Limitation periods, what are they?

July 21st, 2022|

Nicholas Kyriakoudes You may have heard of the expression “statute of limitation” but may not know what exactly this term means. Statute of limitation refers to the legislation which contains limitation periods in respect of causes of actions. A limitation [...]


What is Coercive Control?

July 11th, 2022|

Zane Wilde In 2012, the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) was amended, and the concept of coercive control was introduced into the definition of family violence. Coercive control is not defined in the Family Law Act but it is appreciated [...]


Considerations when executing personal guarantees

June 20th, 2022|

The importance of legal advice when providing a guarantee.  By Youssef Abouelnasr and Nicholas Kyriakoudes Personal guarantees are legal agreements which entail a third party (the guarantor) promising to ensure that a particular legal duty owed to another party (the [...]


Vacant possession, what does it mean?

June 3rd, 2022|

Erin Chard When purchasing a property, the front page of the Contract will specify whether the property is being sold with vacant possession, or subject to an existing tenancy. Where vacant possession is selected, clause 17.1 of the Contract states [...]


What is an easement ?

May 25th, 2022|

Nicholas Kyriakoudes What is an easement ? An easement is a right that attaches to land which allows the owner of the land which is benefited by the easement (called the dominant tenement) to utilize the specific right conferred on [...]


Litigation Guardians in Family Law

May 16th, 2022|

Catilin McGrath Why a litigation guardian may be needed? Family law disputes come in all shapes in sizes. For instance, one marriage can be for a period of approximately forty years and another marriage for a period of eighteen months. [...]


Real Estate: transferring and severing a joint tenancy

May 3rd, 2022|

Jasmine Cario and Nicholas Kyriakoudes  Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common – What is the difference? Generally, an asset which is owned at the time of your death as “joint tenants” will not form part of your estate and therefore, [...]


Leases Granted Pursuant to the Exercise of an Option

April 26th, 2022|

Pitfalls surrounding “Option Leases”. Youssef Abouelnasr In commercial and retail leasing it is common that the landlord provides in the lease to the tenant an option to renew for a further term. This provides the tenant further security regarding their [...]


Assessments of conflicts of interest in Family Law

April 22nd, 2022|

Ashleigh Serafini Ordinarily we would love to take on all clients that approach our door. However, before you enter it is important for us to ask some questions to determine whether it is appropriate for you to do so. For [...]



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