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Acciona may have ‘difficulty’ persuading court in spat over $696M Kwinana project
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-11-30 2:19 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has granted a 21-day stay of a lawsuit brought by Acciona, a Spanish infrastructure company seeking to use COVID-19 as a reason to […]

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Blinking in the sun: Junior counsel – rejoining the real world after lockdown
Courts 2021-11-29 9:53 pm By Editor

Junior counsel have been particularly affected by the lockdowns necessitated by the pandemic in Victoria in 2020 and 2021 as a result of court proceedings […]

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Tips from 10 prominent silks on nailing the first court appearance
Courts 2021-11-25 1:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the courts open up after 18 months of online hearings, junior barristers who were recently called to the bar may be apprehensive at the […]

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Acciona sues to cancel Kwinana renewable energy plant contract due to COVID-19
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-11-25 2:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spanish infrastructure company Acciona has filed a lawsuit to get out of an engineering and construction contract for the $696 million Kwinana waste-to-energy plant in […]

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No end in sight to litigation over COVID-19 vaccines, experts say
Coronavirus 2021-11-19 2:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Employment law experts say the current lawsuits challenging COVID-19 vaccine mandates are likely to fail, and that future lawsuits lurking around the corner will also […]

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Victorian Bar says pandemic law amendments don’t go far enough
Coronavirus 2021-11-16 4:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Changes negotiated to the Andrews government’s controversial pandemic bill fall short of protecting the rule of law, Victorian Bar head Róisín Annesley QC said Tuesday. […]

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Emirates Group can’t recoup $10.5M paid to Australian staff through JobKeeper
Tax 2021-11-15 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Eight companies in the Dubai-based Emirates Group have lost a court bid to recoup more than $10.5 million paid to Australian staff during the COVID-19 […]

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Franchisee lawsuit accuses Quest of ‘unfair’ termination tactics
Hospitality 2021-11-15 8:10 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Quest Serviced Apartments is using unfair tactics to unlawfully terminate franchise agreements, according to a lawsuit by a franchisee that is fighting to keep its […]

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Victoria COVID-19 vaccination challenge won’t go to trial before mandate expires
Coronavirus 2021-11-12 3:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has made the “regrettable” call to postpone the trial in a case brought by  workers challenging the Victorian government’s COVID-19 health directions until […]

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QLD government to face lawsuit over ‘discriminatory’ COVID-19 measures
Coronavirus 2021-11-11 2:44 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Billionaire businessman and litigation hobbyist Clive Palmer is planning a lawsuit against the Queensland government, claiming new COVID-19 restrictions preventing unvaccinated persons from entering restaurants, […]

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