Why you should have your domestic building contract reviewed

Whether you are renovating an existing home or building from scratch, most domestic building contracts involve considerable sums of money. In fact, entering a building contract may be one of the most significant financial transactions you undertake. Despite the...

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...

Can there be an unfair dismissal at the end of a fixed term contract?

Fixed-term employment contracts are common in many workplaces. Understandably, most employers consider they would be protected from an unfair dismissal claim once the term ends. However, in Saeid Khayam v Navitas English Pty Ltd t/a Navitas English (‘Navitas’) [2017]...

COVID 19 Update #3 Commercial Tenancies

02 June 2020 COMMERCIAL TENANCIES This is the third legal update in our series about the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies and the State level legislative implementation of that Code in response to the COVID-19 pandemic economic...