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Bartier Perry | Australia | 5 Oct 2016

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

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…
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Bartier Perry | Australia | 4 Oct 2016

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

Loans between family members and family entities, sometimes for very substantial amounts, are common. Often their terms are undocumented and there is…
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Bartier Perry | Australia | 19 Sep 2016

Duty and Land Tax Surcharges to sting discretionary trusts

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

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

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…
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Bartier Perry | Australia | 19 Sep 2016

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

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…
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Bartier Perry | Australia | 7 Sep 2016

Latest Botany Bay challenge to amalgamation dismissed in the Court of Appeal

In a new judgment handed down last week, the Court of Appeal dismissed the latest challenge by the City of Botany Bay Council to the State…
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Bartier Perry | Australia | 25 Aug 2016

Reasonable Notice - August 2016

Do I still get reasonable notice? That is a very good question, and until very recently we would have said, Yes! For those without an agreed period…
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Bartier Perry | Australia | 24 Aug 2016

Council’s contract claims overturned in Court of Appeal

In a recent judgment of the NSW Court of Appeal, councils have been reminded of the perils of making amendments during the tender process. Woollahra…
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Bartier Perry | Australia | 1 Aug 2016

Family provision when the plaintiff’s life is “a modern urban fiasco”

The 60 year old son of the deceased received a legacy of $1.5 million from his late father’s estate and applied to the Court for further provision…
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Bartier Perry | Australia | 25 Jul 2016

Interpreting industrial instruments: it might 'seem' fair but it ain't right

When the meaning of an industrial instrument is in dispute, an employer may confront a commission, regulator or union leaning towards an…
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