LAURA KEILY | Barrister | Thought Leadership
Laura Keily is a barrister and a bold advocate who advises on the full gamut of business disputes in Australia.
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Thought Leadership

This case highlights both the inherent mutability and increasing importance of ‘commercial common-sense’ in the construction of contracts, particularly where the contract in question has been poorly drafted as it clearly was in this case. What a reasonable business person considers commercial at the time...

A week is a long time in politics.  This week has been longer than many of us would care to remember. Exactly one week ago on 3 November 2016, eager not to be outshone by their friends ‘Trumpeting’ across the pond, the High Court of England...

Published by the Deakin Law Review in 1997/1998.  I CLASSICAL COMMON LAW A judge sits to give judgment, Propped up by the greats of Coke and Hale and Blackstone, And yet he needs none of them, except that they are part of experience. Always a he...

Introduction As specialist government agencies and creatures of statute mandated to achieve a public purpose, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) all possess far reaching powers to exercise their respective functions...

Your company’s Board and C-Suite are likely to focus on the macro-level impact of Brexit, in particular, the currency and stock fluctuations and the flow-on effect on trading relationships. While others are focused on the business concerns and opportunities, solicitors and General Counsel should be alive...

On 12 April 2011, ASIC released a draft Regulatory Guide (RG) entitled ‘Prospectus Disclosure: improving disclosure for retail investors’. The RG includes further guidelines on prospectus content and presentation. The draft RG is heavy on new disclosure requirements. In particular, it suggests that issuers should include...