Monthly Archives: April 2011

Who owns your emails? Are they property?

Oswal v Carson involves an application for an interlocutory injunction by the wife of the former managing director of a company in receivership to restrain the receivers having access to her emails hosted on the company’s server.  Mrs Oswal alleged … Continue reading

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Damages for breach of contract for sale of development property

Portbury Development Co Pty Ltd v Mackali considered the requirements of a notice of rescission of a contract of sale of a development property and an assessment of the Vendor’s damages. It is fundamental that damages for breach of contract … Continue reading

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Value of compulsory acquisition by VicRoads

The Supreme Court of Victoria case of McCann v Roads Corporation considered the valuation of land compulsory acquired by the Roads Corporation to build a bypass road near Geelong. The question was whether the land should be valued as agricultural … Continue reading

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Hobsons Bay Council evicts trespassers from boatsheds #AusLaw

Boat sheds around Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay are prime real estate.  Here’s an extract from a recent Victorian Supreme Court case.  On the northern bank of the Kororoit Creek in Altona is an area known as the Kororoit Creek Fishing Village. The … Continue reading

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Wanted business coach for lawyers #AusLaw

The Mornington Peninsula Lawyers’ Association meet every second month for dinner.  We have had a cancellation for Thursday 26 May.  We are looking for a speaker to talk us about business development for lawyers.  Know anyone who can help out?

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Social media ideas for lawyers #AusLaw

Being new to Twitter, I have started to follow people who appear interesting, and then follow the people who those people and so on exponentially. The clever thing is that they start to follow you back. Then if you start … Continue reading

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Lleyton Hewitt sues his Agent for negligently managing his affairs #AusLaw #in

Tennis star Lleyton Hewitt is being sued by his agent Octagon in a Supreme Court of Victoria for unpaid commissions.  A related company Octagon Financial was involved in the management of Hewitt’s affairs including providing financial services to Hewitt “such as maintaining … Continue reading

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Getting Started

…but it takes longer to have something to say. First about me.  I am a commercial property lawyer based in Melbourne.  My focus is on residential, commercial, industrial and recreational developments.  I also have an interest in clients building small … Continue reading

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