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How to keep your client relationships going during COVID-19
Expert Insights May 26, 2020 3:50 pm By

If I hear another person suggest a ‘pivot’ or refer to life under COVID-19 as ‘the new normal’ I think I’m going to come through […]

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Permanent confusion about casuals
Expert Insights May 22, 2020 4:23 pm By

Uncertainty continues to haunt casual employment after WorkPac lost its bid to have the Federal Court reconsider the Court’s earlier Skene decision[1], viewed through the lens of […]

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Common fund orders made in increasing class action market
Expert Insights May 15, 2020 9:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

On 6 May 2020, Justice Murphy of the Federal Court of Australia made a common fund order in favour of a litigation funder on settlement […]

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Businesses rush to register COVID-19 trade marks, and not all are doomed to fail
Expert Insights May 13, 2020 2:41 pm By editor

From a hand sanitiser called Covidfighter to delivery services branded The Quarantine Concierge, the coronavirus pandemic has led to numerous trade mark applications to IP […]

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Closing the door on closing the class
Expert Insights April 24, 2020 3:57 pm By

Introduction In a significant decision, the New South Wales Court of Appeal has held that the Supreme Court does not have power under section 183 […]

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IP Australia’s trade mark and patent prosecution during the COVID-19 outbreak
Expert Insights April 17, 2020 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic IP offices around the world, like IP Australia, are accommodating the current reality. As with courts and other […]

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Litigation funding: A source of finance when liquidity is tight (and cash is king)
Expert Insights April 9, 2020 9:53 pm By

COVID-19 & unchartered waters Many companies are entering unchartered waters with COVID-19 as the virus has a catastrophic effect on global economies and thus many […]

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COVID-19: Facing the risk of class actions
Expert Insights April 8, 2020 11:48 am By

It has not taken long. Media reports of lawyers investigating potential class actions in connection with the Ruby Princess debacle will not be the last […]

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Competition and consumer law amid the pandemic: Your guide to avoiding viral confusion
Expert Insights March 30, 2020 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Depending on your industry, you may have already been impacted by the effects of COVID-19, for example, by a spike in the number of customers […]

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Why the case against contingency fees does not stack up
Expert Insights March 16, 2020 2:20 pm By editor

Legal professional associations across the country have recently been speaking out against the impending introduction in Victoria of percentage-based or “contingency” fees charged by plaintiff […]

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