Monthly Archives: January 2016

Campsie RSL Club is currently creating a master plan for the development of its large landholding at Campsie NSW, and Thomson Geer has been appointed as legal advisors for this significant proposed project.

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Did you know that, in Victoria you can be liable for the cost of cleaning up pollution even though the pollution occurred many decades ago and even though you had no knowledge of the pollution at the time you sold the land? That liability extends to any future owner, not just the party to whom you sold it.

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A recent decision serves as a reminder that a contractor's first step should always be to comply with time bars and other notice requirements wherever possible as failing to do so can lead to the loss of important contractual rights. In CMA Assets Pty Ltd v John Holland Pty Ltd [No 6] [2015] WASC 217, the Supreme Court of Western Australia disallowed otherwise valid and valuable claims for extensions of time (EOT) on the basis of non-compliance with strict notice requirements (time bars) despite accepting that doing so was "harsh".

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Superannuation Case Law Update - December 2015

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Thomson Geer has welcomed two key Sydney disputes Partners, Harold Werksman and Sylvia Fernandez to the firm. Along with Harold and Sylvia, two key Senior Associates, Jodi Walkom and Nicholas Riordan and two lawyers have joined the firm.

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In results released by Mergermarket for 2015, Thomson Geer have come in at number 9 in the 'legal advisor by deal count' league table, behind top-tier international law firms such as Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons and Allens. This is an excellent achievement by the firm.

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