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New Legal Questions Brought About by Technologies of the Future

Date: 19/01/2016

Technology is moving at a lightning fast pace. New innovations seem to be cropping up almost daily and with each of these new developments, lawmakers and law professionals face a… Read More »

Is Building Litigation Likely to Rise Significantly During 2016 as a Result of Rising Interest Rates?

Date: 18/01/2016

The well-known firm of economists and merchant bankers, BIS Shrapnel, predicts that the property bubbles in Melbourne and Sydney will significantly deflate commencing 2016.  BIS Shrapnel predicts that the rate… Read More »

Challenging a Notice of Assessment Because of the Use of Legally Privileged Documents by the ATO

Date: 15/01/2016

This article refers to the recent important taxation appeal heard by the Full Federal Court in 2015 in Commissioner of Taxation v Donoghue [2015] FCAFC 183. What happens when privileged… Read More »

Causation in Criminal Law

Date: 12/01/2016

What is the chain of causation? In criminal law, it may not always be enough to prove, beyond reasonable doubt that the commission of the actus reus (an action) whilst… Read More »

Entitlements in a De Facto Relationship

Date: 06/01/2016

Under the Family Law Act (Cth) 1975, a party to a de facto relationship can make an application to the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for… Read More »

Legal Risk Management for Building Surveyors and Building Inspectors – Part 2

Date: 30/12/2015

Continued from: Legal Risk Management for Building Surveyors and Building Inspectors – Part 1 Issues surrounding Duty of Care by a Building Surveyor [Part 2] This article should be read… Read More »

Legal Risk Management for Building Surveyors and Building Inspectors

Date: 23/12/2015

Issues surrounding Duty of Care by a Building Surveyor [Part 1]  In the Supreme Court of Victoria Court of Appeal of Decision in Moorabool Shire Council and Wally Mellis v. Justin… Read More »

The Process of Mediation: What is it and is it Right for You?

Date: 27/11/2015

Mediation is becoming more widespread as an alternative to court proceedings.  The parties may each agree to attend a private mediation or the court may order that they attend.  Mediation… Read More »

What Might Trigger an ATO Tax Audit?

Date: 23/11/2015

All taxpayers run the risk of a tax audit whether an individual or entity including a trust.  An audit is an official examination of a taxpayer’s tax records by the… Read More »

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