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September 2017

The Changing Face of Abuse

As a result of a recent public awareness campaign, you may have noticed lately the term ‘elder abuse’ being thrown around on TV or the radio. This term was thrust into the spotlight as a result of the ‘Not Now…

Real Estate Liable for Misrepresentations to Purchaser

In the case of Makings Custodian Pty Ltd & Anor v CBRE (C) Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] QSC 80, the Supreme Court of Brisbane was tasked with determining whether a leading Gold Coast commercial real estate agent engaged in…

Corporations Act Insolvency Reform – Safe Harbour Amendments Receive Royal Assent

On 18 September the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 received Royal Assent.  As part of the amendments introduced by this legislation the Corporations Act has been amended to create a safe harbour defence for directors…

Construction Industry Legislative Reform

It has been a big couple of months for legislative reform in the construction industry in Queensland. In addition to new legislation being passed relating to chain of responsibility in the construction industry for non-conforming or defective building products, the…

Property Settlements in Family Law

When parties separate and this applies whether they have been living in a relationship or are married, it is important to reach agreement about the care of children and about the settlement of property. This newsletter article is about the…