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What is Legal Professional Privilege?

What is Legal Professional Privilege?

Legal Professional privilege is a protection vehicle of certain communications against being disclosed, which thereby assists the administration of justice.  It provides clients confidence to make full and frank disclosure to their lawyers. There are three types of...
Freeze!  I Have an Injunction!

Freeze! I Have an Injunction!

If you suffer a civil wrong, you will probably consider the question: ‘Can I get my money back?’. A large part of the answer may be found in a so-called freezing order, also known as a Mareva order or Mareva injunction.  It is named after the second reported case in...
It is the Will of the Writer …

It is the Will of the Writer …

The Estate of Colleen McCullough [2018] NSWSC 1126 This case concerned the estate of the late Dr Colleen McCullough, a prominent writer. The matters at issue in the case was the validity of the will that assigned the whole of Dr McCollough’s estate to her husband Mr...
Assertion of Unpaid Debt Defamatory?

Assertion of Unpaid Debt Defamatory?

Walden v Danieletto [2018] QDC 221 This case concerned an appeal against the decision of the Magistrate’s court to dismiss the appalment’s claim for damages for defamation. FACTS The respondent, who was the body corporate manager of the unit block, during an...
Aspects of Insurance that Everyone Should Know

Aspects of Insurance that Everyone Should Know

An insurance policy is a legally binding contract between an insurance company and an insurance consumer, which places a number of strict obligations on both parties. HOW IS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY REGULATED? General insurance industry is governed by a number of...