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Thought Leadership in Dispute Resolution & Litigation Property Services 20 March 2019

Court awards damages for building works not completed in a reasonable time

Renovations dragging on? A recent decision determined there was an implied term that building works be completed within a reasonable period of time.

Thought Leadership in Insolvency & Reconstruction Dispute Resolution & Litigation 12 March 2019

A minor typo with major consequences for a statutory demand

Using an incorrectly spelt address when attempting to deliver a statutory demand proved to be an expensive lesson for one organisation.

Thought Leadership in Property Services 14 February 2019

Lay of the Land Property Tax Update: Till debt do us part

The High Court has unanimously decided in favour of allowing a wife to assign her tax debt of $256,078.32 plus General Interest Charge (GIC) to her husband in a recent case.

Thought Leadership in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Privacy Cyber Risk & Data Security 07 February 2019

I didn’t use the BCC email function – have I just breached privacy laws?

Sent a mass email and didn’t BCC all recipients? You could be breaching data breach notification laws.

Thought Leadership in Property Services Leasing 04 February 2019

Valuer and Retail Leases Update – Premises deemed not to be retail premises

A recent VCAT decision considers whether a premises used by an online business primarily for production, packaging and storage of health supplements could be a retail premises.

Thought Leadership in Property Services 14 January 2019

Lay of the Land Property Tax Update: High Court rules on assessing the value of stamp duty regarding the value of company assets

A recent High Court decision outlines how to determine the value of stamp duty when assessing the value of company assets.

Thought Leadership in Property Services Leasing 09 January 2019

Valuer and Retail Leases Update – Failure by landlord to repair air-conditioning deemed to be a breach of the lease

If a lease provides that the premises are air-conditioned, then the landlord has an obligation to provide air-conditioning to the tenant.

Thought Leadership in Dispute Resolution & Litigation Corporate Services 17 December 2018

PPSR Series: Getting super results from a super priority – learning how to use a PMSI under the PPSA

Special Counsel Catherine Ballantyne explains what you need to know about PMSI and the benefits and tips and tricks for registering and using them.

Thought Leadership in Property Services Leasing 12 December 2018

Valuer and Retail Leases Update – Landlord responsible for a leaking roof

A recent decision makes it very clear that a leaking roof in a building is likely to be a landlord's responsibility to fix.

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