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Liquor Licensing

New legislation passed in December 2013 to regulate Kings Cross venues has been used as a basis for more far-reaching reforms passed on 30 January 2014 as the Liquor Amendment Act 2014. New legislation passed in December 2013 to regulate Kings Cross venues has been used as a basis for more far-reaching reforms passed on […]

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Bail

David and Goliath: When Musa Konneh launched a class action against his mistaken arrest by police for breach of bail, he opened the door for other disadvantaged young people to do the same, but only if they can be found. Many young people mistakenly arrested by police will be eligible for compensation for false imprisonment, […]

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Register Your Security Interests

A new court decision has found that the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is the final word on security interests in personal property. The case involved three Caterpillar construction vehicles leased out to a company. The company borrowed money and used the Caterpillars as security. The credit provider registered its interest on the PPSR (www.ppsr.gov.au), […]

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A New Approach to Duty to Repair and Maintain

A recent decision contradicts the legal view for the past 20 years on claims for damages by lot owners against their owners corporation. In the recent case, the court of appeal found a lot owner had no right to claim damages for breach by an owners corporation of the duty to repair and maintain common […]

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Important Changes to Swimming Pool Laws

The NSW Government has changed the laws regarding swimming pools and spas located at residential properties. This newsletter describes developments which may be relevant to you. If you are in any doubt about these or any other aspects of the law, please make an appointment to see your solicitor. The Changes The NSW Government has […]

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In Touch With The Law

The law is constantly changing and this newsletter describes developments which may be relevant to you. If you are in any doubt about these or any other aspects of the law, please make an appointment to see your solicitor. Businesses need to be aware of the potential legal risks when using social media to engage […]

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Agreeing On Individual Flexibility

A recent court decision has highlighted the importance of complying with the requirements of the law when introducing individual flexibility agreements. A company tried to introduce individual flexibility agreements into its workplace but when some employees refused to sign, they were threatened with dismissal and lost shifts. The court found the employer had breached the […]

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