Date Title Author Practice Area
01 Mar 2018

Proposed Changes to GST Withholding on New Residential Premises

Once the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 9) Bill 2017 has been enacted, the responsibility for paying GST on certain real estate transactions will shift...

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Scott Cameron Banking, Finance & Property
09 Jan 2018

Australian Courts Re-Affirm their Pro-Arbitration Stance

A recent decision in the Full Federal Court of Australia has re-affirmed the pro-arbitration stance being implemented by the Australian courts and clarified the interpretation...

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Elliott Smith Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
13 Dec 2017

Are you prepared for the new year? What you need to know about the new Building Bond and Inspection Scheme

The new Building Bond and Inspection Scheme which falls under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) requires developers of strata buildings to lodge a building bond with...

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Roger Mattar Banking, Finance & Property
18 Oct 2017

Court of Appeal considers signatories to loan agreement personally liable

It is common for directors of a corporate borrower to be required to give guarantees in support of the borrower's obligations. It is not unusual for such guarantees to be...

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Banking, Finance & Property
25 Sep 2017

The sun sets on test case

Kemp Strang recently acted in an important case on the new laws relating to sunset clauses under off the plan contracts for sale. The case settled during the course of the...

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Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
15 Sep 2017

Justifiable doubts – questioning the repeat appointment of arbitrators

It is critical to the integrity of the commercial arbitration process that the arbitrator is both impartial and seen to be impartial. One factor that can affect the perceived...

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Elliott Smith Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
12 Sep 2017

NEWS FLASH – Upstream Liability of Holding Companies and Franchisors for Exploited Workers

On 5 September 2017 the federal government made historic changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) to introduce upstream liability for holding...

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06 Sep 2017

Surcharging Ahead

All Australian merchants (other than the taxi industry) are now prohibited from charging excessive surcharges for accepting certain payment methods.

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David Murray-Nobbs Banking, Finance & Property
04 Sep 2017

A gift or a loan? A lender's right to change their mind

Kemp Strang has been successful in appealing a judgment of the Supreme Court of NSW that has significant implications for lending between family members, particularly...

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Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
31 Aug 2017

Anytime, Anywhere Banking for all Australians: Open 24/7

Open Banking Update

Open Banking represents a social, technological and ideological shift in banking and earlier this month the Commonwealth Government released an "...

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Matthew Wilson Banking, Finance & Property
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