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Are you a unit buyer, owner, seller or body corporate manager? New building cladding requirements might catch bodies corporate by surprise

In October 2018, the Queensland government introduced a mandatory process to identify buildings which were built with “combustible cladding” (that is, building material particularly susceptible to fire events). Building owners of certain classes of building are required to complete at [...]

2019-03-22T04:23:30+00:00March 22nd, 2019|

Superannuation planning has never been so critical

Superannuation is a bit of a sleeping giant. It is something most Australian's have in their portfolio of interests for purposes such as receiving retirement benefits and, in some cases, death benefit and other insurance benefits. Superannuation is also a victim of being "out of [...]

2019-02-28T06:28:32+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Hidden Defects in Apartments: who is liable and how can I protect myself?

As the fallout from the Opal Tower Apartment Building in Sydney continues, many apartment owners are starting to wonder what would happen if latent building defects, such as those which caused the cracks that resulted in the Opal Towers being [...]

2019-01-24T01:46:17+00:00January 24th, 2019|

Artifact: ‘Casual’ employees may no longer be casual

We handle various types of commercial matters and disputes at Wilson Lawyers.  Although employment law is not one of our practice areas, this case regarding casual employment struck our team as a topic that can and does effect many of our [...]

2019-01-25T04:54:37+00:00January 14th, 2019|

Approved Forms released for new Retirement Village regime

Last year saw a huge change of the Retirement Villages Act; both for operators and residents. On 30 November 2018, the Retirement Villages Regulation 2018 was notified and will commence from 1 February 2019, which will bring new disclosure requirements and rules, relating [...]

2019-01-23T23:25:16+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Superannuation Complaints Tribunal is no more

The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has replaced the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal from 1 November 2018. According to the SCT's statement on the changes, the SCT will continue to work with superannuation trustees for ongoing or open complaints being handled by the SCT. [...]

2019-01-23T23:24:32+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Bank Guarantees v Security Deposits: Which is Better for Landlords?

The choice of security under a lease is an important decision for a landlord. If a tenant defaults or breaches its obligations under the lease then the landlord can call upon the security (being either a security deposit or bank [...]

2019-01-23T23:23:50+00:00August 24th, 2018|

5 Reasons to Think About Your Estate Planning Yesterday

Estate planning means something different for everyone.  In the simplest of terms, it can mean having a valid Will and Enduring Power of Attorney.  In the most complex of terms, it can be mean trusts, companies, binding death benefit superannuation [...]

2019-01-23T23:12:28+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Welcome Michele Davis as Head of Succession & Elder Law

Wilson Lawyers is very excited to welcome Michele Davis as  Head of Succession & Elder Law practice group. Michele is an expert in succession law and one of the most passionate and enthusiastic lawyers you will find. Michele has a Masters [...]

2018-05-24T23:39:07+00:00May 23rd, 2018|