15 January 2015 marked the commencement date of the first stage of a series of significant amendments to the Home Building Act which regulates the NSW home building industry.
A plaintiff who sues for breach of contract is to be awarded damages that put the plaintiff in the same position they would have been had the contract been performed. The recent High Court case of Clark v Macourt provides an interesting discussion about the issues that can arise when applying such well-accepted legal principles to specific fact situations, especially in relation to questions about whether the plaintiff has mitigated its loss. Read more
Case Note – Flo Rida v Mothership Music Pty Ltd  NSWCA 268 (20 August 2013)
Flo Rida (the appellant in these proceedings) is a well-known rap music artist who was contracted to appear at a music festival in Newcastle, New South Wales on 22 October 2011.