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COVID-19: Our checklist for businesses to navigate the uncertainty

By: Rhys Williamson

The COVID-19 pandemic is an incredibly stressful time with so much uncertainty about what the future holds. When events are out of our control, it can help to focus on wh...

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Why a lot owner deed is so important

By: John Mahoney

A recent decision of the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management (OCBCCM) has highlighted the importance of complying with the ‘lot owner...

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The role of the Enduring Power of Attorney in relation to binding death benefit nominations

By: Cath Champion

This article explores the role of the enduring power of attorney to effectively make a binding death benefit nomination after a member of a self-managed superannuation fu...

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Medical practice structuring and home ownership

By: Antony Harrison

Structuring your medical practice to protect the family home Are you a medical practitioner? Trading as a trust may be the best way to minimise your personal exposure in

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The goose, the golden egg and the assignment

By: John Mahoney

In an article I wrote some 5 years ago I expressed concern at a trend in management rights of inexperienced managers being sold management rights on promises of minimal w...

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Uncertainty around short term letting

By: John Mahoney

For a variety of reasons we have in recent months fielded many enquiries about short term lettings. Some clients have wanted to prevent Airbnb, some have wanted to stop l...

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The power of appointment of trusts

By: Wesley Hill

A recent case involving a prominent South Australian wine-making family highlighted the importance of making sure that control of a trust following the death of the appoi...

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Development Approval – enforcement orders

By: John Forde

In Pike v Tighe [2018] HCA 9 (14 March 2018) the High Court held that the Development Approval condition attaches to the land and binds the owner, the owner’s succes...

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Off the plan – off the boil?

By: John Mahoney

With the huge number of new unit projects coming on line in the past couple of years, and more following, there have been many significant off the plan management rights

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When a deposit is paid by electronic transfer, when is it legally considered ‘paid’?

By: John Mahoney

The District Court recently had to consider if a deposit payable under a house sale contract was paid on the due date. In this situation, the deposit was electronically t...

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