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Can this be right?
Can this be right?

 Russell Cocks 01 Jun 2018

Property lawyers rely on certificates from authorities, such as local councils, all the time. Our vendor clients have an obligation to disclose, prior to contract...

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LIV launches 'Lawyers: Influencing our future' social media campaign
LIV launches 'Lawyers: Influencing our future' social media campaign

 LIV Media 21 May 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria has launched a social media campaign, called ‘Lawyers: Influencing our future’, to highlight the different ways lawyers give back in the community.

 

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LIV sells 470 Bourke Street
LIV sells 470 Bourke Street

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2018

The search is underway for a new home for the 159-year-old Law Institute of Victoria...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 May 2018

In Trustee of the Bankrupt Estate of Hicks & Hicks and Anor [2018] FamCAFC 37 (26 February 2018) a majority of the Full Court (Strickland and Murphy JJ) allowed...

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Honest and reasonable
Honest and reasonable

 Russell Cocks 01 May 2018

Section 32 of the Sale of Land Act requires a vendor to provide a purchaser with a vendor’s statement disclosing specified information in relation to the property...

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A sporting chance - pitfalls for sports facilities
A sporting chance - pitfalls for sports facilities

 Dr Leonie Kelleher and Hubert Algie 03 Apr 2018

Property and planning law can strongly impact sporting activities. Sports groups may suddenly find themselves fighting to protect existing facilities or struggling to develop new ones...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 03 Apr 2018

Property: Wife’s application filed electronically after 4.30pm accepted (despite FLR 24.05(2)) as filed before husband’s death hours later...

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Notice of action
Notice of action

 Russell Cocks 03 Apr 2018

Perhaps the epitome of “unknown unknowns” is the Notice of Action...

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Non-compliant building products: Combustible cladding
Non-compliant building products: Combustible cladding

 Lachlan Ingram 02 Mar 2018

So I keep hearing about ACP, ACM, EPS and combustible cladding. Why is that? Aluminium Composite Panelling (ACP) has been described as the new asbestos...

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GST withholding for property transactions
GST withholding for property transactions

 David P Lloyd and Murray McCutcheon 01 Mar 2018

Lawyers engaged in the sale and purchase of land need to understand the GST withholding regime and the changes which are to be made to the standard contract of sale of real estate co-published by the LIV and the REIV to accommodate it...

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Forfeiture of deposit
Forfeiture of deposit

 Russell Cocks 01 Mar 2018

A vendor may forfeit a deposit if the contract is ended but there are some circumstances where relief against forfeiture may be granted...

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Moving to paperless conveyancing
Moving to paperless conveyancing

 Leonie Jarrett 01 Mar 2018

By 1 August 2019 all transactions must be lodged electronically.Practitioners need to prepare for the change...

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Practice makes perfect in property law
Practice makes perfect in property law

 Melissa Lirosi 23 Feb 2018

Coming fresh to an area of law can sometimes feel like climbing a mountain. There's legislation to understand, procedures to get...

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What's new and improved? Part 2
What's new and improved? Part 2

 Murray McCutcheon AM and David P Lloyd 01 Feb 2018

This is the second of a two-part feature explaining the September 2017 revision of the LIV/REIV contract of sale of land...

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Adjusting for violence
Adjusting for violence

 Will Stidston and Elizabeth Mathews 01 Feb 2018

A recent decision has lowered some of the evidentiary barriers to obtain financial recompense for family violence in a family law matter...

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