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April 2015

Employee entitlements in a transfer of business

When buying or selling a business, it is not unusual for clients to enter into an REIQ Contract Business Sale (“REIQ Contract”) incorporating a number of standard terms and conditions. Clause 18 of the Standard Conditions of the REIQ Contract…

Queensland Building and Construction Commission Amendments

There have been a number of legislative amendments to Queensland building and construction law which are being progressively implemented over the next few months. Here are some of the highlights: Internal Reviews People who disagree with a reviewable decision of…

Recent changes make it simpler to “waive” cooling-off period for residential property contracts

A Buyer of residential property in Queensland will often have a statutory ‘cooling-off’ period applying to their contract. If a cooling-off period applies, it runs for five business days starting when the Buyer (or their representative) receives a copy of…

Adequate Provision in Large Estates

In a recent case of Mead v Lemon (2015) WASC 71, the Supreme Court in Western Australia considered the question of ‘adequate provision’ for a 19 year old daughter from what was described as a ‘colossal’ estate.  The exact value…

Not Just Junk Inside This Trunk!

Last year the Queensland Government took steps to reform and improve Queensland’s local infrastructure framework. The amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act were intended to assist with clarity, equity and consistency. One of the key components to the amended legislation…