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Murrays Legal Commentary – closing 31 Dec-1 Jan

Murrays Legal has, since June 2016, issued over 350 commentaries on the broad topic of insolvency, personal and corporate, from legal, economic, social and technology perspectives. International reports and views from the UK, Canada and the US, China and New Zealand have been included. Over …

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Revisiting the Chorley exception

While it has been said that lawyers acting for themselves have fools for a client, the law does not discourage them by what is known as the ‘Chorley exception’. There is a long-standing rule that although self-represented litigants are not entitled to professional costs in …

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The end of safe harbour?

Is there a possibility that the new ‘safe harbour’ regime for directors might be removed? It depends.   While the safe harbour section 588GA of the Corporations Act is not the subject of a sunset provision, such that it will be removed unless re-enacted, the …

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Trading trusts [clearly and succinctly] explained

This is not a review of Peter Agardy’s ‘Trading Trusts Explained’ (LexisNexis) but an alert to its availability, its release very usefully timed when the law in this area is in a state of judicially created flux.  The series of recent cases that are occupying …

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