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COVID, Rent, Sharing Losses and Systemic Risk

COVID, Rent, Sharing Losses and Systemic Risk

Our contracts and the law surrounding them do not account for systemic risk. I believe that the common law has done a good job of balancing risks between parties (or rather a not-terrible job: it is difficult to determine whether law is truly good, merely whether there could be worse). Parties are generally held to their obligations, and there are limited situation that they can get out of them such as misrepresentation, fraud, implied terms, unconscionability, duress, frustration and undue influence to name a few. 

Yet Another End of Billable-hours Story

Yet Another End of Billable-hours Story

Last week I was reading Yet Another End of Billable-hour Story “YAE-BS” and decided the time is ripe for change in the legal industry: we need to see the end of YAE-BS.  

The Real Reason Why 100 hour Lawyer Weeks Should End 

The Real Reason Why 100 hour Lawyer Weeks Should End 

Fair Work Australia has just ruled that law clerks must be paid overtime when they are working above full time. Some commentators have decried the end of a rite of passage and induction into a particular culture. Others have wondered if this will impact upon law graduate’s job opportunities. And others have celebrated the end to overwork and underpay. 

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