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When is a contract binding?

29-November-2010 Commercial Disputes,Property By admin

High Court asked to rule if a contract existed and was binding Masters versus Cameron [1954] HCA 72 is a classic legal case that is still the leading authority on whether there is a binding contract or not. Even though this law case is over 50...

What to do when a client appoints an Administrator

Commercial Disputes By admin

Don't panic if your debtor appoints an Administrator Have you ever been ‘surprised’ to receive a letter regarding one of your clients who owe you money advising that an Insolvency Practitioner has been appointed an Administrator of the company?...

Family Court threatens imprisonment

Family Law By admin

Family Court takes the Compliance of Orders seriously On January 10, 2006, following their divorce, Mr Rand + Mrs Rand were given specific orders by the Family Court pertaining to the settlement of their property.  On June 25th, 2007 Mr Rand was...

Family Court takes the compliance of orders seriously

Family Law By admin

On 10 January 2006, following their divorce, Mr Rand and Mrs Rand were given specific orders by the Family Court pertaining to the settlement of their property.  On 25 June 2007 Mr Rand was found guilty of Contempt of Orders and was to...

Family business fraud in marriage separation

Family Law,Fraud and Insolvency By admin

Attempt to reduce family business profit backfires Fraud may occur in any jurisdiction and unfortunately the area of Family Law is no exception. The situation A family company was controlled by one party in a marriage separation. The company...

What is equal share parent responsibility?

Family Law By admin

When you separate who makes the decisions about your children? As a parent you have responsibility for your child. When couples divorce or separate, deciding who looks after the child is determined by what is in the child's best interest. Equal shared...

Wastage of family assets becomes a court Issue

Family Law By admin

Shared property gambled away may need to be repaid  An issue may arise as to one person’s conduct either during the marriage or after separation when they dispose of matrimonial property. The Family Court is a Court of Equity, that is, they...