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When Can a Body Corporate Bring Proceedings?

When Can a Body Corporate Bring Proceedings?

Body corporates are management groups made up of the property owners within a plan of subdivision. They are responsible for the management and maintenance of the common property within a plan which is for the benefit all property owners.  The commencement of legal proceedings by a body corporate is regulated by legislation. Body corporates are ordinarily required to bring proceedings with an ordinary resolution or a special […]

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Third Party Claims Against an Insurer

Third Party Claims Against an Insurer

Section 51 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (“ICA”) has shown us that third parties who have a claim against an insured, are now provided with an avenue to make a third party claims directly against the insurer. However, case law has shown that third parties bringing a claim under section 51 of the […]

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A Post COVID-19 Legal Profession

A Post COVID-19 Legal Profession

A Post COVID-19 Legal Profession    “If you are a conventional lawyer and you’re not prepared to adapt to the 2020’s you’ll struggle to survive, but if you are entrepreneurial and enthusiastic, forward looking, open minded, then there’s probably never been a more exciting time to be in the law.” – Professor Richard Susskind.   […]

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Calderbank offer: What is a Calderbank offer?

Calderbank offer: What is a Calderbank offer?

Author: Nathan Haynes What is a Calderbank offer? A Calderbank offer is in essence an offer of settlement without prejudice. They are however distinct in that they are ‘without prejudice’ with the exception of their use in relation to the courts calculations when awarding costs. If a Calderbank offer is made and it is not […]

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Statutory Demands under the Corporations Act

Statutory Demands under the Corporations Act

Author:  Elyssa Maragoudakis ADC Legal is frequently asked about what debt recovery methods are available when a debtor company does not pay money owed. Section 459E of the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) enables creditors to formally demand and pressure a company to pay a debt owed by issuing a statutory demand.   Changes to Statutory […]

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A guide to outsourcing insurance claims recoveries

A guide to outsourcing insurance claims recoveries

Insurance claims recoveries, in this instance, refers to claiming back the cost of repairs for the insured’s loss from the at-fault party. Insurance claims recoveries is usually the very last process completed in the insurance claims process, however, actioning these early and efficiently can reap a host of benefits. The primary function of claims recoveries […]

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Business continuity in times of COVID -19

Sooner or later our economy will need to return even if not 100%. There will be businesses that will be suffer but there will also be new businesses that will born. In this time of quarantine let us discuss opportunities you can do for your business continuity.   Safety first Start with monitoring your current […]

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