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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Loose Lips Sink Ships – Representations During Negotiations

Crown Melbourne Ltd v Cosmopolitan Hotel (Vic) Pty Ltd [2016] HCA 26 This Victorian case illustrates the problem with talking loosely during negotiations. The case worked its way from the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), through the Victorian Court of Appeal and finally to the full bench of the High Court. The Facts The …
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Unfair Contract Terms in the Construction Industry – You Need to Take Action

Unfair Contract Terms in the Construction Industry – You Need to Take Action In November 2016 new legislative changes will see negotiating power swing away from larger businesses towards small businesses. This article looks at: the changes to the Australian Consumer Law which will extend unfair contract protections to small businesses (less than 20 people …
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