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Holman Webb Announces Six Promotions Across Three Offices

​Holman Webb is pleased to announce six promotions across our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offices – effective 1 July 2021.


Holman Webb Listed as Finalist - Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021

Holman Webb Lawyers is proud to relay that the firm has been listed as a finalist in two categories in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021:

  • Law Firm of the Year
  • Insurance Team of the Year

Click through for more information on this year's finalists, and upcoming winner announcements.


Native Title: Protecting Culturally Significant Sites From Development

Recent examples of the damage or destruction of culturally significant Aboriginal sites and artefacts has led to a debate about the most appropriate legal tools for their protection. One recent success story wherein a creation 'story site' on Prince of Wales Island (Muralug) in the Torres Strait was protected from a safe harbour development, demonstrates that the courts are willing to step in and grant urgent protection.

NB. This article was originally published in the May 2021 edition of The Law Society of NSW's Law Society Journal (Issue 77).

 


Five Lawyers Included in The Best Lawyers in Australia - 2022 Edition

Holman Webb is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia.


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 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.


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