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Council secures convictions for illegal tree removal in Epping 

The Land and Environment Court of NSW has fined a property developer and demolition contractor a combined total of $155,000…

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Can parties contract out of limitation periods in the Limitation Acts?

What happened? In Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20, a mortgage contained a term whereby the mortgagor effectively agreed not…

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Combustible cladding: Melbourne apartment residents ordered to evacuate building – steep fines for non-compliance

Why were the residents ordered to evacuate? In the wake of the Lacrosse building fire in November 2014, combustible external…

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HWLE Super Wrap-Up – 20 July 2021

Welcome to our HWLE Super Wrap-Up for July 2021. In these newsletters we aim to bring you all the legal…

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Poole v Zagar – tempering career aspirations

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers were instructing solicitors in the decision of Poole v Zagar & Anor [2021] ACTSC 140 (Poole). Key…

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New COVID-19 Regulation affecting Retail and Commercial Leases during Greater Sydney Lockdown

Commencement and Overview The Retail and other Commercial Lease (COVID-19) Regulation 2021 commenced on 14 July 2021. The new regulation has the…

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