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  • Have You Considered What Happens to Your Digital Assets after You Die?

    25 AUGUST 2020 WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    As digital assets continue to rise in popularity, the amount of people holding digital assets and dying without either telling others of the assets, or not providing enough information in order to access the assets, is dramatically on the rise Read more

  • Your Business Contracts and “Force Majeure”

    11 AUGUST 2020 COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW

    Coronavirus has been extensively covered in the news media. What has arguably received less attention is what happens when an unforeseeable event such as this prevents a party from fulfilling its contract obligations. Such situations have the potential to disrupt businesses. With this in mind, here are 5 things to know about how your business could be affected. Read more

  • Will Making Capacity is Not Black and White!

    04 AUGUST 2020 CONTESTING A WILL WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES ESTATE DISPUTES

    A father had six daughters. He made a will dividing his estate equally between the six of them. In 2013 he changed his will to give $40,000.00 to each of five of the daughters, and the rest of his $3,000,000.00 estate to his remaining daughter. Read more

  • Strata Owner Wins Case But Forced To Pay Costs Of Owners’ Corporation

    27 JULY 2020 PROPERTY LAW & CONVEYANCING LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    A man purchased one (1) car parking spot in a strata plan in Potts Point as an investment. Being close to the city, the car spot was highly valued, however getting a car into it required that the man drive over part of the common property, which was a garden. The owners' corporation did not approve of this and sought to prevent his movement over that part of the garden. This was first done by putting a metal chain across the edge of the garden, however the man removed the chain. In response to this, the owners' corporation decided to build a raised concrete garden bed to stop him. Read more

  • Court Awards Compensation for Missing a “Once-In-A-Lifetime Cruise”!

    21 JULY 2020 COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Before the enormous disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Court heard a case dealing with the question of what happens when a planned tour holiday goes wrong or is not as advertised. Read more

  • Termination of Commercial Leases: Is the coronavirus a sufficient cause?

    02 APRIL 2020 COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROPERTY LAW & CONVEYANCING

    With all of the lockdowns and restrictions caused by the coronavirus crisis, many businesses are struggling and monthly rent in the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars is often an expense they can no longer afford. The question then, is whether the coronavirus which has interrupted business revenue is also a sufficient reason for terminating a commercial lease or for the abatement or reduction of rent which would otherwise be payable. Read more

  • Fox & Staniland Lawyers & COVID-19

    19 MARCH 2020

    The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and the advice to businesses is constantly being updated. Please be assured, Fox & Staniland Lawyers are available and will continue to work with you during these challenging times. Read more

  • Fox & Staniland Lawyers to return to Gordon

    02 JANUARY 2020

    After almost 20 years in Pymble, Fox & Staniland Lawyers will be returning to Gordon where the firm began almost 50 years ago. Read more

  • Does Your Business Control All the Rights to Content It Creates and Sells?

    18 DECEMBER 2019 COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW

    If you are in the business of producing written material, pictures, artwork, music etc then you will be aware that the law attempts to protect your commercial interest in the material by way of “copyright”. Read more

  • Court Finds "Helpful" Friend Guilty Of Manslaughter

    11 DECEMBER 2019 LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    If you find yourself in a situation where you are with a vulnerable individual, it is essential that you consider the full impact of your actions, as you might face gaol time! Read more