Monthly Archives: October 2020

Welcome to Issue 97 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. A common area of dispute is the interpretation of a contractual provision. The recent NSW Supreme Court decision of Jabbcorp (NSW) Pty Ltd v Strathfield Golf Club [2020] NSWSC 1317 provides a useful summary and reminder of the principles governing contractual interpretation. The proceedings related […]

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In late March we summarised a suite of measures introduced by the Federal Government to try and prevent a torrent of personal and corporate insolvencies.  In brief, for a period of six months: the time with which a company has to respond to a ‘statutory demand’ – a formal demand for payment of an undisputed debt issued […]

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The Western Australian Court of Appeal has ruled that adverse possession can arise where a land owner mistakenly encloses land they think belongs to them, even when their intention was not to do so and that a subdivision of land initiated under the Planning and Development Act does not extinguish existing title by adverse possession. […]

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As COVID-19 cases continue to increase again in overseas jurisdictions, we remain thankful our COVID-19 cases remain on a downward trend in Victoria. In this edition, subject to Court approval, a record penalty of $1.3 billion has been proposed in conjunction with Australia’s Financial Intelligence and Regulatory Agency for a breach of anti-money laundering and […]

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We are pleased to welcome expert media law duo Justin Quill and John-Paul Cashen who have joined Thomson Geer as Partners in our Melbourne office.  Accompanying Justin and John-Paul is a team of five lawyers and support staff. Recognised for their expert abilities, the team has a band-one Asia-Pacific ranking from specialist legal research analyst […]

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The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) which deals with the impact of COVID-19 on parties to a commercial lease, were due to expire on 29 September 2020. However, from 29 September 2020 the Regulations were varied by the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations […]

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