Strata Disputes

In any strata complex, the Owners Corporation and executive committee are a very powerful force. They are responsible for making decisions that will affect not only the complex as a whole, but also the residents. The question often arises, what can be done when they aren’t fulfilling their obligations? A common example is where maintenance

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Statutory Demands – A Demanding Timeframe

when 3:00pm on Tuesday the 6th of November comes the great race will begin and my horse (and the other two horses in my box trifecta) will hopefully streak to the front of the field and remain there for another 3 kilometres or so. The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation; although

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Be careful when blaming the carbon tax!

So, the carbon tax is here and the price of goods and services are going up…or are they? Many business owners have assumed that the carbon tax will affect the selling price of their goods and/or services and have hiked up prices – but have they investigated whether this is really the case? The Australian

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Insolvency Risks

We have found over the past few months many of our clients are contacting us to discuss insolvency. This comes as no surprise, given the rate at which insolvencies are being reported. For example, an article recently published in the Sydney Morning Herald referred to statistics that identified 363 companies from within the building industry

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The perils of the fine print

The other day my house caught fire. My lawyer said, “Shouldn’t be a problem. What kind of coverage do you have?” I said, “Fire and theft.” The lawyer frowned. “Uh oh. Wrong kind. Should be fire OR theft.” — Alan King on an Ed Sullivan retrospective Working at Watkins Tapsell for over twenty years has

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