine Barraclough, Sarah Ralph, Jane Tiller, Lee Corbett Brooke Newell. Welcome to the June edition of the Public law report for 2011, which provides essential updates for public sector managers and government lawyers on...
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Allens Arthur Robinson Ceresola TLS AG v Thiess Pty Ltd & John Holland Pty Ltd [2011] QSC 115 The Supreme Court of Queensland has refused to grant an injunction restraining a party from calling on a bank guarantee despite there being serious questions to be tried. The Court affirmed the general rule that, in the...
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Carter Capner Morgan v Trevor Edward and Karen Margaret Howell t/as HHH Contractors & Anor [2011] QSC 165 The line of authorities that demonstrates how plaintiffs might recover double damages against joint tortfeasors was bolstered on Thursday by a Supreme Court ruling that dismissed an abuse-of-process strike out attempt from construction giant John Holland. Read...
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Arthur Allens Robinson Project Company No 2 Pty Ltd v Cushway Blackford & Associates Pty Ltd & Anor [2011] QCA 102 The Queensland Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal and ordered that a party be added as a plaintiff to a case yet to be heard. The court below had dismissed the application on...
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 Norton Rose Introduction Effect of the legislation Implications Excluded Proceedings Conclusion Reproduced with permission of Norton Rose in accordance with their legal notice and disclaimers.
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld a decision in which a plaintiff was granted leave to join the defendant’s insurer as an additional party to proceedings. This is potentially beneficial for plaintiffs and problematic for insurers. Partner Michael Quinlan (view CV) and Lawyer Andrew Lazzaro report. Background The decision...
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GEJ & MA Geldard Pty Ltd v Mobbs & Ors (No 2) [2011] QSC 33 A Condamine cotton grower who had already settled his crop damage lawsuit against six parties, has gone on to last week recover 100% of the assessed damages against the two remaining defendants in a case which has occupied the Supreme Court for...
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