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Who really owns your land?

Despite the belief held by many landholders that they own their land absolutely including anything found above or below it, the law in Australia is not that simple. Multiple parties can have different but legally valid rights over the same land.

PAYMENT CLAIMS DOs & DON’Ts: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING LAW CASE REVIEW

The Supreme Court of Victoria has outlined the law relating to building and construction payment claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) in its judgment in the case, John Beever (Aust) Pty Limited v Paper Australia Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 126.

Finders, keepers – right?

What are your rights if you find gold in your backyard? Does the old adage “finders, keepers” apply? Find out who the law states owns the right to any discovered gold or other minerals or gemstones in Australia.

MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE CONDUCT IN CONSUMER ADVERTISING

Australian consumer law protects consumers from being misled or deceived about the goods and services they buy. It is important that businesses are aware of these laws and that they ensure the messages they communicate to customers about their products and services through advertising are accurate and honest.