The Litigation Glossary; Key Terms Explained

The Litigation Glossary; Key Terms Explained

Commercial litigation terms can be confusing, especially if you are not familiar with the processes and procedures of civil litigation. It is important for key stakeholders in litigation (either...

The Newly Introduced Small Business Restructuring (SBR) Provisions

The small business restructuring (SBR) provisions within the Corporations Act (“the Act”),[1] introduced 1 January 2021, have provided a gateway to ease pressure on small businesses facing creditor...

Security for Costs in NSW: Balancing Justice Between the Parties

To minimise the risk of substantial collateral financial loss, the court, on evidence of a plaintiff’s impecuniosity, may make an order that the plaintiff pay money into court as security. In the...

What does litigate in litigation mean?

The term ‘litigate’ is used when a person or company resorts to legal action to settle a matter. Litigation is a method of resolving disputes, which are usually either civil or criminal...

Work Health and Safety Prosecutions- Dreamworld Litigation Case

For Dreamworld, the nightmare continues!

Work Health and Safety Prosecutions The recent announcement of charges being laid against Ardent Leisure Ltd, the operator of Dreamworld is a reminder of the consequences of injury and deaths in the...

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Hand sanitiser- not just protection from COVID-19

As restrictions ease and businesses begin to re-open around Australia it is important for business owners to be aware of their obligations to eliminate or as far as possible minimise the risk of...

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Not a Director-but Are You a Company Officer?

There are many instances of statutory duties and liabilities being imposed personally on company directors and officers under current legislation. These duties apply across an ever- widening range of...

Rectification for Unilateral Mistake

Oops-An $8Million dollar mistake! Rectification for Unilateral Mistake

It often happens that in preparing a legal document, there is an error in drafting which does not reflect the true intention of the parties. In most cases, the error is not significant, and can be...

Litigation in liquidation

Litigation in Liquidation: What Do Courts Look at When Granting Leave to Proceed Against a Company in Liquidation

Litigation may be commenced for various cause of actions. However, it is important to firstly establish that the defendant has legal standing to be pursued. Section 471B of the Corporations Act 2001...

What Is The Role Of A Litigation Lawyer