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The information set out in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not legal advice.
March 30, 2012

NOTICE OF MEETINGS – REQUIREMENTS AND GOOD PRACTICE

In this article we highlight the requirements for adequate and correct meeting notices (for Societies and companies), give some advice as to good practice and also […]
March 26, 2012

RELEASE OF ASSIGNORS AND GUARANTORS OF LEASES

Although it often comes as a surprise to many tenants and guarantors, most landlords are aware that an assignment of lease by an existing tenant (the […]
March 26, 2012

Preparing to Buy a Property at Auction

Most of us carry out background investigations before making an offer to buy a residential or commercial property. Even so, it is common to offer to […]
March 23, 2012

IS IT A FIXTURE OR NOT A FIXTURE – AND WHAT DOES IT MATTER?

It is generally fairly well known that when you are buying a property, that property will include all fixtures (and trees, shrubs and crops), but what […]
February 20, 2012

PROXIES

A person who is unable to attend a meeting of a committee, board, club, society, body corporate, company etc. may be permitted to nominate someone else […]
February 16, 2012

EMPLOYMENT UPDATE : CASUAL EMPLOYEES

In 2011 the Employment Court had the opportunity to revisit the requirements of casual labour on a number of occasions.   In some cases, the casual nature […]
February 3, 2012

RELEASE OF ASSIGNORS AND GUARANTORS OF LEASES

Although it often comes as a surprise to many tenants and guarantors, most landlords are aware that an assignment of lease by an existing tenant (the […]
January 26, 2012

EMPLOYMENT – DISMISSAL PROCESSES

Whenever we hold sessions on employment law, the majority of the questions we get asked invariably relate to dismissal processes. This article sets out a general […]
December 12, 2011

What happens if you die without a will or a valid will?

To paraphrase a common saying, “Where there is no Will, there is a way, but do not expect it to be your way!” If one dies […]
December 12, 2011

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYEE?

The rights of employees and independent contractors are very different, and getting that status wrong can be very costly for an employer.   If an employee has […]

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