The census debacle - Cove Legal comments to the AFR on the legal fallout

The recent Australian census debacle is the hottest topic in the press this week, and Roger Blow of Cove Legal was asked by the Australian Financial Review to provide his expert views on the likely legal fallout from the website failure.  Read the full article via the link below.

It has certainly been a bad news week for both the ABS and IBM, but as Roger comments, when it comes to launching any legal action there are many more considerations to take into account than merely the issue of who was at fault.  For example, a party can be liable for damages but have their liability capped within the contract, and when things really go wrong such clauses can have a massive impact on how the parties react.