My colleague Robert Hay has posted a useful note on the High Court’s recent decision on proprietary estoppel in Sidhu v Van Dyke  HCA 19. You can read Robert’s post on the Property Law Blog here.
I recently presented a seminar and workshop titled ‘When Small Business Relationships Go Sour – Options and Strategies for Recovering your Client’s Investment’. It is a practical overview of the ways to bring an end to relationships governed by structures involving trusts, companies and partnerships. The seminar paper is now available to download here: Small Business […]
On 20 November 2013 I will be presenting a seminar and workshop for CPDS in Melbourne, titled ‘When Small Business Relationships Go Sour’. Although framed in a small business context, the focus is on ending business structures and recovering assets, and is equally applicable to larger structures. I will cover corporations, trusts and partnerships. In […]
It’s been almost five years since the High Court confirmed that Australian law does not recognise a standalone legal doctrine of waiver, Agricultural and Rural Finance Pty Ltd v Gardiner (2008) 238 CLR 570. Waiver is really a shorthand description of the result of the doctrines of election, estoppel, variation by contract and release. As Gummow, […]
Originally posted on Carrie Rome-Sievers, Barrister:
It is being reported that this morning, Westpac and the other 19 banks in the Bell Group litigation have won special leave to appeal their loss last year in the West Australian courts to the High Court of Australia. At first instance in 2008 the Banks were ordered by…
In some good news for the Obeid family, the NSWCA upheld an appeal by Moses Obeid and his company Streetscape Projects against the City of Sydney, avoiding any need for divine intervention (see here for the report of Mr Obeid suggesting that maps seized from his brother’s office by ICAC investigators may have been drawn […]
I will be presenting a seminar at the Legalwise 2nd Annual Contracts Conference on 28 March 2013 on Contractual Breach – Consequences and Monetary Remedies. The CPD year ends on 31 March, so this is a good way to rack up some last minute points. An impressive lineup of speakers will be delivering presentations […]