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Building your dream home? Don’t be a copycat

Are you considering building a new home? If so, there are many project home builders and house plans to choose from.…

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Ban on excessive credit card surcharges

Recent court proceedings by ACCC are a stark reminder to businesses that credit and debit card payment surcharges must be limited…

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Change is coming to Security of Payment laws in NSW

From 21 October 2019, new amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act) come…

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The importance of estate planning and making a Will

Having an effective estate plan means that a person’s wishes regarding their health and assets are followed in the event they…

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Purchasing a business – do the right thing

A guide to due diligence So your company has decided that it is time to grow and diversify. You’ve identified a…

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What constitutes a ‘major defect’ in a residential building?

When is a residential building defect a ‘major defect’? The issue of building defects is a hot topic in the wake…

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Update on modern slavery legislation in NSW

Previous Commercial Directions articles on this topic [published on 2 April 2019 and 20 September 2018] looked at the status of…

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Warranties against defects in the supply of services

Recent amendments to section 90 of the Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 (Cth) requiring mandatory wording for certain consumer guarantees came…

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