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Can I Recover My Legal Costs if I Win?

Filed under: Contract Law, Litigation and dispute resolution

Even if you win your dispute, you will generally not be able to recover all of your legal fees and costs from the other party.

When will a Verbal Agreement be Binding?

Filed under: Contracts and Agreements

It is often difficult to enforce a verbal agreement, because each party usually has a different recollection of what was said and agreed. So how do the...

How to Use a Franchise Disclosure Document

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Franchises, Contracts and Agreements

The franchise disclosure document is one of the most important documents for a prospective franchisee. It contains important commercial and legal information...


What are the criminal liabilities for multiple pricing offences?

Date: 01 Aug 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

Section 165 of the Australian Consumer Law sets out multiple pricing offences that are the same as the civil pecuniary penalties. Additionally, a body...

Are casual employees protected by unfair dismissal laws?

Date: 01 Jul 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Franchises

The decision in Ponce v DJT Staff Management Services Pty Ltd t/as Daly’s Traffic[2010] FWA 2078 in some ways paved the way for casual employees...

When is an individual considered to be in contravention of the bait advertising provisions?

Date: 01 Jun 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

For a person to be found liable of contravening the s 35(1) of the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL) provisions of bait advertising, is dependent...

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Date: 29 May 2018, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

The Australian Banking Association (ABA) noted that Australians are urged to be on guard against unscrupulous, unsolicited callers, claiming to represent...

Record $46 million in penalties for Yazaki cartel

Date: 18 May 2018, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Competition and Consumer Law

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that the Full Federal Court has ordered Japanese company Yazaki Corporation (Yazaki)...

Conditional approval for Port of Brisbane, Carnival

Date: 14 May 2018, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) stated it has granted authorisation for an agreement between the Port of Brisbane and Carnival...


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