Big vs. Small in the Rural Sector

The Trade Practice Act ("the Act") plays a vital role in protecting Australia’s rural sector from the anti-competitive conduct o...

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Domestic Building Contracts – Avoiding the Pitfalls

A Guide for Owners and Builders When a home owner decides to build or extend the family home, it is important ...

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Owners Corporation Act 2006 (Vic)

With over 70,000 Owners Corporations in Victoria, and the changing nature and sizes of Owners Corporations – in particular multi...

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Insolvent Trading: Avoid The Dangers With Voluntary Administration

When a company is insolvent or likely to become insolvent, when it is unable to meet its debts as they fall due, it should conside...

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Extensions and “Off the Plan Contracts” – Developers Beware

A recent Supreme Court case serves as a warning to all developers. In Clifford and Bayler v Solid Investments Australia Pty Ltd ...

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Application of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 to Domestic Building Projects

This case has examined the use of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (the "Act") on domestic b...

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Avoiding termination of Off the Plan Contracts – Warning for Vendors

Vendors of real estate selling "off the plan" need to ensure that the provisions in their Off the Plan Contracts protect their int...

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Financial Ombudsman Services Complaints

As court proceedings have become more complex and inevitable delays are causing additional expenses for all parties concerned, the...

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Stamp Duty Concessions for “Young Farmers”

As a result of measures announced in the recent Victorian State budget and enacted in the State Taxation Acts Amendment Act 2011(V...

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