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Posted on 3 Jul 2014

Liquidator Disclaimer of Lease Powers

To the concern of many practitioners practising in leasing law, the High Court has recently determined that a landlord’s liquidator is entitled to disclaim, or extinguish, a lease.  It has been common practice for…

Posted on 4 Apr 2014

Superannuation Borrowings

There has been much talk in the press recently about the ability of superannuation funds to now borrow. You would be excused from thinking that radical changes have been made to the types of…

Posted on 3 Apr 2014

Personal Property Securities Act and Leases

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) came into force on 30 January 2012 and introduced new rules for the enforcement and priority of personal property securities interests with respect to personal property….

Posted on 4 Oct 2012

Separation and Divorce

Should I consider the provisions of my current will? In the event of a breakdown of the domestic relationship with your spouse or partner, it is imperative that you review your Will. Whilst the…

Posted on 4 Oct 2012

Workplace Relations

Risks associated with Social Media The phenomenal rise in the use (and misuse) of social media is something to behold. The way in which people now gather their news, communicate with their friends and…

Posted on 4 Jul 2011

Company Directors and Officers Duties

Once again, the duties of executive and non-executive directors pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 has come into question. ASIC v Healey & Ors (2011) FCA717 (better known as the “Centro Case”). Readers interested…

Posted on 4 May 2010

Occupational Health and Safety in Victoria

Introduction In Victoria, occupational health and safety in the workplace is principally regulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (“the Act’) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (Vic). The…

Posted on 4 Jan 2010

Probate – Deceased Estates

What is “Probate”? Probate is the process of proving and registering with the Supreme Court the last Will of a deceased person. Someone needs to deal with the deceased’s assets and liabilities and the…

Posted on 4 Jan 2010

Mediation Services

Agreement is the best way Mediation is a process and set of principles designed to manage and resolve disputes between parties. Mediation is proving a more efficient method of dispute resolution than other processes…

Posted on 4 Jan 2010

Disputing a Will

“Testator’s Family Maintenance” The freedom to make a Will It is said that it is one of the freedoms of our society that a person is free to dispose of their assets by their…