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24-Oct-19 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Trust Issues for Insolvency Lawyers: Amerind and beyond – practical issues for dealing with trust assets explained 23 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Circulating interests, s 433 of the Corporations Act, and numerous plurality judgments, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth, better known as Amerind, has it all. The High Court has both given clarity to the operation of trusts in insolvency and thrown up a series of new issues.

Stephen Ipp and Michael Swanson will provide an update on the state of trusts in insolvency law and delve into some of the issues that arise out of the judgment and possible solutions for practitioners.

Please join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Substantive Law.


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31-Oct-19 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Bushfire Class Actions and Litigation: A Thematic View 43 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Bushfires are a recurring feature of life in Australia. The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria and the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires demonstrate that such fires have the potential to affect people and property on a vast scale. Often, as people affected by bushfires come to terms with the extent of the damage, a range of parties (including landowners, corporations and public authorities) may be drawn into class actions or other proceedings, including coronial inquiries.

In this CPD, Hernan Pintos-Lopez and Tim Hackett examine common themes that arise in bushfire class actions and litigation, with a particular focus on negligence claims and the liability of public authorities.

Please join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Substantive Law.

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13-Nov-19 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Quantum Meruit in the High Court Part II: The contract is far from irrelevant 31 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

It has long been understood that a builder who terminates a contract for repudiation is entitled to a quantum meruit - broadly, a ‘fair price’ - for work performed.

Yesterday the High Court in Mann v Paterson decided otherwise. Where a contract provides progress payments for stages of work done, the builder is entitled only to the contract price for the stages completed. For stages started but not completed, the majority held that a quantum meruit was available, but in an amount fixed by rates and prices in the contract, not a fair price at large.

This decision has significant implications for builders, principals and contract drafters. What are the hallmarks of a contract that provides for payment by stages? How exactly will contract rates and prices be used to calculate a quantum meruit to the extent the remedy remains available? What risks and advantages should be weighed when contemplating accepting a repudiation and electing to terminate?

Derek Hand and Lucas Shipway will discuss these and other questions at a Greenway CPD on 13 November 2019. We hope you can join us.

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