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What are the first steps of selling my property?

Property Law: 05 October 2023

Once you have decided to sell your property, the first consideration will be: how much is it worth? Getting your own valuations/appraisals is important in deciding if selling is viable, if it is the right time, and if you can afford to purchase your next property. Once you know that selling is right for you there are two people you will need to get involved. A real estate agent and a lawyer.

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Understanding Payment in Lieu of Notice: What You Need to Know

Employment Law: 26 September 2023

The National Employment Standards (NES) under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) mandate the minimum notice period an employer must provide to terminate an employee's contract. However, the concept of "payment in lieu of notice" is often misunderstood. This article aims to provide an overview of what payment in lieu of notice entails, its legal implications, and common misconceptions in practice.

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What happens to your HECS debt when you separate?

Family Law: 27 August 2023

HECS/HELP debts have become topical recently with high inflation causing HECS/HELP debts to rise by 7.1% in June 2023. With rising levels of debt together with more and more people pursuing tertiary education, we are starting to see people ask us whether HECS/HELP debts are considered in a family law property settlement.

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Important Things to Know about Binding Financial Agreements

Family Law: 10 August 2023

A Binding Financial Agreement, colloquially known as a ‘pre-nup’ or ‘post-nup’ is an agreement which formalises how a couple’s assets, liabilities, and superannuation will be divided in the event of a marriage or relationship breakdown. Once parties enter into a Binding Financial Agreement, they essentially give up their rights under the Family Law Act for the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia to determine their property settlement.

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Insolvency Law Update: Ousted from Office - A Recent Case Study of Gadsden v MacKinnon (Liquidator), in the matter of Allibi Pty Ltd (in liq) [2023] FCA 647.

Insolvency: 10 August 2023

On 15 June 2023, the Federal Court of Australia handed down a decision concerning an application pursuant to ss 90-10, 90-15 and 90-20 of the Insolvency Practice Schedule (Corporations) to replace the liquidators of Allibi Pty Ltd ACN 124 066 717 (in liq) (Company) by reason of a demand the liquidators made, which the Court held did not have a proper basis.

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Unfair Contract Term or Bad Deal?

Business Law: 20 July 2023

With the amendments to the unfair contract term regime set to apply from 9 November 2023, it is a prudent time for a refresher on unfair contract terms. If you want more information on these changes, see our ‘Expansion to Unfair Contract Terms Regime’ article.

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Upcoming Changes to the Unfair Contract Terms Regime

Business Law: 20 July 2023

On 9 November 2022 the Federal Government passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022 (UCT Bill) which will substantially change the unfair contract terms regime in the Australian Consumer Law sphere.

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De Facto Facts

Family Law: 20 July 2023

I have been living with my partner for a few years. Am I an in a de facto relationship? What is a de facto relationship?

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