What Is a Quantum Meruit Claim?
Quantum meruit refers to an equitable doctrine where the law recognises that on the occasion an individual is not designated a payment for their work, the individual is to receiveRead More
What is the Difference Between Puffery and Misrepresentation?
Misrepresentation and puffery are often confused and must be distinguished by the court. Nonetheless, this article will define and distinguish puffery from misrepresentation. What is puffery? Puffery refers to aRead More
What is a Court Mention?
Regardless of how minor or serious your offence is, if you are pressed with a charge you will encounter a court mention. A court mention, which is also often referredRead More
In Litigation, what is a Cross-Claim?
A defendant typically has 28 days to provide a defence to a statement of claim. In this time, they may also choose to file a cross-claim against a co-defendant orRead More
Exemplary Damages – What Are They?
In civil disputes, a plaintiff will be awarded damages for actual loss or damage suffered by the actions of a defendant. There are four types of damages that a courtRead More
What is an Interlocutory Application?
Interlocutory applications are made by parties prior to a final hearing in a case to seek a wide range of orders from the court. The application can be made atRead More
How does Arbitration Work?
Arbitration is process where parties present their disputes and arguments to an independent party called an ‘arbitrator’. The arbitrator will hand down an award which is final, binding and enforceable. Read More
What are pleadings?
Pleadings are the formal documents parties must file with the court before a case. Pleadings should clearly outline a plaintiff’s claim and a defendant’s response to the claim. They presentRead More