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

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Artifact: ‘Casual’ employees may no longer be casual

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Approved Forms released for new Retirement Village regime

December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Superannuation Complaints Tribunal is no more

November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

August 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

5 Reasons to Think About Your Estate Planning Yesterday

July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

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, [...]

Welcome Michele Davis as Head of Succession & Elder Law

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

REIQ v ADL Contracts – Which should I sign?

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

If you are looking to buy or sell residential property in Queensland, one of two forms of contract are likely to be used: “REIQ” or “ADL”. REIQ contracts are more [...]

Landlords need to get Notices to Remedy Breach exactly right

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

When a landlord wants to “get serious” about a tenant’s rental arrears or other breaches, the landlord will often need to prepare and serve a “Notice to Remedy Breach” (NTRB) [...]

Review of Tighe & Anor v Pike & Ors [2016] QCA 353

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

CASE REVIEW The obligation of a subsequent owner of land to comply with conditions of a development approval (“DA”) was considered by the Queensland Court of Appeal in Tighe & [...]