NSW industrial tribunal reform and more – Employment disputes / Tribunals

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This was certainly a period of industrial relations and legislative reform in the workplace. We’ve already seen three recent tranches from the federal government and now a new wave of industrial relations reform is upon us in the NSW state system. In November 2023, at the forefront of industrial change Industrial Relations Act 1996 (NSW) … Read more

Commercial and Australian consumer law disputes – when will the court grant relief? – Consumer trading and unfair trading

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You only need to register or log in to Mondaq.com to print this article. Commercial sales are often fertile ground for allegations of breaching the Australian Consumer Law, but a court will require more than a misleading statement to grant relief. A recent Queensland Court of Appeal case illustrates a common scenario. In the recent … Read more

What is a Release Deed and Why You Need It in Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

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February 18, 2024 Justice Family Lawyers You only need to register or log in to Mondaq.com to print this article. A Deed of Release, in Australian law, is a legal document that signifies an agreement between two parties to release each other from certain obligations or claims. This type of deed is often … Read more

The English High Court set aside a multi-billion dollar arbitration award against the Republic of Nigeria – Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

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Introduction in Federal Republic of Nigeria v Process & Industrial Developments Limited (2023) EWHC 2638 (Comm),1 the high court upheld the challenge to arbitration awards that were obtained by fraud. While the facts of the case were highly unusual, the award demonstrates the high standard that objections under Article 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 … Read more

How to get out of paying a parking fine in New South Wales – Crime

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You only need to register or log in to Mondaq.com to print this article. Reception of a nice parking lot can be incredibly frustrating, especially when some local authorities seem more focused on using them as a revenue raiser rather than maintaining public amenities that should be freely available to all ratepayers. But it’s important … Read more

Beyond Black Swan – Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

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December 17, 2023 Patrikios Legal You only need to register or log in to Mondaq.com to print this article. Since the Black Swan verdict(1), most international asset recovery lawyers in Cyprus hoped that the jurisdiction recognized by the BVI courts to grant interim orders and particularly asset freezing orders in cases where assets … Read more

Bona Fide Police Complaints Matter of Public Interest (Zeppa v. Rea) – Defamation and Slander

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When a person believes that someone has committed a crime, it is of course perfectly reasonable for them to report their belief to the police. Generally where in good faith a complaint has been made to the police, even if no charges are ultimately laid by the police, the person against whom the complaint was … Read more

Public interest legal defenses in defamation cases in New South Wales – Libel and defamation

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You only need to register or log in to Mondaq.com to print this article. Australia’s national broadcaster ordered to pay $390,000 plus interest and legal costs after losing suit for defamation brought by a former Australian special forces commando. The case is important because it recently clarified,introduced a legal defense of “public interest” defamation requires … Read more

Arbitration Angle: 2023 Edition – Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

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October 23, 2023 Bennett Jones LLP You only need to register or log in to Mondaq.com to print this article. EDITOR’S NOTE It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural edition Arbitration angle, Bennett Jones’ arbitration reporter. As group leader of our firm’s arbitration practice, I am pleased … Read more

Antitrust Unwrapped: Can My Business Opt Out of an Antitrust Buyer Class Action Lawsuit? – Antimonopoly rules, EU competition

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Short answer: Yes. HAS three days of action is a procedural device that allows groups of similarly situated plaintiffs to sue together for efficiency reasons. A class of plaintiffs in an antitrust case usually consists of businesses and/or consumers who purchased the same goods or services affected by the antitrust violation (usually price fixing). Because … Read more