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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?


Estoppel: will equity help those with unclean hands?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 5 2015

Business prudence ordinarily requires that commercial leases be formalised, the terms clearly outlined and agreed between the parties, and any


Evicting a tenant in breach of the lease: what's "reasonable time" to serve the termination notice?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

Landlords who want to re-enter the premises and terminate a lease for a breach of covenant for a non-rent breach generally must serve a breach notice


Leasing negotiations: when can a landlord's promise to a tenant give rise to damages?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

Landlord and tenant negotiations can often result in encouragement or assurances being provided to the tenant, even on a casual basis. This recent


Extended limitation period for breach of contract claims for defective building work in Victoria
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 18 2014

Victorian owners now have 10 years from the issue of the occupancy permit in which to bring a claim in contract or tort for defective building work


Victoria's streamlined permit application process could breathe new life in the wind farm industry
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

Two Planning Scheme Amendments in Victoria, VC124 and VC125, have partially relaxed the previous Government's windfarm policy by streamlining the


High Court sets out duty of care for builders of commercial property
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

In a unanimous decision, the High Court has overturned a decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal which had held that a builder owed and


Court decision on contaminated soil "treatment" may lengthen environmental approvals process
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 6 2012

The Court's clarification that earthworks such as "mounding and capping" constitutes "treatment" may mean that more development proposals will now be characterised as designated development


Consumer guarantees for the supply of goods: the manufacturer's or supplier's problem?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 25 2012

How responsibility for the breach of a consumer guarantee is allocated between a supplier and a manufacturer depends on the consumer guarantee which is breached


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