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Retirement village contracts: 7 things to consider

Seven questions to ask before entering a retirement village contract. The team at Watkins Tapsell have extensive experience dealing with retirement village contracts and have put together a comprehensive list of things to consider before signing a retirement village contract. Is the level of care right for you or your family member? Once you enter

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Witnessing by audiovisual link

A witness no longer needs to be in the presence of the person signing.  The Attorney General announced temporary changes to the law during the COVID-19 Pandemic so that documents may be witnessed by audiovisual link.  The documents that can be witnessed remotely include: Wills. Powers of attorney. Deeds and Agreements. Enduring guardianships. Affidavits. Statutory declarations. A

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Air-conditioning in a leased premises: what you need to know

  Air-conditioning can be crucial for a business and its office. If you leased premises or are about to lease premises, it is important to make sure that you understand your rights and obligations with respect to air-conditioning. Your rights and obligations are specified under your lease. In a recent Victorian case, it was held

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Small Businesses – Unfair Terms in Standard Form Contracts

Big change for small business- Do your standard form business contracts contain unfair terms? From 12 November 2016 the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be scrutinising standard form contracts involving small businesses (being a business employing less than 20 people as determined on a headcount basis). New legislation means small business contracts must

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Business Terms and Conditions right

Getting Business Terms and Conditions right

Why getting Business Terms and Conditions is critical Businesses enter into arrangements with customers every day. They may be contracts for small or large amounts of money, and may have short or long term implications. Their Business Terms and Conditions are the basis on which these arrangements are entered. In order to prevent a dispute

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