Considering the Risk of Service by Post: Court Finds Bankrupt at Fault for Non-receipt of Mail

Last month the Federal Court handed down their decision in the case of Szepesvary  v Weston (Trustee), in the matter of Szepesvary (Bankrupt) (No 2) [2018] FCA 87. The case considered an application by Szepesvary to annul bankruptcy pursuant to s153B of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 and to set aside the bankruptcy notice upon which […]

Unfair Contract Terms: Court Quashes JJ Richards Standard Form Contracts

Last October the Federal Court of Australia handed down their decision in the matter of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. The case centered on JJ Richards standard form contracts, with the ACCC alleging the contracts contained unfair terms.

Exploring the Rise of Australia’s Paperless Property Market

In our increasingly digitalised world, technological advances are having an unprecedented impact on almost every facet of modern business. Most recently, the digital revolution has converged on the real estate industry following the establishment of PEXA and the paperless property market.

The Gig Economy and Employment Law: Why Uber is set to Drive Change

With the gig economy converging on Australia in recent years, a growing number of Australians are rejecting traditional employment in favour of casual contracts. The booming digital landscape is seeing users offer their skills and services through platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo and AirTasker, however critics are warning the model compromises the protections afforded by […]

Does a Family Provision Claim Survive the Death of the Proper Claimant?

Roberts v Fresco (2017) EWHC 283 Ch The England and Wales High Court has ruled in Roberts v Fresco (2017 EWHC 283 Ch that the right to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the Act) ends with the death of the person who held that entitlement. Background Facts […]