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Uncontested estate application | Finn Roache Lawyers

Uncontested estate applications move online effective 1 August 2023

In line with the NSW Governments Digital Strategy of making Court procedures more accessible, from 1 August 2023, uncontested estate applications move online. The “Probate Service” will enable uncontested applications for the following types of matters to be filed online: Grant of Probate. Reseals. Letters of Administration. Letters of Administration with the Will annexed. Other […]

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Property Law | Finns Lawyers

Missing clause held to have caused loss of millions for developer

A law firm acting for the landowner and his company in a large-scale property development failed to include a critical clause in the joint venture agreement. The court is yet to determine the damages, but the losses claimed are in excess of $100 million. The missing clause would have made all joint venturers liable for

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Laundry Hotels Quarry | Finn Roache Lawyers

Laundry Hotels (Quarry) Pty Ltd v Dyco Hotels Pty Ltd [2023] HCA 6

In a recent decision, the High Court has considered the obligations of a seller of a business to trade in the ordinary course.  The court held that the seller was ready willing and able to complete the $11 million transaction, despite not operating its hotel business due to NSW government public health restrictions due to

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SafeWork NSW V Synergy | Finn Roache Lawyers

SafeWork NSW v Synergy Scaffolding Services Pty Ltd [2022] NSWDC 584

Summary: A scaffolding collapse killed one worker and injured another where the scaffolding was almost entirely untethered to the building and was overloaded. The scaffolding contractor was fined $2 million (of a possible $3 million maximum penalty) for a category 1 offence under the WHS Act. Relevant factors included: scaffolding design systemic failures in safety

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