Is defect free construction achievable for Strata Title buildings in NSW?

By Anthony J Cordato, principal of Cordato Partners. NSW Fair Trading says that waterproofing, fire safety and structural defects are the ‘holy trinity’ of building complaints it receives from apartment owners, in new multi-storey apartment buildings. NSW Fair Trading has … Continue reading

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Update on NSW strata law reforms

By Daniel Russell of Chambers Russell Lawyers* The New South Wales Government last year indicated that its program for reform of strata and community title law in New South Wales would be considered further in early 2015.  We are not … Continue reading

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Recent cases – Evidence law June 2015

The following cases from June 2015 have been included in the commentary for CCH’s Australian Uniform Evidence Law: Section 79 Exception: Opinion(s) based on specialised knowledge Tuite v The Queen [2015] VSCA 148 – the court agreed that the approach … Continue reading

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Does a trustee owe a duty of notification to a discretionary beneficiary? by Jacky Campbell

By Jacky Campbell, Forte Family Lawyers In Segelov v Ernst & Young Services Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 156, the New South Wales Court of Appeal considered the question of whether a trustee owed a duty of notification to a beneficiary … Continue reading

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Recent cases – family law

The following case summaries were prepared by the Hon Peter I Rose AM QC. Kamano & Kamano [2015] FamCAFC 111 This was an appeal from parenting orders and an application to adduce further evidence. The appeal and application were dismissed. … Continue reading

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HC rules: Breach of Liquor Act did not render lease void and unenforceable

The High Court has determined that a restaurant lease was not void as a result of the lessor’s breach of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW). Facts The lessor operated licensed premises in Ashfield, Sydney. It agreed to allow the lessees … Continue reading

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The solicitor, the wandering juror and the defamatory blog

A New South Wales solicitor, who reported a juror in the trial of Bilal Skaf to the court for conducting a view of the crime scene when the jury were expressly told by the trial judge not to do so, … Continue reading

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The never-ending cost of being made a ward of the State

The surviving members of a family who were, as children, removed from their parents and made wards of the State of Western Australia in 1961, and were unsuccessful at first instance in their claim for equitable compensation and damages against … Continue reading

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The path (not) well-trodden

A man who was rendered a paraplegic when he walked off a boardwalk and through vegetation and fell from a cliff edge, landing 20 m on a beach below, has been unsuccessful is his claim of negligence against the Redland … Continue reading

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Recent cases – family law

The following case summaries were prepared by the Hon Peter I Rose AM QC. Eaby & Speelman [2015] FamCAFC 104 This was an appeal from interim parenting orders. The appeal was allowed. In its ex tempore judgment, the court determined … Continue reading

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