CASE NOTE: JM Family Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v Owltown Pty Ltd & Anor


JM Family Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v Owltown Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] QCA 260 This appeal was heard by Court of Appeal Justices Fraser and McMurdo but the leading judgment was that of Justice Bond of the Trial Division of the Court of Appeal with whose reasons Fraser and McMurdo JJA agreed. [...]

Communication with the Bench – Do I or Don’t I


Practitioners involved in litigation in any of our Courts or Tribunals are often faced with the prospect of having to communicate with a judicial officer or registry staff in relation to a contentious issue. This may often be done in the context where one’s opponent may, shall we say, be less than cooperative than one [...]

Limitation Periods In Historical Sexual Assault Cases


The Victorian Court of Appeal in Connellan v Murphy (2017) VSCA 116 (22 May 2017) (Priest, Beach and Kaye JJA) had cause to consider the Victorian Limitation of Actions Act in relation to a claim for damages for alleged sexual assaults occurring almost 50 years ago. In particular the Court had to consider whether or [...]