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In brief The Supreme Court of Victoria has found liquidators can be made personally liable for clean-up costs in respect of land that was, on their appointment, polluted or environmentally hazardous as “occupiers” under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (Vic) (EP Act). A disclaimer notice issued by the liquidators in respect of polluted property was set aside, preserving the liquidators’ indemnity from a related third party for that environmental liability. This left the liquidators (and…

This panel discussion explored how COVID has delivered 5 years of disruption to the retail sector in just 3 months with the move from bricks and mortar to on-line shopping, and how the Australian, Asian and US retail sectors have fared as a result. Some of the key insights were: While globally there has been a shift in what people are spending their money on, the beneficiaries of those shifts have differed regionally. US customers…