Up to 40,000 people across Australia will seek compensation from the Commonwealth over land contamination from chemicals leached from Defence Department bases into nearby properties and waterways. Residents and businesses claim the contamination has left them trapped in devalued properties with water they can’t drink or land they can’t fully
One in ten incidents of family violence are committed by adolescents. Most of the violence is carried out by young males towards their mothers and involves verbal and physical abuse, coercive and controlling behaviours, financial abuse, stalking and property damage. Are our legal and social responses adequate?
The latest edition of The Mortgagee’s Power of Sale has been published by LexisNexis. Now in its fourth edition this book started life in 1980. The book is primarily written for practitioners and the text is arranged, as far as possible, in the same chronological order as the steps a mortgagee may take in
A Border Force Officer diagnosed with PTSD is in danger of having his Comcare payments suspended partly because surveillance footage recorded him walking his therapy dog, buying milk and looking happy while speaking on his mobile. How fair is our worker’s compensation system, especially when it comes to claims for
As all Victorian property lawyers and conveyancers will know, from August 2019 there is a new standard form of Contract of Sale of Real Estate by the Law Institute of Victoria and the Real Estate of Victoria.
You should now discard all of your old forms of contract and commence using
In Randell v Uhl  VSC 668, Derham AsJ has clarified the notice required before the Court will find a party to be bound by the terms of a building scheme. Where a building scheme is established, all purchasers and … Continue reading →
The Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled that a lease that is a “retail premises lease” (within the meaning of s.11 of the Retail Leases Act 2003) when it is entered into cannot cease to be such a lease during its term.
In a world first, a 24 year-old Brisbane man is taking legal action against his superannuation fund for not factoring climate change into its investment decision. This month the case against REST, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, will be back before the Federal Court, where the Judge is expected to