Monthly Archives: March 2017

Thomson Geer Partner, Dan Kramer and his team have advised Sydney-based private equity firm, Anacacia Capital on its backing of timber and building products manufacturer and distributor Big River, as it prepares to list on the ASX. We worked closely with Taylor Collison who led the IPO and Deloitte who were engaged as investigating accountant. […]

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Often builders treat liquidated damages with suspicion in contract negotiations.  It is correct to say that liquidated damages protect owners in the sense that owners do not have to prove their actual loss by reason of builder delay.  Provided that the amount of liquidated damages represents an owner’s genuine pre-estimate as at the date of […]

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Superannuation is a major asset for most Australians and so should be considered when developing their estate planning strategy.  The introduction of the ‘transfer balance cap’ as of 1 July 2017 will often mean adjustments to existing strategies, particularly if the desired outcome is for an income stream to be payable from a superannuation fund […]

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The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers.

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On 5 March 2017, the State Government of Victoria announced the abolition of stamp duty for first home owners when purchasing a home under $600,000.00. This is part of the State Government’s initiative to tackle housing affordability and the changes are subject to passage of the State Taxation Amendment Bill 2017 (‘the Bill’) which is […]

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The Society of Construction Law (SCL) has just published a revised version of the Delay and Disruption Protocol (the Protocol), a widely referenced document in construction disputes around the world.  The revised version provides valuable guidance for construction professionals on how best to prepare for and make delay and disruption claims. What is the Protocol? […]

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The NSW Parliament recently passed the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 (Bill) which was assented to on 1 March 2017, which aims to improve transparency, and simplify legal procedures, and better balance the position of landlords and tenants under the Retail Leases Act 1994 (Act).  It is likely to take effect soon, and will […]

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Thomson Geer have successfully acted for developer FAL Management Group (FAL) in securing a permanent stay on a judgment obtained by a (subsequently insolvent) contractor (Denham) under the security of payment regime. In its decision handed down last Friday in FAL Management Group Pty Limited as Trustee for TF Investment Trust v Denham Constructions Pty […]

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The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers.

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