Dispute Resolution & Litigation

What do I do if I receive a Subpoena?

Receiving a Subpoena can be a nuisance, but because it is effectively a Court Order, its receipt should never be taken lightly.

Warning for principals, developers and owners: Financial risks in wrongfully ending a construction contract

A recent decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Victoria (Court of Appeal) considered whether a claim for the “value of work” done by a contractor, as opposed to a claim for damages pursuant to the contract, is available to a contractor who terminated a contract because of the principal’s repudiation of it.

Changes to bankruptcy laws – a bonus for the struggling

In these difficult financial times, insolvency is expected to increase. In a recent discussion paper, the Attorney-General’s Department has outlined the proposed amendments to the Bankruptcy Act 1966 which are due to be introduced into Federal Parliament in June 2009 and which may give some hope to both debtors and creditors.

New Judicial Appointment – Supreme Court Embraced Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution processes often benefit parties to a dispute by allowing them greater involvement in the outcome of their dispute, expediting the process, maximising efficiency and minimising costs.