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Dealing with Body Corporate Disputes

By: Ben Seccombe

In bodies corporate it is inevitable that, from time to time, disputes will occur. Fortunately, in Queensland there are numerous cost-effective avenues available to assis...

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Social distancing requirements for bodies corporate?

By: Todd Garsden

There have been over 60 public health directives issued by the Queensland Health Department since the start of COVID – almost 20 different public health directions

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Motels – getting back up and running – are you good to go?

By: Amy ODonnell

With Queensland moving into stage 2 of the relaxation process ahead of schedule, everyone is working frantically.  This means preparing COVID Safe plans, hiring staff (o...

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New guidance on patenting computer-implemented inventions (Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd [2020] FCAFC 86)

By: Rhys Williamson

The Full Court of the Federal Court in Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd [2020] FCAFC 86  (Rokt Appeal)  has unanimously held that Rokt’s ‘digital adve...

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Making sure your by-laws are correct

By: Todd Garsden

Given the recent lockdowns that have forced many occupiers to spend more time within their lots, interferences between occupiers have been tested to their limits. Committ...

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Statutory reviews – a process to change your caretaking agreement

By: Ben Seccombe

When a new community title scheme is established the developer has an obligation – to both the body corporate and the caretaker – to ensure the caretaking agr...

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Reopening pools in a body corporate because of COVID-19

By: Todd Garsden

Pools can now be reopened after 15 May 2020. The Queensland Government has released its roadmap to easing restrictions. As part of that roadmap, the first stage includes

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New guidance on patenting computer-implemented inventions (Facebook, Inc. [2020] APO 19)

By: Rhys Williamson

A recent Australian Patent Office decision of Facebook, Inc. [2020] APO 19 may signal a relaxation of its view on what’s required to patent a computer–implemented inv...

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Management rights options and variations during COVID-19

By: Todd Garsden

Many things have changed for bodies corporate and resident managers and how they manage their affairs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one issue that has not c...

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Liability for Building Defects

By: Ben Seccombe

An issue that arises frequently in strata title buildings is building defects. Despite many laws being passed to help consumers with COVID-19 related issues, the responsi...

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