Monthly Archives: June 2017

The phrase “PPS lease” appears in the PPS Act, insolvency laws and many contracts.  Changing its meaning therefore causes a wide range of issues, some of which we look at in this PPS Alert. We now have 4 different meanings of “PPS lease” which might apply to a “PPS lease” issue. Businesses (especially those doing […]

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Thomson Geer welcomes real estate specialists, new Partners Brett Hawkins and Justin Madden and Consultant Michael Allen. Brett, Justin and Michael have joined our Sydney office, together with their team of Special Counsel, Senior Associates and Lawyers. This strong group of property specialists bolsters the firm’s already high-calibre property team nationally, and we are delighted […]

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Terrorism was front and centre this fortnight with the judicial and executive arms of government both commenting in relation to the sentencing of, and new laws being passed in relation to same. The past fortnight also saw the announcement of a new approach to help keep victims of family violence safe, new laws announced to […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Qscan Radiology Clinics, a leading Queensland radiology business in association with the investment by Quadrant Private Equity (QPE). QPE has acquired a majority stake in a merged group consisting of Qscan and North Coast Radiology (which was separately advised by Thomson Geer) in a circa $200 million transaction. The merger creates […]

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The criminal justice system has again dominated the last fortnight’s news feed, with an expanded role for public custody officers, the creation of a Sentencing Guidelines Council, and new laws to improve court safety and jury selection. Meanwhile, both the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar have welcomed the government’s access to justice […]

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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.  With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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Partner, Melinda Graham, Senior Associate, Joseph Consalvi and Lawyer, Rachael Bass, have acted for The Patella Group on the purchase of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) national operations headquarters at Brisbane Airport from the ASX-listed Garda Diversified Property Fund.  The long-term leasehold acquisition involved navigation of the Federal Airports Legislation and procurement of statutory […]

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Congratulations to Senior Associate, Chris Kelly, who for the second year running has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as an Australian Property & Real Estate “Rising Star” (2016 & 2017). Doyle’s Guide describes Rising Stars as “non-Partner level solicitors practising in Property & Real Estate matters in the Australian legal market who have been identified […]

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Thomson Geer featured in The Australian on Friday 9 June 2017, in the Legal Affairs pages, and also in The Australian Legal Review magazine published on 2 June, 2017. Click through to the below link to read the articles. The Australian media coverage – Thomson Geer 2 & 9 June, 2017

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