But I didn’t sign anything?

Writing Requirements for Contracts for the Sale of Land and the Electronic Transactions Act Section 59 of the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld) (“Property Law Act”) stipulates that a contract for the sale or other disposition of an interest in land must be in writing and signed to be enforceable. Other Australian jurisdictions have similar continue reading

Pay Me Everything – Contractual Indemnities and Indemnity Costs

The recoverability of costs is a significant factor in legal proceedings. Most commercial agreements contain clauses seeking to indemnify an innocent party absolutely against any legal costs that might be incurred because of another party’s breach. Unfortunately, clauses of this type are regularly recycled from existing precedents, without any regard to the relevant authorities and continue reading

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