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Posted on 2 Jun 2020

Insolvency

Among the many legislative changes introduced as a consequence of COVID-19 and its impact on individuals and businesses new legislation passed by the Federal Parliament has made significant changes to Corporations Law and Bankruptcy…

Posted on 25 Mar 2019

New legislation with respect to the taking of Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

The Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (VIC) has come into operation and makes practical changes to the law and simplifies the requirements for the taking of Affidavits. Until now there have been quite formal…

Posted on 11 Jul 2017

New arrangements for domestic building disputes now in place

Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV): for better or worse, this is a name that builders and consumers in Victoria will become very familiar with following recent changes to the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic)….

Posted on 31 May 2016

Domestic Building – Damages for Failed Slab

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.5.1″] The Supreme Court of Victoria – Court of Appeal has upheld the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision to award damages against the builder, Metricon, on the basis that…

Posted on 23 May 2016

Recovering a debt with a Statutory Demand

A Statutory Demand is a means of recovering a debt owed by a company, provided under the Corporations Act 2001 (‘the Act’). If a company fails to comply with a Statutory Demand, the Court…

Posted on 11 May 2016

Superannuation – Binding Death Nominations

The Federal Court of Australia in an important decision has upheld a decision of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal to pay superannuation benefits equally to children of the deceased notwithstanding significant factors in the history…

Posted on 4 Jul 2014

VCAT Amendment Act 2014

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act has been recently amended and has now come into effect. Significant changes in particular are made with respect to the role of expert witnesses in VCAT matters….

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 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…