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Anti-competition laws will soon apply to IP arrangements

By: Rhys Williamson

Until recently, intellectual property licences, assignments or arrangements (including patents, trade marks or copyright) were exempt from the Restrictive Trade Prohibiti...

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Be careful: your Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) registrations may lapse soon

By: Rhys Williamson

If you registered security interests on the PPSR when it launched seven years ago, you would be wise to check your records for the expiry date… The Personal Property Se...

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The compliance challenge

By: John Mahoney

In this modern world of extreme regulatory control it should perhaps come as no surprise to most readers that there are many aspects of operating a management rights busi...

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Mahoneys secures costs for resident manager in landmark QCAT victory

By: Mitchell Downes

Recently, Mahoneys acted for a resident manager in a termination dispute with the Body Corporate. The trial lasted 10 days. Our client, the resident manager, was successf...

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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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Implications for business when Australia implements APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules System next year

By: Rhys Williamson

After consultation with business and stakeholders, the Australian Government recently applied to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economic forum (APEC) to participat...

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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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Unpacking recent changes to Australia’s IP legislation

By: Rhys Williamson

Recent changes to Australia’s intellectual property legislation reflect some of the recommendations made by the Productivity Commission in 2016. This article explores h...

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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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Three strikes and you’re out – but only if you play fair

By: John Forde

We are pleased to announce a further victory for one of our resident manager clients in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Appeal Tribunal. In this matter the Body C...

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