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High Court to reconsider consideration and stamp duty in Lend Lease case

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • November 7 2014

What constitutes the "consideration for" a transfer of "dutiable property" under stamp duties legislation? The High Court is set to consider this

Landlords beware: lease incentive clawbacks impacted by Queensland Supreme Court penalties decision

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • November 13 2014

The issue of whether payments under contractual provisions (whether the result of a breach or not) are penalties remains a hot topic since the

When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 16 2010

When is a document that states that it is "executed as a deed" not, in fact, a deed?

NSW planning reforms: a new approach to strategic planning

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 23 2013

Part 3 of NSW's draft Planning Bill is essentially a rewrite of Part 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) regarding the

Lessons from Queensland - Legal issues arising from recent natural disasters

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 19 2011

In late 2010 and early 2011 Queensland was subjected to several devastating natural disasters, including widespread flooding and Tropical Cyclone Yasi

Lofty reforms: changes in the works for NSW strata law

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • November 7 2013

This week the New South Wales Government signalled its promised reforms to strata laws are taking shape. Updating on a process which began in 2011

Unlocking urban renewal: Strata reforms to open up development potential

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • November 21 2013

On 14 November 2013, NSW Fair Trading released its position paper on strata title law reform outlining some 70 items which the new strata laws, which

A new planning system for New South Wales

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 23 2013

On 16 April 2013, the NSW Government released its White Paper and Exposure Draft Bills in relation to the proposed reform of the NSW planning system

Less complexity, more flexibility for NSW development: Development Control Plans' role to be reduced

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 31 2012

A bill before Parliament to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 will, if passed, considerably reduce the role of Development Control Plans (DCPs) in NSW

New White Paper would make NSW planning system more strategic and community-based

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 16 2013

The NSW Government's long-awaited White Paper - A New Planning System for NSW builds on the Green Paper on a New Planning System for NSW released