In the wake of the NSW bushfire crisis it is an appropriate time to reflect on how we can better prepare for the unexpected and protect what is most valuable to us. Continue Reading..
The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2019 (“Bill”) proposes to amend the duties and land tax legislation so that all discretionary trusts are considered ‘foreign persons’ for duties and land tax surcharges unless the terms of the trust prevent a foreign person from being a beneficiary. Continue Reading..
It all began when Fred saw you about buying the farm next door. His existing farm was held by a family company set up years ago. Fred wanted to buy the new farm in the family company to keep things together. You wisely said you should speak to Fred’s accountant, Roger, first. Continue Reading..
You are acting for Charlie and Chloe, new clients who left their former solicitor because, they say, he ‘stuffed up badly about GST’ on previous transactions. Chloe is clearly the spokesperson. Continue Reading..
You lay back in your hammock and take in the glittering ocean and warm, white sand. You are on a husband and kid-free holiday with your sister and have seven days of relaxation ahead of you. You are about to take a sip of your mojito, when your mobile rings - it’s work. Continue Reading..
A ‘Residential property’ cannot be advertised for sale, either privately or by an agent, until a Contract for Sale, also known as a listing contract, has been prepared. Continue Reading..