The Supreme Court of Victoria has outlined the law relating to building and construction payment claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) in its judgment in the case, John Beever (Aust) Pty Limited v Paper Australia Pty Ltd  VSC 126.
Investigations into the validity of motor vehicle claims occur when insurers have reason to believe there may be an ulterior motive for the claim and require documentation to verify whether any circumstantial evidence exists that may point toward a motive for fraud.
What are your rights if you find gold in your backyard? Does the old adage “finders, keepers” apply? Find out who the law states owns the right to any discovered gold or other minerals or gemstones in Australia.
Australian consumer law protects consumers from being misled or deceived about the goods and services they buy. It is important that businesses are aware of these laws and that they ensure the messages they communicate to customers about their products and services through advertising are accurate and honest.
The Queensland Court of Appeal has clarified the requirements under the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) for code assessable developments in the recent case of Brisbane City Council v. Klinkert.
The Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (Qld) commenced on 29 March 2019 and contains provisions relating to paper certificates of title, surrendering a lease, registering personal representatives and caveats.
The new Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic) came into effect on 1 March 2019 and contains provisions relating to oaths, affirmations, affidavits and statutory declarations.
On 15 January 2019, the European Union Intellectual Property Office revoked McDonald’s exclusive right to the trade mark ‘Big Mac’ in Europe. The recent ruling suggests that trade mark disputes must meet evidentiary standards to show the genuine use of trade marks.
The Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR) is an online national register where individuals and businesses can register security interests over personal property. However, care must be taken to ensure an effective PPSR registration.
DSS Law has recently welcomed four new lawyers, including litigation partner Ben Skinner and special counsel Lee McCallum. The new appointments bring more than twenty years' combined experience in the legal industry to the firm as well as new areas of practice.