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Posted on 3 Jul 2014

Residential Tenancies

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is undertaking a review of the Residential Tenancies Act particularly with reference to the common practice of landlords and their agent photographing premises to show prospective buyers or new…

Posted on 3 Jul 2014

Reminder to use New Form Disclosure Statements

We are still, from time to time, seeing outdated Disclosure Statements being used. The new Retail Leases Regulations 2013 (Vic), which applies to retail premises leases, came into operation on 22 April 2013. Amongst…

Posted on 3 Jul 2014

Privacy Law Reform

The Privacy Act 1988 has recently been amended to make a number of significant changes to privacy laws in Australia. The most important changes include: 1. The Privacy Act now includes a set of…

Posted on 3 Jul 2014

Personal Loan Agreements

In any circumstances where a loan of money is to be made, a formal agreement should be prepared and executed. Personal Loans It occurs from time to time that individuals make loans to family…

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…