Michael Bacina

Lawyers beware the “procedural selfie”

With the Online Court in NSW coming into force it’s important that lawyers keep the contents and procedures of the various practice notes in mind before racing to use electronic solutions. In Unique International College v Australian Council for Private… Continue Reading →

Government funding for high growth SMEs wanting to run with the Gazelles…

In a tight economic market, any lending advantage can assist in solvency and business growth. As part of the Baird Government’s recent election promise to create new jobs, there are two Jobs for NSW pilot programs available to SME, but with… Continue Reading →

Airbnb a little deflated after decision against tenants

Airbnb is one of Silicon Valley’s tech darlings, a so called “unicorn” (a start-up with a $1 billion plus valuation) which arranges for short term accommodation in over 57,000 cities world wide, has more than 500,000 rental bookings each night, and does all… Continue Reading →

What’s the harm? The practical consequences of breaching the Harman Rule

In a recent decision by her Honour Olsson J in the District Court of New South Wales, a creditor has learned the hard way about the consequences of breaching the Harman Rule which I recently wrote about (with the kind… Continue Reading →

Confidentiality, contempt and the court: Implied undertakings and the Harman Rule

All may be fair in love, war and litigation, but companies and individuals engaged in the litigation process need to remember that the use documents obtained in litigation via a compulsory process of the court (such as through disclosure or… Continue Reading →

Safe as houses? Dealing with a deposit in bankruptcy

The recent decision of Majet & Anor v Goggin & Miller as Trustees of the Bankrupt Estate of Brett-Hall & Anor considered the impact of a trustee-in-bankruptcy’s disclaimer of a contract for the sale of land on the rights, interests and… Continue Reading →

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