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Case Note: Kaurareg Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC v Torres Shire Council

In a legal first, Holman Webb has assisted an Indigenous group to obtain an injunction to protect a culturally sensitive story site on Muralug Island (Prince of Wales) from works proposed by the Torres Shire Council.  

As a result of this injunction, the site was able to be protected until other proceedings were able to be brought in the Planning and Environment Court against a development approved by the Council at the Pearl Harbour site on Muralug Island.  

What does the Zipper Face Emoji Mean?  Burrows v Houda [2020] NSWDC 485
Monday 31 August 2020 / by Natasha Miller posted in Dispute Resolution Defamation Emojis

On 27 August 2020, in what seems to be the first Australian decision of its kind, Her Honour Judge Gibson considered the meaning of the “zipper face” emoji in the context of defamation.

John Wakefield to introduce Australian Disputes Centre Masterclass
Friday 7 February 2020 / by Holman Webb posted in Dispute Resolution

Holman Webb is pleased to announce that John Wakefield, head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team and chair of the Australian Disputes Centre, will be introducing the Centre’s upcoming Commercial Mediation Masterclass on 25 March.

High Court Clarifies What Builders Can Recover After Terminating a Contract for Repudiation
Monday 4 November 2019 / by John Wakefield & Rui Chi posted in Dispute Resolution Terminating a Contract

In the recent decision of Mann & Anor v. Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 329 on 9 October 2019, the High Court clarified the circumstances in which a restitutionary claim on quantum meruit will be available to a contractor who has elected to terminate the contract for the other party's repudiation, in relation to entire contracts and separable portion contracts.

Are Cryptocurrencies considered ‘property’ for legal purposes?

It is often thought that the law is slow, and unable to keep up with technological change - although it is important to note that this is not always the case.

Holman Webb Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers List for 2020
Monday 25 March 2019 / by Holman Webb posted in Dispute Resolution Franchising & Retail Insurance Holman Webb News

We are pleased to announce our sector focussed leading lawyers have been recognised in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia list as published in the Australian Financial Review.

Despite concerns raised by liquidators and experts locally and abroad, the Federal court has confirmed its view that a set-off under section 553C of the Corporations Act can be utilised in an unfair preference claim. 

Tuesday 17 April 2018 / by Holman Webb posted in Dispute Resolution Health Aged Care & Life Sciences Insurance Workplace Relations

We are pleased to announce our sector focussed leading lawyers have been recognised in the 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia list as published in the Australian Financial Review.

Monday 26 March 2018 / by Holman Webb posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Dispute Resolution Insurance

Holman Webb is delighted to announce that the firm has been named as finalists in the Australasian Law Awards 2018 in the following categories:

Holman Webb is delighted to announce 10 internal promotions across our Eastern Sea-Board offices, effective 1 July 2017.   These promotions span our commercial recovery and insolvency, corporate and commercial,  dispute resolution, insurance, property, and workplace relations practices.

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