There are many misconceptions about Family Law and, in particular, property settlements and child arrangements. The majority of the tales are sourced from online blogs or people who usually start the conversation with “take it from me, I know”. Continue reading Setting The Record Straight: Family Law Myths
With over 400 kilometres of constructed canal frontage on the Gold Coast and an ever increasing number of recreational water users, the potential exists for conflict between waterfront property owners and people using the adjacent waterways.
Any waterfront property owners or regular water users reading this could probably relate a relevant story. The writer has personally observed an upset waterfront property owner throwing rocks at a kayak fisherman, fishing in the adjacent canal, encouraging him in an enthusiastic fashion to “get off his water”. Continue reading “Get Off My Water!”
Last year, we published an article about tips for making reasonable Body Corporate decisions. The leading case in the area was the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) decision of Re Body Corporate for Viridian; Kjerulf Ainsworth & Ors v Martin Albrecht & Anor  QCATA 294.
However, the lot owner in that matter appealed the QCAT decision to the Supreme Court (Albrecht v Ainsworth & Ors  QCA 220 (Viridian)) and the Supreme Court recently handed down its appeal decision. The appeal reversed the earlier QCAT decision and clarified the law in this area. Continue reading Tests For Reasonableness Of Body Corporate Decisions
Picture this: A husband and wife separate. Six months after separating from her husband, the wife wins $6 million in the lottery. The husband claims he should receive part of the lottery win as the funds used to purchase the ticket had been withdrawn from the parties’ joint bank account, and as such, should be included in the property pool. Continue reading You’re separating. You win the lottery. What happens next?
The conduct of court litigation to achieve effective outcomes for a client is an art born out of experience and a proper understanding of the limitations of the court process. Continue reading Successful Court Litigation Is An Art
As the population and the needs of the general community change over time, governments require additional land for the development of infrastructure. This may include construction or widening of roads, installation of sewerage and drainage works, and construction of rail projects amongst other needs. Continue reading How Compulsory Acquisition of Land may affect you
Bodies Corporate and Committees make decision on countless different matters relating to the administration of their scheme, including:
Continue reading Tips For Making Reasonable Body Corporate Decisions
Since pool safety standards were introduced in Queensland in 2009:
- owners of properties with newly constructed pools;
- owners of properties with shared pools; and
- owners seeking to sell or lease a property with a pool,