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Planning reform update
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

The State Government has announced a milestone achievement in the continuing planning reform agenda. On 31 August 2015, consultation drafts of new


Pirates beware! Court grants access to the personal information of account holders
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

On 7 April 2015 Justice Perram of the Federal Court of Australia, ordered 6 Australian Internet Service Providers (ISP's) (the Respondents) to


Changing of the guard: a new planning and Environment Court ADR Registrar
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

It is the end of an era in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court (Court) with John Taylor retiring from his post as the Court's alternative


What is a binding child support agreement?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

That’s right. A binding child support assessment lets you pay things like school fees, and credits the money you pay against you child support


Selling a service station? Top tips
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

When selling a service station, whether the business itself or the land it sits on, there are a number of unique and specific considerations which


Directors liability for insolvency: do what you say and perform your duties or face personal liability
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

The point at which a company becomes insolvent is not always clear. The Courts will consider "various indicia of insolvency", including the company's


Murphy’s Law and superannuation death benefits
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki points out that the true and original form of Murphy's Law is: "If there are two or more ways to do something and one of those


Considering “consideration” for duty and other taxes
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

All Australian jurisdictions have mechanisms for the deeming of the value of transactions for tax and duty purposes. For example, for duty purposes


Unfair contract terms expansion to small business
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

The Commonwealth Government has introduced the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 (Bill) into


Substance over form: is your agreement captured by the Franchising Code of Conduct?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

The Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) provides important protections to franchisees that aim to reduce the perceived inequality of bargaining power