Key Points

  • The Personal Property Securities Act 2017(“Act”), which was passed in Fiji on 15 September 2017, will come into force in Fiji on 31 May 2019, with the Personal Property Securities Register (“Registry”) going “live” at the same time.

  • The Act indicates significant reform for Fiji’s financial system by allowing a much wider ra...

May 15, 2019

The Personal Property Securities Act 2017 (Act) will be commencing on 31 May 2019, representing a major reform for Fiji’s financial system.

The Act will overhaul secured lending in Fiji and will also have far-reaching consequences across a broad range of commercial transactions and arrangements.

If you are involved in lending, equipment leasing,...

March 26, 2019

Key Takeaway

  • The Criminal Procedure Act (2009) in Fiji allows the Court to acquit or discharge an accused.

  • An “acquittal” order frees an accused from those proceedings whereas a “discharge order” does not.

  • In Drose v State [2019] FJHC 113 (Drose v State), the Accused was discharged from the Magistrate Court after prosecution infor...

Key Points

  • The Online Safety Act 2018 (Act) was enacted in May 2018 and has yet to be gazetted.

  • The Act is the first of its kind to be introduced in Fiji.

  • This reform means victims of online abuse will be able to seek redress outside of making a claim of libel and will also significantly increase the penalties that perpetrators ma...

Key Takeaways

  • The High Court of Fiji in the decision of Samou v Estate of Leslie Allinson [2019][1] has provided some great insight into the structure and dynamics of what constitutes a de facto relationship.

  • In this case the Court took a “holistic” approach to determining what constitutes a defacto relationship and pointed to the need...

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