“Caveats: The Challenges with Drafting Caveats and Seeking their Removal” a webconference by Simon Chapple – 22 July 2013

Posted on 07/15/13

Whether a party has a caveatable interest in land, or merely a personal or contractual interest in land, is an area of law that is often misunderstood. This web conference will clearly explain when to lodge a caveat, alternatives to caveats and how to remove a caveat from the title of a property.

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Two recent papers delivered by Simon Chapple on terminating contracts and managing risk

Posted on 07/15/13

“Contract risk management: Managing risk when performing and terminating contracts” Legalwise Seminar, Sydney, 5 March 2013.

“Termination of Contract: A practical guide on when and how to terminate a contract and common mistakes” College of Law, Sydney, 15 July 2013.

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Ottesen considers the courts’ application of the Graywinter principle in BCLB 12

Posted on 07/15/13

‘Ottesen considers the various approaches that have been adopted by courts in applying the Graywinter principle and identifies that, as a matter of authority, the less strict approach is now in favour.’

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Jane Needham SC a finalist in the Senior Barrister Award category

Posted on 07/10/13

The members of 13th Floor St James Hall congratulate  Jane Needham SC on being nominated as a finalist in the Senior Barrister Award in the upcoming 2013 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.   Jane’s nomination is recognition of her long and distinguished career at the New South Wales Bar.  The members wish Jane every success when […]

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Simon Chapple presents practical guidance on how to approach termination of contracts – 15 July 2013

Posted on 06/17/13

Termination of contract is an often difficult and complex area of law. Simon Chapple outlines critical principles and the areas of complexity associated with the termination of a contract. Providing practical advice on how to approach particular situations with case studies and case law examples.

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Susan Phillips presents at 3rd Annual Native Title Law: Focus on ILUA’s and RTN Agreements – 14 June 2013

Posted on 06/14/13

Agreement Making: Industry ‘Best Practice’ for ILUAs and Future Acts

A quick guide to ILUAs: What they are, when to use them and why?
New role for the Federal Court regarding ILUA negotiations
Proposed amendments to the ILUA provisions of the Native Title Act
Understanding the Tribunal’s approach to ILUA registrations and objections
Examination of the implications of QGC Pty Ltd vs Bygraves for ILUAs

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Ottesen provides a review of recent State and Federal appellate cases for Casewatch, April 2013

Posted on 04/18/13

Television Education Network’s Sound Education in NSW Law is an audio update service designed to keep NSW lawyers abreast of new developments and changes in the law. Sound Education in NSW Law

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Jane Needham SC speaks at 11th Annual Wills and Estates NSW Conference, 10 April 2013

Posted on 04/08/13

Family Provision Act update

An assessment of where the courts discretion is heading
Claims by former spouses Some examples
Family Provision Act claims when the deceased and their progeny are in a different country/state
Case study updates

11th Annual Wills and Estates NSW Conference | Wednesday 10 April 2013 | Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney

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“Compromising Family Provision Claims” presented by Willmott SC at UNSW CLE, 21 March 2013

Posted on 03/11/13

• Mediation
• Releases
• Offers of Compromise

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Michael Willmott SC and Mark Sneddon present at the College of Law’s Autumn Intensive

Posted on 03/06/13

Michael Willmott SC presents “Charitable Bequests”, 9.00am 25 March 2013

Mark Sneddon speaks on “Intermeddling Executors and Personal Liability in Devastavit”, 2.45pm 25 March 2013

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