Freezing and ancillary orders – key factors the Court considers

Following our July 2018 refresher article ‘Freezing orders – a refresher’, the recent decision of Parbery & Ors v QNI Metals Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] QSC 107 is a helpful reminder of the factors the Court will take into account and the threshold an applicant must meet when deciding whether to grant freezing and […]

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Let the Court decide – administrator and equitable liens

In White, in the matter of Mossgreen Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) v Robertson,[1] the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia considered whether administrators were entitled to an equitable lien over property owned by a company or a third party to recover fees and costs incurred in an administration. This arose in circumstances where […]

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Changes to smoke alarm legislation

On 31 August 2016, Queensland Parliament passed the Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016. This legislation was developed in the aftermath of the 2011 Slacks Creek house fire which tragically claimed 11 lives including 8 children. Changes All Queensland domestic dwellings will eventually be required to have smoke alarms which are: […]

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