21 May 2007
Welcome to the May edition of Clayton Utz Government Insights, in which we'll look at some issues in twos.
First, there are two problems that frequently come up in decision-making: asking the right question, and working out the relevance of departmental policy. What guidance are courts giving?
We'll also examine two aspects of Government liability: how Government can protect itself from aggravated and exemplary damages, and the new Commonwealth regime for dealing with moral, not purely legal, claims.
We'll also learn what you can do when a deal goes sour - is termination an option? - and the new disclosure regime for Government contracts in NSW.
Finally, we'll meet two new partners.
By John Carroll and Jan Cumming.
By Jan Cumming.
By Philip Harrison.
By Brendan Bateman.
By Tosin Aro.