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Belinda Randall

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Name: Belinda Randall
Date registered: 24 March 2015

Latest posts

  1. Section 6 – farewell (and good riddance!) — 17 July 2017
  2. The world catches up to securities class actions — 26 February 2017
  3. Senate Signs off on Financial Adviser Reforms – Changes to Claim Volume/Risk Profile Ahead? — 21 February 2017
  4. To walk away or not to walk away – what is a genuine offer to compromise? — 13 December 2016
  5. Insurer unable to deny third party liability claim for jet ski accident – section 54 strikes again — 24 November 2016

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Federal Court Changes the Playing Field on ‘Agreed’ Civil Penalties in Regulatory Proceedings

The very recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court (handed down on 1 May 2015) in Director, Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v CFMEU [2015] FCAFC 59 has changed the law in relation to the Court’s approach to ‘agreed’ penalties in civil penalty proceedings. This decision is likely to be highly relevant to …

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Proceeds of Crime Proceeding Against former Gunns Chairman Stalls Over Penalty Dispute

The hearing of the proceeds of crime proceeding against John Gay has been deferred following a decision by Eastcourt J in the Supreme Court of Tasmania on 20 April 2015 regarding the basis upon which any penalty ought to be calculated. To read the decision, please click here.

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Getting the Court seal of approval of class action settlements – Victorian Supreme Court confirms the test

Justice Croft of the Victorian Supreme Court has confirmed and clarified the task before a court in the approval of a group proceeding (class action) settlement application in a recent decision which approved the settlement of the Great Southern Victorian proceedings: Peter Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance & Ors [2014] VSC 516 (11 …

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Grant-Taylor v Babcock & Brown – causation and proof of loss in shareholder actions

The Federal Court has weighed into the debate about causation and proof of loss in shareholder actions in its decision of Grant-Taylor v Babcock & Brown Limited (in liquidation) [2015] FCA 149 (4 March 2015). Significantly, Justice Perram has entertained the possibility that shareholders or investors may be able to claim losses in circumstances where …

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No policy, no invoice, no premium – but insurer on risk

Imprecise and incomplete communications between a broker and an insurer has led to an insurer being found on risk even though, as the judge observed: “No policy was prepared; no invoice was sent; no premium was paid.” In late 2007, Leading Synthetics instructed its broker, Austbrokers, to get a policy against the risk that one …

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