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May 2016

Estate Planning – Some Things Can’t and Shouldn’t Wait

No doubt you’ve read or heard, “Estate Planning is so much more than a Will”. What does this mean for you? A carefully considered estate plan takes into account a range of factors but predominantly records your decisions and to…

Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act (2016)

The Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015 (Qld) (“the Amendment Act”) was passed with amendments by the Queensland parliament on 10 May 2016, approximately¬†five years after the original review of the Retail Shop Leases Act (Qld) (“the Act”) began. The…

Copycat Houses – An Expensive Risk for Builders

The recent decision of Coles v Dormer & Ors [2015] QSC 224 has resulted in the court ordering a couple to remove external features of their home after a finding of copyright infringement of the building design. The case involved…

Courts Confirm Contractor’s Uphill Battle to get Security Back

A recent case in Western Australia has confirmed that where security has been provided by a contractor or subcontractor as a method of risk allocation within a contract, it is difficult to obtain an injunction to prevent the party having…

An Employee’s Right to Request Flexible Working Arrangements

While increasing numbers of employees are exercising their right to request flexible working arrangements (FWA), many employees and in fact many employers, are unfamiliar with the provisions of the Fair Work Act relating to requests for FWA. The right to…