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GST at settlement
GST at settlement

 Law Institute of Victoria 03 Jul 2018

The Law Council of Australia has referred to the LIV a summary of key guidance material prepared by the Australian Taxation Office in relation to the new GST at settlement measure, which commenced 1 July...

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Be clear or face the music
Be clear or face the music

 Grant Lubofsky 02 Jul 2018

A recent Supreme Court decision highlights the need for careful and precise drafting of terms of settlement and clear communication between parties at mediation...

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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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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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Protected under the Evidence Act?
Protected under the Evidence Act?

 Jessica Andreacchio 01 Dec 2017

We should be mindful of what information is disclosed during, and outside of, settlement negotiations. Section 131 of the Evidence Act 2008 (Vic) sets out the exclusion of evidence in relation to settlement negotiations...

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Case Summary [Rankin & Rankin [2017] FamCAFC 29]
Case Summary [Rankin & Rankin [2017] FamCAFC 29]

 LIV Family Law Section 20 Jul 2017

There are two aspects of this Full Court’s decision that are worth highlighting, on balance, for practitioners. 1. That it is open to...

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Case Summary Mackah v Mackah [2017] FamCAFC 62
Case Summary Mackah v Mackah [2017] FamCAFC 62

 Keturah Sageman 19 May 2017

This is an appeal from a decision by a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia involving an enforcement order...

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How to Avoid Common Conveyancing Mistakes
How to Avoid Common Conveyancing Mistakes

 Melissa Lirosi 02 Mar 2017

Are you across the common mistakes practitioners are making when drafting special conditions? What about the risks of priority notices...

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What’s mine is yours
What’s mine is yours

 Will Stidston 01 Feb 2017

Practitioners must carefully consider the nature and extent of post-separation contributions and not place greater weight on those of a purely financial nature...

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What’s stopping lawyers from using transactional technology when it comes to transferring property?
What’s stopping lawyers from using transactional technology when it comes to transferring property?

 LIV Media 03 Aug 2016

InfoTrack recently surveyed Australian lawyers about the adoption of...

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Getting to yes sooner
Getting to yes sooner

 Steve White 01 Apr 2016

A preliminary phone conference between the mediator and the parties is just one way of reaching a resolution sooner. In 1991, as part of a “how to sell course” I undertook while working for IBM, I was given a copy of Fisher and Ury’s...

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The merit of NPV
The merit of NPV

 Alexandra Fogarty 01 Apr 2016

Monetary and other costs will have a major influence on whether to settle for a discounted amount at mediation. A simple net present value formula can help with the decision-making. Many lawyers will glaze over...

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