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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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