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Valuing property leans towards highest value approach

27-June-2013 Property By admin

In many property cases, a business’s plant and equipment may need to be valued. But which valuation method should be used – an ad hoc sale approach or market value? Such a situation arose in a recent case (Martin & Crawley...

Adjusting a property settlement is not mission impossible

12-June-2013 Family Law By admin

We are commonly approached by people who are unhappy with orders that they have agreed to with their former spouse but now consider to be unjust.  This is particularly so in respect to property settlements. Once orders have been made, however, it is...

Directors need to learn from James Hardie case

5-June-2013 Fraud and Insolvency By admin

The James Hardie proceedings in the NSW Court of Appeal last November saw penalties imposed against the company's former non-executive directors and former company secretary and general counsel for their roles in providing the market with...

Global family disputes on rise

Family Law By admin

In recent years, the number of international family disputes has significantly increased. As a result, the number of international family law cases coming before the courts has also jumped dramatically. The increase in the breakdown of marital...

Shared parenting arrangements a major stress for young children

10-May-2013 Family Law By admin

How often and for how long can young children stay with the non-resident parent? This is a common question in Family Law custody disputes.  Studies have been conducted which seek to answer three related practical questions:  ...

Allegations of tax evasion could decrease matrimonial asset pool

9-May-2013 Family Law By admin

It is not uncommon in marriage breakdowns, particularly in cases where one partner owns a business enterprise, for the estranged spouse to make allegations in respect to their ex-partner’s fraudulent use of cash from that business or incorrect...

Company creditor managers wrestle with PPS Register

7-May-2013 Commercial Disputes By admin

The Personal Property and Securities Act is causing many sleepless nights for credit managers wondering if they have acquired sufficient security in exchange for extending credit. The introduction of the Personal Properties Security Register more than a...