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What is a caveat and what is its purpose? A caveat can be thought of generally as notice on a certificate of title to anyone that they have an equitable or legal claim in that property, such as a lease, equitable mortgage or charge.  If someone has a genuine “caveatable

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Amendments to the unfair contract terms regime could mean big penalties for small businesses Amendments to the unfair contract terms regime (“Regime”) under the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) are set to come into effect on 9 November 2023. These amendments

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People all over the world enter into contracts every day. Contracts can come in many forms – they can be written, verbal, or even a combination of the two. Some contracts are prepared by lawyers, some are taken straight off the internet and some might even be scribbled on a

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Terms and conditions are seemingly everywhere. Often when you buy or sign up for something online, you are asked to tick a box that says you have read the terms and conditions. Our guess is that most people don’t actually read the T’s & C’s – probably because they are

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Construction contractors, subcontractors and suppliers alike should be rejoicing when the new security of payment (“SOP”) laws came into effect on 1 August 2022. The first stage of Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA), which governs payment and disputes in the building and construction industry, has

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