Prediction: Sustaining, Disruptive and Revolutionary Innovation

Prediction: Sustaining, Disruptive and Revolutionary Innovation

As COVID forces disruption upon the world there is an opportunity for extensive positive change including in the law. Courts that have resisted online document submission and video conferencing have adopted them virtually overnight. Firms that could not get away from printing everything on the file have suddenly adopted cloud storage and filing. A vast number of meetings that could have been emails have become, well, emails. 

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. 

Ailira Is Now Working From Home

Ailira Is Now Working From Home

Home for Ailira in the further reaches of Australia is sometimes on the move (although not for much longer as Australia edges towards complete lockdown)  to get to clients……….. and like many many others working from home can mean bored husbands and...
Yet Another End of Billable-hours Story

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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