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Time not a great healer of defects claims
  • Bradbury Legal
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

A recent Supreme Court decision has provided a timely reminder to building and construction litigants of the importance of considering limitation

When is a Council decision on infrastructure contributions out of bounds?
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • December 11 2015

In this alert, Partner David Nicholls and Law Graduate Ruby Rayner discuss a recent judgment of the Queensland Court of Appeal which confirms that

A - Z of Property Part 4
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • December 6 2016

A common mistake made by purchasers is to assume that the “loan amount” is the amount that will be available at settlement. For example, a purchaser

NSW Supreme Court orders sub-group representatives to be appointed in floods class action
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • December 18 2015

In November 2015, the Queensland floods class action was listed for an interlocutory hearing to settle the common questions and the proposed opt out

Over, under, around and through: paying the "Iron Price" - obligations to pay an iron ore royalty
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 15 2015

In George RR Martin’s series of novels “A Song of Ice and Fire”, adapted by HBO for television as “Game of Thrones”, paying the “iron price” has a

New retirement village regulations commenced over the weekend in Victoria
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • December 14 2015

The Retirement Villages (Records and Notices) Regulations 2015 (Victoria) ("2015 Regulations") commenced on Saturday 12 December 2015. The 2015

Foreign investment update
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • May 21 2015

On 2 May 2015, the Australian government announced a series of changes to the foreign investment framework including further details

Treasury proposing to bring Australia's foreign investment framework into the 21st century
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 20 2015

Australia's current foreign investment framework is governed by the federal Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (FATA). Many of the key

Queensland Court of Appeal confirms the test for reasonableness
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • December 21 2015

In this Alert, Special Counsel Anthony Pitt and Associate Hayley Schindler review the recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision in Albrecht v

Recent decisions on Protection Works
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • December 15 2015

We are increasingly becoming involved in protection works disputes for building owners and adjoining owners. This is often a complex and emotional