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By: John Mahoney25 January 2019
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...
By: Cath Champion13 December 2018
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...
By: Antony Harrison22 November 2018
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
By: John Mahoney29 June 2018
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...
By: John Mahoney27 June 2018
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...
By: Wesley Hill17 April 2018
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...
By: John Forde23 March 2018
In Pike v Tighe  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...
By: John Mahoney24 August 2017
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
By: John Mahoney12 July 2017
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...
By: Antony Harrison23 March 2017
You may have heard that some states in Australia have introduced a duty and/or land tax surcharge for foreign persons buying residential land. What do we mean by resident...
By: Mahoneys12 September 2016
The potential for bankruptcy to affect a beneficiary under a deceased estate poses significant problems for inter-generational wealth planning. When a beneficiary to a de...
By: Mahoneys19 May 2016
by Marek Reardon – Special Counsel The approach of 30 June heralds an increase in activity in business compliance activity in many industry sectors. None more so
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