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by LJ Charleston WHEN 63-year-old Joanne* decided to leave her marriage, she visited a lawyer so she could understand what percentage of the couple’s assets would belong to her, post-divorce. The marriage had been good in the early years, as both Joanne and her husband worked hard...

by Kristy Collins, Senior Associate Amendments introduced into Federal Parliament recently will result in purchasers of particular residential properties being obligated to withhold GST at the settlement of those properties and to onforward same to the ATO. The withholding obligations will affect purchases from developers as opposed to individuals and cover “new residential premises”...

by Marie Fedorov If you suspect you’re ‘hopelessly’ addicted to your smartphone, you’re not the only one. In fact Australians have embraced the smartphone with such great enthusiasm, we are one of the leading global adopters. A recent Deloitte study found 88 percent of us now own a smartphone, with market growth being driven...

by Kristy Collins, Senior Associate As from 1 July 2018, amendments to the Corporations Act mean that any commercial leases which are entered into on or after this date cannot contain within them provisions which automatically allow a Landlord to terminate a Lease simply because of a Tenant company encountering any of...