September 2018

Caveats Series – Part 2: Can I Lodge a Caveat?
What is the Australian Financial Complaints Authority?
How to Get In – Powers of Entry Under The Public Health Act
The Requirement for Certainty and Specificity in Building Orders and Direction Notices
Drug Testing in Family Court Proceedings
Thou Shalt Not Pass…Even Though Conditional Development Approval Says You Can!
No Duty of Care Owed….This Time

Welcome to our September Legal Update for clients, business partners and other interested parties. Designed to keep you informed on a variety of topics, we hope you enjoy reading this edition.

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Caveats Series – Part 2: Can I Lodge a Caveat?

Tim Kennedy
Senior Associate

Who is entitled to lodge a caveat, what interests tend to support the lodgement of a caveat and what are the risks if the caveat is baseless?
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What is the Australian Financial Complaints Authority?

Jonathan O’Connor
Lawyer

From 1 November 2018, the AFCA will begin receiving complaints from individuals and small businesses in relation to financial services and products.
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How to Get In – Powers of Entry Under The Public Health Act

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

To effectively enforce the Public Health Act a local government must ensure, as a minimum, three key requirements are implemented.
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The Requirement for Certainty and Specificity in Building Orders and Direction Notices

Carol Hamilton
Lawyer

A Notice was found invalid failing the requirement for certainty and specificity resulting in ramifications for local governments issuing direction notices and building orders.
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Drug Testing in Family Court Proceedings

Danielle Hadida
Lawyer

The Family Court will often make orders that one or both parents (or any other people involved in the proceedings) undertake random drug testing.
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Thou Shalt Not Pass…Even Though Conditional Development Approval Says You Can!

Carol Hamilton
Lawyer

It may take compelling change in circumstances in order to have conditions imposed by local governments on development approvals varied or set aside.
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No Duty of Care Owed….This Time

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

Explores when a Council owes a duty of care to a third party purchaser.
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