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Legal Interest Rates

Legal Interest Rates

By Amy Dillon, Law Clerk ADC Legal   In Australia, interest can be awarded to a Plaintiff to compensate the Plaintiff for the time it took the Defendant to pay the amount outstanding. There are two types of interest that may be awarded, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest. Each State and Territory have different legislation and rules which apply when calculating interest. This article will look at interest rates in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.   Victoria  […]

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A GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF INSURANCE LAW

A GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF INSURANCE LAW

Written by: Mohammad Kashefi, Solicitor, LLB (Hons), GDLP.    In ancient periods, some governments provided a risk guarantee for merchants against the perils of the sea, attacks by enemies or bad weather conditions. According to Livy,1  in 215 BCE, during the war of Iberia, the Roman army was in urgent need of supplies.     The Republic of Rome […]

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ACTION IN NEGLIGENCE AGAINST A PUBLIC AUTHORITY – WRONGS ACT 1958 (VIC)

ACTION IN NEGLIGENCE AGAINST A PUBLIC AUTHORITY – WRONGS ACT 1958 (VIC)

Written by: Mohammad Kashefi, LLB (Hons)    Finding the relevant law  There are many entities that would fall under the category of a public authority. Public authorities inter alia, include; councils, police and water authorities. In this paper, I will narrow down the focus on negligence actions against public authorities. In negligence actions, the relevant state law […]

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When to Refer a Case for Legal Action

When to Refer a Case for Legal Action

The new financial year is here and there is no better time to review your cases and engage a reliable firm like ADC legal to take the next steps to litigation.   The claim may have already been through the usual recovery process, either internally, or with a “no win-no fee” agent, still no recovery. Whilst most […]

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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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