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CHALLENGES TO YOUR WILL

1. There is little doubt that: * People are living longer and with increasing age, may experience some deterioration in mental capacity; and * There are an increasing number of…

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UNFAIR DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION CLAUSES IN COMMERCIAL LEASES

Don’t get ambushed by the small print in Landlord leases of commercial premises. Although you may consider the risk of your premises being damaged or destroyed to be remote, the…

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Sexual Abuse Contributes To Successful Claim Against Deceased Estate

In a recent claim before the Victorian Court of Appeal in June 2016 (Edward Jones v Constance Smith), Constance, the 63 year old daughter of the late Abigail, together with…

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Penalties In Commercial Contracts

The High Court decision in July 2016 in the case of ANZ Bank and Paciocco was a class action challenging the “late payment fee” charged by ANZ to its card…

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Termination for Convenience Clauses

“Termination for Convenience” clauses allow a contracting party to walk away from their contractual commitment for “convenience”. These provisions are commonly used in subcontracts – typically construction, engineering, road works…

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