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Everything you need to know about Shareholder Disputes in 2020

30-July-2020 Commercial Disputes By Jamal Bakalian

The year is 2020; the COVID19 pandemic has hit; uncertainty has plagued even the most stable of businesses. As a business owner and/or a Shareholder of a Company, we don’t have to tell you just how uncertain managing a business can be, nor do we have...

Virtual Meetings – Does the temptation to record them outweigh the risks?

7-July-2020 Commercial Disputes By Jodie Rodrigues

Out with the old and in with the new: social distancing rules have moved meetings from the boardroom to a virtual platform via Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex, Go to meeting or Skype, but what does this mean for recording etiquette and privacy? With...

The Humble Subpoena – one of the most powerful pre-trial strategies…but also one of the most crippling if used incorrectly

4-June-2020 Commercial Disputes By Jamal Bakalian

Read on to find out how the decision in Vella v Organic Fertilisers (Leppington) Pty Limited [2020] NSWSC 669 recently decided by the Supreme Court of NSW on 21 May 2020 considered whether or not the Subpoena issued was truly appropriate or just...

When friends become family: how a dependence between friends may pave the way for a future claim for Family Provision

1-June-2020 Estates By Jodie Rodrigues

When we think of family provisions claims that are made against a deceased person’s estate, we often think of the sister who was left out of the will, or the estranged but now returned prodigal son…we rarely consider friends who are not...

When should you consider appointing an independent executor?

28-May-2020 Estates By Jemima Bissett

Are you concerned that your assets will be drained by bickering family members during the administration of your estate? Are you currently trying to administer an estate but are being held back by an uncooperative coexecutor? If so, you may wish to...

Separated Parenting in the Pandemic – what the Covid-19 restrictions mean for family law

12-May-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

Contact arrangements The severe and restrictive changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have been difficult for all but especially hard for separated families. Provided that all family members are well however, the restrictions in New South Wales...

Thinking of buying or selling property during COVID-19? If so, keep these hard learned lessons in mind…

7-May-2020 Fraud and Insolvency,Property By Jamal Bakalian

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales released on 23 April 2020, Deligiannidou v Sundarjee [2020] NSW SC437, provides us all with a timely reminder that more than ever, we need to be hypervigilant about the clauses in our Contracts...