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NSW’s changes to stamp duty – Will Victoria follow suit?

The NSW Government recently introduced changes to its stamp duty regime which allows first home buyers to choose whether to...

Re Owies – Where does it leave trustees when exercising a discretion?

A discretionary family trust generally gives a trustee discretion to distribute the income or capital for the benefit of one...

What is a Discretionary Trust?

There are many types of trusts commonly used for commercial dealings, asset protection, privacy, tax efficiency or for succession planning....

When is a post-employment restraint unreasonable?

Employment contracts often include clauses that seek to restrict an employee once their employment ends, for example to prevent a...

What is a Unit Trust?

There are many types of trusts commonly used for commercial dealings, asset protection, privacy, tax efficiency or for succession planning....

What’s the difference between a discretionary trust, unit trust and bare trust?

There are many types of trusts commonly used for commercial dealings, asset protection, privacy, tax efficiency or for succession planning....

Staged developments and permits – for how long is a contractor liable?

Last month the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Lendlease Engineering Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation No 1...

What are the current parental leave entitlements?

Attracting and retaining valued employees is critical to a company’s long-term business success. However, Australian employers are experiencing increased competition...

What is a Bare Trust?

There are many types of trusts commonly used for commercial dealings, asset protection, privacy, tax efficiency or for succession planning....

Delayed settlement? It will cost you!

For contracts of sale or arrangements entered into on and from 1 July 2022, the State Revenue Office will now...

Kalus Kenny Intelex shortlisted for the Australian Law Awards

Kalus Kenny Intelex has been shortlisted for the Australian Law Awards 2022. The firm has been named as a finalist...

Are gift and loan back arrangements still enforceable?

Gift and loan back arrangements are controversial but have historically been popular. The popularity of these arrangements arose from the...

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