17th May 2022

ATO Debt Recovery: Director’s Penalty Notice

In November 2021 the ATO indicated it would recommence debt recovery with a “tailored approach”. We expect with a backlog of some two years, there will be an increase in the number of DPNs issued in the coming months.

4th November 2020

Family Law Expansion For Hickey Lawyers

Leading Gold Coast law firm, Hickey Lawyers, has added a Family Law offering to its long-established practice.

15th June 2020

Qld Implementation Of The National Code Of Conduct

QLD has now passed legislation giving effect to the Mandatory Code of Conduct, with the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases

9th June 2020

Proposed Major Reforms Of Foreign Investment Laws

On 5 June 2020, the Federal Government announced that they will shortly be presenting draft legislation which will include

15th April 2020

Wills And Estate Planning

In these exceptionally testing and uncertain times, we have noticed a significant increase in the number of clients giving instructions to prepare a Will (or Enduring Power of Attorney) or to revise a Will in consideration of their estate planning matters.

14th April 2020

Support For Commercial Landlords In Queensland

On 9 April 2020, the Queensland Government released a $400 million package to support landlords and tenants, including land tax relief for eligible landlords.

8th April 2020

Mandatory Code Of Conduct For Commercial Tenancies

On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet released a mandatory Code of Conduct for application to commercial tenancies (including retail, office and industrial) as a result of the impact and disruption caused by the industry and governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

6th April 2020

Buying Or Selling Property With COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on the property market is difficult to predict. However, it is becoming clear that the global pandemic will have significant implications on existing and future contractual obligations of buyer and sellers alike.

3rd April 2020

COVID-19: Temporary Changes To Foreign Investment Framework

The Federal Treasurer announced that all proposed foreign investments will require Foreign Investment Review Board approval, effective from 29 March 2020.