Estate Group update: Queensland Supreme Court finds unsent text message to be a valid will
An unsent text message written by Mark Nichol before his death has been considered to be a valid Will, according to the Queensland Supreme Court.
Employment update: Bill to increase protections for vulnerable workers passed
On 5 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (Cth) was passed by Federal Parliament. The Bill addresses the exploitation of vulnerable workers by unscrupulous employers through significant changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including increasing the maximum penalty for ‘serious contraventions’ to $126,000 for individuals and $630,000 for corporations. It is expected that the changes will take effect shortly.
Owners Corporation update: Leases and licences – Which, when and why?
Our latest OC update looks at the fundamental difference between leases and licences, and when a lease or licence should be granted. The update also outlines the common issues for consideration when proposing or granting a lease or licence, and what to do when a lease or licence has not been granted or special resolution passed.