In NSW, where even a single potential beneficiary of a discretionary trust is a foreign beneficiary, the trust is treated as a foreign trust and therefore may be liable for purchaser surcharge duty (when it … Continued
Following on from the 2018-19 Federal Budget Papers (Budget Papers), the Federal Government has proposed to change the membership rules applying to SMSFs so that from 1 July 2019, an SMSF can have up to … Continued
On 23 May 2018, the New South Wales Court of Appeal (COA) gave its judgement in the case of Cam & Bear Pty Ltd v McGoldrick  NSWCA 110. The Court overturned the decision at first … Continued
The ACCC has had another Federal Court victory with the new business-to-business unfair contract laws. The ACCC v Servcorp Limited serves as a timely reminder that: the ACCC is on the lookout for clear cases … Continued
Further to his recent paper about the The Murray Review of Security of Payment Laws , Mathew Stulic has prepared a follow-on piece about the Amended Security of Payment Laws Passed in NSW. This thought leadership piece … Continued
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is meant to have the last word on the merits of the decisions it makes. In an appeal from VCAT, the Supreme Court’s role is not to re-make … Continued
The difficulties with managing vexatious or unreasonable litigants in the courtroom are well known. Notably, it is not unusual for regulators to confront similar behaviour from members of the public who make a complaint to … Continued
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