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Amendments to the Sale of Land Act 1970 (WA)
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • July 18 2016

It is common practice for a developer to sell a lot in a subdivision before they are the registered proprietor. However, section 13 of the Sale of


Unlawful fetter: contractual pitfalls for statutory decision-makers
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • July 8 2016

Regulatory bodies and other statutory decision-makers must ensure, when entering into contracts, they do not impose an unlawful fetter on their


Referee makes the right call
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 24 2016

In interpreting the powers granted to a certifier under a settlement deed courts will prefer a construction that advances the aims of the agreement


Sale of commercial premises - seller can terminate if buyer fails to advise of due diligence
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 27 2016

Contracts for the sale of commercial premises tend to contain a special condition that allows the buyer the opportunity to make enquiries in relation


Enforcing By-Laws - Noisy Neighbour ordered to Remove Renovations
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 13 2016

There is nothing more annoying than noisy neighbours - particularly within the confines of a community titles scheme. It is understandable, therefore


Going to Market - consumer law update - May 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • May 12 2016

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more


Get your expert determination clause right or suffer the consequences!
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 26 2016

Leases and contracts commonly include clauses requiring a dispute to be determined by an expert. Matters for determination can include the rent


The importance of being “ready and willing”: a lesson to all vendors when seeking to terminate a contract
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 7 2016

A recent decision handed down in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Barrack Corporations Pty Limited v Jaswil Properties Pty


A vendor must be ready, willing and able to settle, to be able to terminate a Contract for the Sale of Land
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • March 28 2016

A recent decision vividly illustrates that a vendor cannot rely upon the expiry of a Notice to Complete to terminate a Contract for the Sale of Land


Clarity at last: Liquidators and receivers not required to account to the ATO under s 254 without an assessment
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

Today, by a majority of 3-2, the High Court of Australia in Commissioner of Taxation v Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd (in liq) 2015 HCA 48