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Most people are aware that development consent is usually required to be obtained from the local council if they wish to carry out building work on their property. There are some exemptions to this requirement. Exempt development is development that may be carried out without...

On 10 April 2004 the penalty provisions of the Spam Act came into effect, making it illegal to send commercial electronic messages to or from Australia without the consent of the recipient.  That consent can either be express or inferred after considering the conduct of...

In the decision of Tanwar Enterprises Pty Limited v Cauchi [2003] HCA 57 (“Tanwar”) the High Court explored the use and limitations of equitable intervention to modify strictly legal rights (i.e. rights founded in contract).   The Facts In both cases the facts revolved around Contracts for the...

This is a first of a series of articles on estate planning. Other articles will deal with issues concerning setting up trusts during one’s lifetime, asset protection, testamentary trusts and deceased estates. To begin with we highlight some commonly encountered misconceptions about wills. ‘I made a...