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Publications and News

The Importance of Storing Valuable Documents

12 February 2020

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..

How not to destroy the Christmas Cheer...

20 December 2019

For many, Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy good food, good wine and (mostly) good company.  Continue Reading..

Foreign Surcharges and Discretionary Trusts, the clock is ticking...

29 November 2019

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..

Home Insurance Traps

20 November 2019

When homeowners leave their homes unoccupied for extended periods of time, insurers have found that the risk of break-ins, burglaries and property damage through robbery and vandalism increases. Continue Reading..

Why your initial choice of entity is so important

7 November 2019

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..

Buying or selling: beware the sting of the GST

28 October 2019

Charlie and Chloe are old clients – and now they’re back. Some years ago they bought their dream home with a large block of land they couldn’t afford to live in and had to rent it out until they could. Continue Reading..

Advising on the purchase of land? Beware the sting of GST withholding

25 October 2019

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..

Foreign trusts and duty – it’s just not cricket...

22 October 2019

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..

Cropping our sunburnt country, on a handshake….

10 October 2019

The use of share farmers and contractors to plant, spray, nurture and harvest crops on an informal handshake is common.  Continue Reading..

Thinking of buying or selling a Residential property?

10 September 2019

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..