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Consumer Law Update: The definition of ‘Consumer’ is changing

10 February 2021 | Corporate Finance |

Effective 1 July 2021, businesses in Australia need to be aware of the newly expanded definition of 'consumer' under Australia Consumer Law ('ACL'), which will allow more customers to rely on Consumer Guarantees.

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Combustible Cladding Update: Victoria Prohibits Use of ACP Containing Greater Than 7% Polyethylene

05 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

NSW Government launches Project Remediate, a program focused on providing financial assistance and technical/quality assurance measures to the owners of residential apartment buildings affected by high risk combustible cladding.

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Not For Profit (NFP) Board Update 2021: Lessons from 2020

27 January 2021 | Corporate Finance |

Events such as the 2019 Australian bushfires & the global COVID pandemic have highlighted how pivotal it is for Not For Profit (NFPs) organisations to improve their governance processes and diversify their funding sources, both of which have a material impact on the ultimate success of the NFP.

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Insolvency Law Update: Repeal of Covid Business Protection January 2021

18 January 2021 | Corporate Finance |

In a bid to support the Australian economy and business during the pandemic, the new Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act restricted the ways that creditors could recover their debts. These COVID-driven debtor relief measures have now expired.

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March 2021 Countdown For NSW Residential Builders

13 January 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

From 1 March 2021, as part of a significant reform for the residential construction industry, NSW residential builders will be able to utilise the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) ('the SOP Act') to obtain outstanding payments from owners.

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Law firms need to consider increasing cyber security measures in 2021

21 December 2020 | Corporate Finance |

Nexus' Principal and legal tech expert Jeremy Duffy discusses the three key things legal businesses undertake to start 2021 in a more cyber-secure position.

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Nexus Construction & Infrastructure Top Tips for 2021

15 December 2020 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

As we close 2020 and move into 2021, businesses in the construction industry should consider preparing their businesses for the following activities over holiday shutdown period

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Nexus Construction & Infrastructure 2020 Round Up

09 December 2020 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus' Construction & Infrastructure team provides a review of the key industry legislative changes which took place in 2020.

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Australia’s new Payment Times Reporting Scheme will commence 1 January 2021

01 December 2020 | Corporate Finance |

With Australia’s new Payment Times Reporting Scheme commencing 1 January 2021, large businesses in Australia will start the new year having to publicly report their payment practices to small businesses.

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Combustible Cladding Update: NSW Government Launches Project Remediate

27 November 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

NSW Government launches Project Remediate, a program focused on providing financial assistance and technical/quality assurance measures to the owners of residential apartment buildings affected by high risk combustible cladding.

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Nexus Law Group strengthens Construction & Infrastructure practice with new National Practice Director

23 November 2020 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus Law Group announces the appointment of Ben Robertson as Partner and National Practice Director of Construction & Infrastructure team.

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Impending 31 December 2020 deadline for changes to Discretionary Trusts

26 October 2020 | Estate Planning |

If you are a trustee or beneficiary of a discretionary trust that owns property in NSW, your trust deed may require amendments that exclude ‘foreign persons’ as beneficiaries by 31 December 2020 to avoid additional surcharges.

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Surety Bonds vs Bank Guarantees: Understanding the pros & cons

18 September 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

COVID is having a significant braking effect on the economy and construction contractors are not immune. 
Depending on jurisdiction, contractors may already …

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Nexus Law Group opens new Perth office

31 August 2020 | Banking & Finance |

Nexus has appointed Regulatory and Compliance specialist Colin Miller as Principal of its newly established Perth office.

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The Eternal ‘Battle of Forms’ – Purchase Orders v Quotations

25 June 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

A constant problem in construction and procurement is parties arguing about whose terms apply when both have issued their standard terms.  …

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