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NCAT building disputes – can your lawyer represent you?

18 September 2014 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) replaced numerous tribunals on 1 January 2014, including the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal. …

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Is it a House? Is it a Unit? Is it Strata? … NO it’s COMMUNITY TITLE!

08 September 2014 | Property & Real Estate |

A recent decision in the Land and Environment Court, found in favour of the developer, has provoked controversy in Muswellbrook and …

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Innovation and the Law

13 August 2014 | News & Events |

The founder and principal of Australia’s “first full service dispersed law firm” believes innovation should be a greater priority for Australian …

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The cost of litigation and the prudence of settlement

12 August 2014 | Dispute Resolution |

The recent Supreme Court judgment in Chaina v Presbyterian Church (NSW) Property Trust (No. 26) [2014] NSWSC 1009 (‘Scots’) on the …

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Change of position defence: a case to consider

10 July 2014 | Corporate & Commercial |

This decision shows the importance of having strict policies and procedures in place when dealing with customers and clients. Payments made …

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Major reforms change the face of the Home Building Act

11 June 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Residential builders, developers and property owners can expect a major shake-up to the industry. Significant amendments to the Home Building Act …

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Director guarantees on Home Warranty Insurance – understand what you’re signing up for

08 May 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The NSW Supreme Court has heard a challenge to the requirement for directors of building companies to provide indemnity for any …

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The Reasonableness of ‘reasonable endeavours’

01 April 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

This decision highlights the importance of proper negotiations and drafting for commercial contracts.  Documents need to be crafted to properly reflect …

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The new Security of Payments landscape – critical changes to the NSW Legislation

13 March 2014 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

In response to the Collins Inquiry into Insolvency in the Construction Industry, the Government has passed the most significant amendments to …

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Got a pool? Know the rules!

07 March 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Do you own a property in NSW which has a pool (including a spa pool) located on it or are you …

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Law Alert – Privacy Law Reform

24 January 2014 | Corporate & Commercial |

Law Alert –Privacy Law Reform
Changes to Privacy Laws in Australia will come into effect from 12 March 2014.
The changes are aimed …

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