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Commercial and Contract Noticeboard May 2021: Commercial Damages May Update

Content updates

Updated commentary has been provided on commercial damages in the key subjects of Construction law, Competition and Consumer law, Trade Marks and Passing Off and Defamation. Updates as to evidentiary and procedural matters have also been included for subscribers' ease of reference. 

In this update, subscribers can, inter alia, read discussion of key cases such as Leeda Projects Pty Ltd v Zeng  [2020] VSCA 192 as to loss of use damages in building and construction and PKT Technologies Pty Ltd v Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 216 as to exemplary damages for breach of copyright as well as a thorough overview of specific commercial contexts, such as damages in Building and Construction matters (see [32.10]ff). 

The Commercial and Contract practice area include a diverse range of essential precedents, newsletters and texts covering contract and commercial law. Commercial Damages is a litigation subscription service offering assistance to commercial lawyers acting for clients with damages claims. Its author, Sydney Jacobs, is a barrister specialising in a range of areas including commercial law, equity, contracts, property and building, trade practices, professional negligence and insurance law. Precedents cover commercial and retail leasing applicable to all Australian jurisdictions as well as various commercial transactions including sales, shares, releases and confidentiality and supply contracts transactions.
Commercial practice is covered by leading texts addressing both Australian and international commercial arbitration; principles relating to contract law, including commercial contract clauses and specific texts addressing commercial damages, food legislation in NSW, foreign investment and liquor licensing law. To subscribe to the Commercial and Contract Practice Area on new Westlaw, contact Thomson Reuters.
Rebecca Byrne
By Rebecca Byrne
Manager Analytical and Research Content AU

Rebecca is an admitted lawyer in New South Wales, Legal Editor and Content Manager. She manages a variety of subscription services, as well as a team of Content Managers who manage legal analytical and research content in print and online, namely, Westlaw AU and the new Westlaw. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) (Distinction) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Rebecca was an employed lawyer at John Lloyd & Co Solicitors & Attorneys.

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