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Dispute Resolution

Case Summary of Porter -v- Steinberg [2019] WASC 291

August 16, 2019

In this case, the Applicant lived in a lower floor unit in a Strata development. The Respondents living in the unit immediately above the Applicant’s unit, removed carpet and replaced the flooring with tiles. The Applicant took action in the...

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Lease Dispute Arbitration

August 1, 2019

This week we finalised an agreement to send numerous disputes regarding a lease to arbitration. One dispute related to whether the lessee or the lessor is liable for sewerage discharge charges levied by the Water Corp. Other disputes relate to...

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$1.8 Million Claim – District Court Mediation

June 13, 2019

Michael attended a District Court mediation last week. We represented one elderly defendant. The plaintiff had a somewhat ambit claim seeking $1.8 million in damages plus costs. The other defendant was seeking a 100% indemnity from our client, which I...

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Know who you are contracting with

May 9, 2019

Kellie was in Midland last week seeking summary judgment in case we are working on. The Claimant first of all tried to sue our client’s company for breach of contract. That company counter claimed, but later went into liquidation. They...

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Disputes Between Business Associates

November 8, 2018

This week we’ve been helping an old client with a business venture that has been running for nine years. They run a hospitality business. The soon-to-be ex-wife of one of the directors is a rather aggressive lawyer who is making...

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Building Disputes

November 1, 2018

This week we went through a strategy for a client who is building a house and has some issues with his builder, including: Variations not being writing – which will make it difficult for the builder to claim for those...

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Fighting Telstra

October 25, 2018

This week we settled some submissions to Telstra on behalf of a client who has been badly stuffed around by Telstra: The client bought a business; It took 162 days for Telstra to redirect the phone number; A few months...

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Assessing the Prospects in Business Disputes

October 10, 2018

A lot of companies have gone into liquidation in recent years. Our client claimed he was owed consulting fees by a company in liquidation, but the liquidator did not allow the proof of debt because there was a written contract...

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Computer Hacking

August 9, 2018

Last Friday we received an e-mail from a worried IT service provider client. His client’s admin@ e-mail account seems to have been hacked, with the hacker: monitoring the e-mails; noticing an invoice being issued and sent out for $262,708.38; sending...

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Interesting Case

June 28, 2018

We saw a new client yesterday with an interesting problem. He leased out commercial premises. They were damaged in a storm. The tenant was responsible for insuring the premises and should have noted the landlord as an interested party. The...

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