The registration of commercial leases is handled differently in each state and territory in Australia. In Queensland, a long-term commercial lease must be registered to protect a tenant’s proprietary interests.
Commercial tenants may have legal recourse against their landlord if their leased premises are not adequately maintained or repaired, even if no express rights of demand or obligations on the landlord are included in a lease.
If you die without a valid will, it means you have died intestate. When this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you live will determine how your property is distributed upon your death according to the intestacy rules.
The commencement of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) 2017 (Qld) will see a massive overhaul of the Queensland building and construction industry with significant changes to the security of payment regime in particular.
The recent decision of Davey v Dessco Pty Ltd & Anor  VSC 744 in the Supreme Court of Victoria has clarified that an undischarged bankrupt is entitled to commence court proceedings for personal income earned during the bankruptcy period and that the income does not vest in the bankruptcy trustee.
The start of a new year is an opportune time for businesses to review important business matters to identify potential risks and opportunities for growth that will ensure the success of the business in the year ahead.
In a landmark decision Ramsay Health Care Australia v Compton, the High Court found that a bankruptcy notice founded on a judgment debt can be challenged and that the Court can use its discretion to “go behind” a judgment that is relied upon in a bankruptcy notice to determine whether the debt is truly owing.
On 19 October 2017 a groundbreaking Bill was introduced to Federal Parliament that, if passed, would see significant changes to existing bankruptcy law.
Two significant legislative amendments to Australian competition law have passed Parliament following recommendations from the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
A new clause in the Corporations Act establishes a safe harbour for company directors against personal liability for insolvent trading in certain prescribed circumstances.