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The Lend Lease decision: what is the dutiable value of a transaction for stamp duty purposes?
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • January 13 2015

In every dutiable transaction the question arises: what is the dutiable value of the transaction? In the latest decision on this issue by the High

Are you paying too much land tax?
  • PwC Australia
  • Australia
  • March 12 2014

Land valuations from the Queensland Valuer-General will be arriving soon. If you think your valuation is too high, it will be important to object

Rating win for investors - higher rates on investment properties declared unlawful by Supreme Court
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • May 9 2014

Property investors have had a significant win with the Supreme Court ruling that the charging of higher rates on investment properties compared to

Infrastructure charges reform: a picture without a frame
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • May 14 2014

The much awaited infrastructure charges reforms proposed by the Queensland State Government have been announced. The big news, in terms of a change

Shaking the foundations slab heave and its consequences
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • May 27 2014

In Hooper v Metricon Homes, a house was built on a poorly built slab and foundation, causing the house to exhibit serious movement. The Tribunal

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political

Costs in the Planning and Environment Court recent decisions made under the new cost powers
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • September 16 2013

Amendments to the Planning and Environment Court's (Court) cost powers in Section 457 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) commenced on 22

Every solicitor’s nightmare: the million-dollar ‘and’
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Australia
  • December 19 2012

Wollongong City Council's legal and risk manager, a Mr Williams, instructed the council's longtime solicitor to draw up lease documentation. It was

What the GM farming dispute means for Australian agriculture
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • May 30 2014

The Supreme Court of Western Australia handed down its decision this week in the well-publicised claim by an organic farmer against his neighbour who

Court allows current lender to join past lender to proceedings for possession
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • September 30 2013

Lenders will be interested in the decision recently delivered by Justice Hall in the NSW Supreme Court in ANZ v. Londish ANZ commenced proceedings to