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Contract time bar against claim may not be the last word…….

16 August 2018 - Building & Construction, Dispute Resolution, General Commercial

A Victorian Supreme Court decision in March this year is a timely reminder in the construction industry for Principals, Contractors and Subcontractors that “no claim” clauses are not necessarily bullet-proof, as there may be another effective way of reframing a similar claim.

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‘Country of Origin’ Food Labelling Requirements now Mandatory

24 July 2018 - Competition & Consumer Law, General Commercial

New Country of Origin food labelling requirements are now mandatory under Australian Law. Special Counsel Andrew Thompson looms at what this means for food producers and retailers.

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Build an enjoyable place to work and the rest will come

10 July 2018 - Firm News

Looking at the NAB / FirmChecker / Beaton Research + Consulting blog on ‘Best lawyers: what makes them great?’, CIE Legal Managing Partner Peter George concludes it’s all about the culture. Happy lawyers make great lawyers.

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Small firms: take your size and own it

30 May 2018 - Firm News, Other News

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN LAWYERS WEEKLY ON 3 MAY 2018 At the end of March, George Beaton posted an article in ‘Remaking Law Firms’ entitled ‘Mid-market law firm brouhaha’ in which he challenges the automatic attribution of law firm woes outside the ‘BigLaw’ firmament. He references my previous article on ‘The Strength of Small’… Read more »

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Heavy obligations under reformed trucking laws

24 May 2018 - General Commercial, Human Resources Law, Workplace Safety

Sophie Williams and Mark Waters outline the new obligations placed on businesses that transport by heavy vehicle, or receive goods from heavy vehicles. The obligations come into effect on 1 October 2018.

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