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What to do if you get a subpoena? 5 things you need to know.

October 5 2016 Received a subpoena and not sure what you have to do next? Can you ignore it? Can you claim the cost of answering it? Over the coming months, we will…

What’s involved in making a ‘fair’ decision?

October 9 2015 Information needs to be gathered, assessed, evaluated and considered. Many people may want a say in a decision. Decisions involve balancing competing…

Solar panels – fixtures or fittings?

December 3 2013 When buying a new property it is essential to know exactly what is being sold and what is being bought. Identify the subject matter of the sale, is…

Family provision - are parents obliged to provide for an estranged adult child?

February 4 2013 There is a tension between the right of a Will-maker to choose who will benefit from his or her estate and the frequent expectation by adult children…

Managing workplace conflict: a legal and psychological perspective

December 17 2015 For those of you who missed our workshop in August 2015 on workplace conflict, here is a summary of the key messages. Effectively managing workplace…

What to do if you get a subpoena? 5 things you need to know.

October 5 2016 Received a subpoena and not sure what you have to do next? Can you ignore it? Can you claim the cost of answering it? Over the coming months, we will…

‘When friendly family loans go bad …’ - on demand loans

October 4 2016 Loans between family members and family entities, sometimes for very substantial amounts, are common. Often their terms are undocumented and there is…

Duty and Land Tax Surcharges to sting discretionary trusts

September 19 2016 The New South Wales Government announced two surcharges aimed at ‘foreign persons’ acquiring and holding residential property in the 2016 budget. The…

The new ‘foreign resident’ capital gains withholding regime - a new tax on becoming an owner

September 19 2016 From 1 July 2016, a 10% non-final withholding tax applies to persons who 'become the owner' of interests in Australian real property and real…

NSW Surcharge Purchaser Duty and Land Tax Surcharge - not limited to foreign persons!

September 19 2016 Foreign persons acquiring residential property in NSW on or after 21 June 2016 are liable to pay a 4% surcharge duty in addition to the usual duty…