September 6, 2019

It’s a pretty simple rule.

Most of us learn it at a young age. Even dogs know it.

Now, the High Court has given it legal substance in the recent Banerji decision (Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23).

In this case, the High Court found that the dismissal of a government emplo...

October 29, 2018

As a litigator for more than twenty years, I have heard every excuse in the book for failing to comply with deadlines.

The problem is: if another party fails to meet a deadline, there is no penalty, unless you ask the Court to intervene.  This costs time and money.  And...

October 16, 2018

Why is it so hard to estimate the costs of Court action?  There are any number of things that can (and probably will) go awry.

Have you ever suffered the inconvenience of the Amazing Disappearing Customer?  Just when you decide enough is enough, your Customer suddenly d...

October 15, 2018

What’s the first thing some lawyers do when they receive a Statement of Claim?  They ask for particulars.  Even if they are already aware of the answers they purportedly seek.

Often, you’ll get a few bona fide requests nestled in amongst several dozen unnecessary,...

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