Family Law: Custody Arrangements Over Christmas

Preparing for the festive season can be a frantic and stressful time for everyone, but can be especially difficult for those with separated families. If you and your partner are separated, knowing the answers to the following ques...

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Employment Law: Notice For Holiday Period

Annual leave over the Christmas and New Year's period can be difficult to manage. As this period fast approaches, now becomes an important time for employers to plan ahead for the shutdown period to notify its staff to take forced...

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Charles’ top 5 tips when negotiating with the ATO

With over 15 years' experience in acting for the ATO Charles Bavin knows the ins and outs. Charles' top tips when negotiating with the ATO are: Get in early. The ATO is committed to the early resolution of disputes an...

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eConveyancing – Changes to the Model Participation Rules

During 2019, the Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) consulted on proposed changes to the rules governing electronic conveyancing in Australia – referred to as the Model Participation Rules...

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Case Note: Hsiao v Fazarri [2020] HCA 35

Background The Husband (58 at time of trial) and the Wife (44) commenced an intimate relationship in 2012 while the Husband was still residing with his former spouse. The couple only lived together intermittently and were never d...

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Seller Beware – Increasing disclosure obligations and risk when selling real estate in Victoria

Recent changes to the law affecting Victorian real estate transactions have increased the disclosure obligations on sellers and continued the slow march of growing consumer type protections for buyers of real estate. Traditiona...

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