Category: Commercial Disputes

Can legal fees be recouped when chasing outstanding strata levies?

29-November-2010 Commercial Disputes,Property By Mark Streeter

Can a strata Body Corporate recover all of the legal costs it incurs when chasing outstanding strata levies? It is quite common for civil legal action to leave successful plaintiffs out-of-pocket in respect to their legal expenses, even if they obtain...

Businesses paying debts more quickly since GFC

Commercial Disputes By Mark Streeter

An interesting article in The Sydney Morning Herald in October 2009 commented on the statistics from Dun & Bradstreet's trade payments analysis.  The article, Business pay up more quickly, said the analysis showed a fall in the payment terms for...

ANU versus AON case reduces lawyers making admendments

Commercial Disputes By Mark Streeter

Case forces unprofessional lawyers to lift their game In a decision on 5 August 2009 the High Court significantly revised the guiding principles relating to case management of proceedings brought before the Courts in Australia.  The decision overruled...

18-month-old overdue debt paid in 2 days

Commercial Disputes By Mark Streeter

It pays to act on overdue accounts Every business needs to manage their cashflow. Overdue accounts can make this hard. This case study demonstrates how bringing in Streeterlaw Sydney Lawyers speeded up the process dramatically. The Pain Aged debt...

Property developer ends up in Court

Commercial Disputes,Property By Mark Streeter

Two court cases follow breakdown of a business relationship The first court decision over who was responsible and who was to pay costs was overwritten by the second court decision. Facts behind BATTERHAM v MAKEIG [2010] NSWCA86 (22 April...

Implied terms of contract important when recovering debts

Commercial Disputes By Mark Streeter

Recovering debts depends on the contract - whether written or verbal In a decision by Justice Barrett on 31 August 2010 in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Court gave a helpful re-statement of the law relating to the “normal conditions”...

When is a contract binding?

Commercial Disputes,Property By Mark Streeter

    High Court asked to rule if a contract existed and was binding Masters versus Cameron [1954] HCA 72 is a classic legal case that is still the leading authority on whether there is a binding contract or not. Even though this law case is...

What to do when a client appoints an Administrator

Commercial Disputes By Mark Streeter

Don't panic if your debtor appoints an Administrator Have you ever been ‘surprised’ to receive a letter regarding one of your clients who owe you money advising that an Insolvency Practitioner has been appointed an Administrator of the company?...