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  1. Land tax changes in Queensland - effective 30 June 2019

    24 July 2019 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    LAND TAX CHANGES IN QUEENSLAND effective 30 June 2019 ENTITY LANDHOLDINGS BEFORE NOW INDIVIDUAL - general > $600,000 No change INDIVIDUAL absentee surcharge - citizen/permanent resident > $350,000 1.5% surcharge 0% surcharge INDIVIDUAL absentee...

  2. No more paper certificates of title from 1 October 2019

    17 April 2019 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    Do you have a paper certificate of title for your property? Only about 11% of owners do. If you are part of the 11%, be warned – paper certificates of title will become worthless on 1 October 2019. What are the changes? Amendments to the Land Title...

  3. Selling or buying a joint interest? 12 clauses to regulate the transfer of your joint ownership

    19 June 2018 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    Whether you're selling to or buying from another joint owner, or selling to a third party, there are a number of clauses you can use to regulate the transfer of a joint owner's interest. Click the image below to read more.

  4. Disclaimers – they won’t necessarily stop a claim

    31 May 2018 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    There are a number of misconceptions out there about how disclaimers apply in practice. Yes, disclaimers sound good, but the courts have made it clear that a disclaimer as to the accuracy or otherwise of information or a representation will not be enough...

  5. "Recreational" activities can still be dangerous for professionals

    11 January 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal has held that section 5L of the CLA can operate as a defence not only in respect of recreational sports, but also professional sporting activities and a claim by a professional jockey was therefore unsuccessful In Issue Whether...

  6. Insurer granted right to further examination of plaintiff after inadequate report provided by expert

    15 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Insurer's request for plaintiff to undergo further medical examination by different specialist to overcome uncooperative attitude of existing doctor not unreasonable or unnecessarily repetitious. In Issue Whether unreasonable for insurer to require...

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