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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Theresa Power 01 Jul 2021

Admitted contraventions of s21 of Australian Consumer Law – determination of pecuniary penalty – declaratory relief and penalties awarded in terms sought by parties.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Jun 2021

Appeal from primary judge rejecting agreed penalty and imposing substantially higher penalty.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 May 2021

Apprehended bias – trial judge does not recuse himself – Full Court held hypothetical observer might reasonably apprehend that the trial judge might be influenced subconsciously by extraneous information.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Apr 2021

Unfair contract terms – summary dismissal application – whether finding that terms are unfair is possible without identifying particular contracts between identified parties.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Mar 2021

Consideration of the “Harman”/“Hearne v Street” obligation – whether the obligation applies to pleadings.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Feb 2021

Australian consumer law – statutory guarantees – unconscionable conduct – misleading or deceptive conduct

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Theresa Power 01 Nov 2020

Insolvency – voluntary administration – deed of company arrangement – standing to bring application under ss445D and 447A of Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) – whether administrators had a conflict of interest

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Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner: Placing consumers at the centre of legal regulation
Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner: Placing consumers at the centre of legal regulation

 Fiona McLeay 01 Oct 2020

Consumer principles will guide you when you are thinking about how to design and deliver legal services to your clients.

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Consumer data right: Data portability – Can the CDR succeed where the GDPR has failed?
Consumer data right: Data portability – Can the CDR succeed where the GDPR has failed?

 Simon Thompson 01 Apr 2020

The CDR is to be rolled out to certain sectors of the Australian economy. IT could deliver on the promise of data-sharing between firms where other data sharing laws have failed?

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ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry
ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry

 Technology and the Law Committee 17 Sep 2019

The LIV has provided input to the Law Council of Australia's submission to the final report of the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry...

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Ombudsman, ACCC call for unfair contract penalties
Ombudsman, ACCC call for unfair contract penalties

 Karin Derkley 10 Sep 2019

Unfair contracts should be made illegal and attract strong penalties, an LIV hosted forum on how regulators can help small businesses has heard...

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Commercial lawyers must consider moral dimension
Commercial lawyers must consider moral dimension

 Karin Derkley 18 Aug 2019

Commercial lawyers need to remind their clients of their obligation to act conscionably, Justice Chris Maxwell said at the Victoria Law Foundation Oration...

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New powers to target corporate wrongdoing
New powers to target corporate wrongdoing

 John Price 01 Jul 2019

Changes will affect financial services licensees and their legal advisers...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star 01 Aug 2018

In Aldi Goods Pty Ltd v Moroccanoil Israel Ltd [2018] FCAFC 93 (22 June 2018) the issues before the Full Court were (1) should a trade mark proceed to registration (see s41 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth)) ...

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LIV Submission to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
LIV Submission to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

 Elder Law Section elderlawsection@liv.asn.au 02 May 2018

The LIV's submission to the Banking Royal Commission highlights the need for increased methods of detection by banks and financial service entities to reduce the prevalence of financial elder abuse.

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