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)  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 […]
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.
What is a debt dispute? Debt disputes exist where an individual disagrees with another person, business or company about a specified sum, valued up to and including $25 000.
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.
On Wednesday the Federal Government introduced the Bankruptcy Amendment (Debt Agreement Reform) Bill 2018 into the House of Representatives, seeking to amend the existing Bankruptcy Act 1966.
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 […]
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 […]
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Personal Property Securities Register – 1/2014 Welcome to our JCL ALERT on the Personal Property Securities Register. Periodically, we will be publishing Alerts in respect of key and current legal issues and news that may be of interest and assistance to clients and interested parties.
In proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2005, James Conomos Lawyers acted for a couple, Mr and Mrs Lin, who took on one of Australia’s biggest banks and won.