Excessive Legal Bills and Costs Assessment Applications in the Supreme Court of New South Wales

This article looks specifically at client v law practice costs assessment applications and the process available to a client to contest a bill of costs.

17 Jan 2017 / William Staples, Associate read more
Protecting In-house Counsel's advice

We at Swaab believe the recent case of Holman v Warringah Council [2015] brings some clarity to the law surrounding legal professional privilege ...

18 Mar 2016 / Chris Shaw, Partner and Nicholas Mark, Solicitor read more
After the Mardi Gras glitter and glow – why not pause for thought on the status of your relationship

"…it's time to stand up and be counted, to turn your passion into purpose. Start something! Build momentum.." Momentum is the theme for the 2016 Sydney ...

3 Mar 2016 / Geovanna Jammo, Senior Associate & Family Law Accredited Specialist read more
Important news for small business – new laws offer protection against unfair contracts

The landscape for small businesses in Australia is changing. The new laws discussed below are imperative to those of you who are looking to the future to ...

23 Feb 2016 / Marc Baddams, Partner read more
"Who really brings the game into disrepute?"

A public spat. A drunken fall. A scathing comment. Professional athletes, like many of us, occasionally do careless and reckless things. Unlike many ...

23 Feb 2016 / Tom Johnston, Senior Associate and James Skelton, Solicitor read more
What in the WADA is going on with the "Essendon 34"?

The Essendon Football Club is still in the news, like it or not. In Sydney this past week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) commenced its hearing ...

9 Dec 2015 / Tom Johnston, Senior Associate read more
Am I liable for misleading information supplied by someone else?

The Australian Consumer Law prohibits misleading or deceptive conduct and false or misleading representations. But can you escape liability if you merely ...

24 Aug 2015 / Harry Snow, Partner and Adam Zwi, Graduate at Law read more
Can I write an article about my business competitor?

In the course of doing business, you are not allowed to engage in misleading or deceptive conduct. But what if you utilise your personal expertise and ...

19 Jun 2015 / Marc Baddams, Partner, Caterina Meduri, Solicitor and Adam Zwi, Graduate at Law read more
Knocked out: Concussion issues for Australian rugby codes

On 22 April 2015, the matter of concussion in sport became much more than a journalist's issue. A problem that had been simmering for years had reached its ...

19 May 2015 / Tom Johnston, Senior Associate and Will Kingston, Graduate at Law read more
Claims made by a person deprived of land title by fraud

In Australia, we have the Torrens system of land title. Legislation implementing the Torrens system is not uniform throughout Australia; however, it is a ...

24 Feb 2015 / Marc Baddams, Partner and Caterina Meduri, Solicitor read more
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