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  1. If you think your ex-spouse is a louse, think twice before telling your friends on Facebook…

    19 July 2019 | Family Law

    The law on defamation arising from posts on social media platforms such as Facebook continues to expand as the law catches up with how society is using social media. The takeaway for litigants in family law is not to post anything on social media about an...

  2. Hyperlink at your own peril

    18 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The case concerns an appeal brought by Ms Katrina Bailey, who was found liable for the defamation of David Bottrill by placing a functioning hyperlink on her Facebook page which connected recipients to a YouTube page plainly defamatory of Mr Bottrill. In...

  3. Is there any relief in sight for the family law system?

    18 July 2019 | Family Law

    Australian families deserve an effective and responsive family court system. Whether that can be achieved by the reform of the current federal family court system, or the establishment of state and territory family courts as has been recommended by the...

  4. AFCA reports $83 million in settlements

    17 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has this week released a report summarising its results over the first six months of operation. In what represents a 35% increase on predecessor schemes, AFCA has confirmed receipt of over 35,000...

  5. A day clad with announcements

    16 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Coinciding with the publication of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce’s Final Report (Final Report), the Victorian Government has today announced the establishment of a new agency, Cladding Safety Victoria together with a $600 million package aimed at...

  6. The Sartorial Phoenix - Rising from the Ashes & Soot

    15 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Supreme Court considered the appropriate measure of damages following a fire which damaged a high end menswear store. In Issue Whether the plaintiff’s proposed measure of property damage was appropriate, principally the diminution in...

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