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Court Finds That Patisserie Franchisor Can’t Have Its Cake And Eat It Too

The seriousness of representations made by franchisors to potential franchisees where such representations influence the franchisee’s decision to enter into a franchise agreement has been considered in detail in a recent judgement handed down by the Queensland Court of Appeal…

Recovery Costs of Chasing Unpaid Levies – What Can a Body Corporate Claim?

It is common for a body corporate to try to pass on to a lot owner the costs of recovering from the lot owner outstanding levies.  But a recent case of the District Court of Queensland has highlighted that bodies…

Liquidator Alert: Recent Queensland Supreme Court Decision Expands Liquidator’s Personal Liability

A recent decision of the Supreme Court is a timely reminder for liquidators about the personal liability that comes with accepting an appointment. The ability to simply disclaim property under section 568 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘CA’) may…

How do the proposed changes to our Family Law System affect you?

As you might imagine, Courts in Australia deal with an incredible number of family law disputes. They involve both married and de facto couples and deal with difficult issues ranging from arrangements that are to be made for children to…