Secure encrypted communications between lawyers and clientsCommercial Litigation, Confiscations & Proceeds of Crime, Crime
I explain the reasons why it may be appropriate to consider using a secure, encrypted service for communications between lawyer and client. I consider various apps including Wickr, BlackBerry BBM, Signal, WhatsApp across multiple platforms.
Offsetting claims and Statutory DemandsCommercial Litigation, Corporations
The WA Supreme Court has construed the words “cross-demand” in s 459H Corporations Act broadly (see Qube Logistics v United Equipment), thus allowing a wide category of debts (that could not be pleaded as a set off in debt recovery proceedings) to be classed as “offsetting claims.”
How to simplify costs ordersCommercial Litigation
Simplifying costs orders and avoiding a complex taxation of costs. The January 2015 Court of Appeal (WA) decision in Nelson v Moorcraft provides practical guidance.
Injunction applications – practical stepsCommercial Litigation, Regulatory
Practical steps for injunction applications: Tips for preparing and structuring an injunction application to maximise efficiency and likelihood of success plus tips to minimise risk in the long term.