Corporate and Commercial

Are your PPSR registrations about to expire?

Richard Suters 26/02/2019

Are you aware of when your PPSR registrations expire? If not, you could be at risk of losing the protection offered by your registered security interest, potentially leaving you with limited recourse against your debtors.

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Corporate and Commercial

How well do you know your supply chain?

Richard Suters 26/02/2019

Both Federal and State laws will soon require certain large organisations to provide annual reports on the risks of modern slavery occurring within their supply chains. If your organisation is subject to these laws, you should be aware of your obligations, with the first reporting period to commence this year.

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Estate Planning

Testamentary Trusts – Why everyone is talking about them

Erin Brown 26/02/2019

One of the most commonly asked estate planning questions we receive is “is it worth me setting up a testamentary trust?” Testamentary trusts have become increasingly popular because of the tax effectiveness and asset protection they can offer. Erin Brown, Special Counsel in our Estate Planning team, explains the factors to consider when deciding whether to structure your Will to include a testamentary trust.

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Australian Paralympian Katie Kelly prepares for Tokyo 2020

Richard Suters 31/01/2019

Please support Australian Paralympian, Katie Kelly, in her journey to the 2020 Paralympics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2vZnZDNFxY&t=4s

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Property and Planning

Supreme Court grants developer easement for support under neighbouring land

Elizabeth McDonald 23/01/2019

In this article, Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of our property and planning team, considers a recent case involving the grant of an easement by the Supreme Court.

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Elizabeth McDonald's recent interview with the Newcastle Herald

03/12/2018

Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of the Property team, recently discussed the firm’s summer clerkship program with the Newcastle Herald.

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Property and Planning

Using section 88K easement rights to secure access for your property development

Elizabeth McDonald 30/08/2018

In this article, Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of our property and planning group, explains how a property owner can use section 88K of the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW) to secure an interest in a neighbouring property to assist with a development project.

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Corporate and Commercial

Preliminary Agreements – are you bound?

Andrew Windybank 31/07/2018

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial law group, considers how recent cases have dealt with issues relating to intention of the parties when entering into preliminary agreements.

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Corporate and Commercial

A Safe Harbour In Uncertain Waters

Andrew Windybank 31/07/2018

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial team, considers the recent introduction of a ‘safe harbour’ regime to protect company directors from attracting personal liability.

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Dispute Resolution | Employment Law / Industrial Relations

Chain of Responsibility is Changing: Your Obligations under the Amended Heavy Vehicle National Law

Susan Moran 31/07/2018

In this article, Susan Moran, Principal of our dispute resolution team, sets out some of the key reforms for businesses involved in the heavy vehicle transportation industry to be aware of.

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