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Freezing Order to Preserve Assets Denied: “Not Better Late than Never”


BluePoint Property Pty Ltd v Zuri Properties Pty Ltd is a timely reminder that applications for a freezing order must be made quickly and often without notice to the other side. Where a plaintiff delays applying for freezing order, the defendant can take irrevocable steps which will ultimately prevent their ability to satisfy any judgment they obtain. Read More.

Construction Contract Dispute: Knowledge equals liability


In Somerset Civil Pty Ltd v Sugarbag Road Pty Ltd the Court left open the possibility that a principal may be liable to pay their builder where it knows (or ought to have known) that the builder was unlicensed. This is despite unlicensed work being unlawful under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991. Read More.



Due to COVID-19, many Australians are currently dealing with serious financial concerns and are now faced with the difficult situation of not being able to meet their financial obligations linked to their family law property settlement, spousal maintenance and child support payments. Read More.

Defamation Case: Bad Neighbours and an AVO


The case of Cosco v Hutley is a cautionary warning to be mindful of what is said in the heat of battle as it could lead to a defamation case. Read More.

Where Joint Ventures Fail


Joint ventures are often considered an attractive vehicle to combining businesses. However, disputes and failed arrangements are a common occurrence. Read More.

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Safe Haven for Hong Kong Nationals


In light of the current political climate in Hong Kong, the Australian Government has announced visa extensions for some Hong Kong residents. Read More.

Family Business Disputes: Bringing a Derivative Action


Many directors, shareholders and other company officers are often unaware that when a dispute arises between directors and/or shareholders of the same company, they have legal standing to bring a derivative action. Read More.

Media outlets confirmed as ‘publishers’ of Facebook comments


Case study: Media outlets 'publishers' of Facebook comments. The Voller decision has the potential to impact any business that administers a social media page. Read More.

Retail Shop & Commercial Leases Regulation (Fact Sheet)


On 28 May 2020, the Queensland Government introduced the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulation). The following fact sheet provides general guidance in navigating the Regulation.  Read More.

Changes to Insolvency Laws Due to COVID-19


On 22 March 2020, the Federal Government announced a range of temporary measures to provide relief to businesses across Australia who are currently, or will shortly, experience extreme pressure due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.

Ramsden Lawyers is now on YouTube


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Congratulations to Australian Childcare Projects Ltd


Congratulations to Australian Childcare Projects Ltd. Our client ACP has completed the sale of its business to Morgan Stanley ('MS'). Read More.