Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Remuneration And Insolvency Practitioners

Two cases were recently handed down by Justice Jackson of the Supreme Court of Queensland dealing with the remuneration of administrators and liquidators from the trust property of trust funds administered by the company in liquidation and also the right of indemnity of the trustee from the trust property.

This article reports on the court’s decisions and the impact for insolvency practitioners.

What Do Changes to the Competition & Consumer Act Mean To You?

In October 2017, Parliament passed the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017, introducing many significant changes to the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (CCA). The Act implements key recommendations pertaining to competition law, including those relating to cartels, price signalling and concerted practices, exclusionary provisions, secondary boycotts, third line forcing, resale price maintenance, authorisations notifications and class exemptions, access and evidentiary provisions.

Real Estate Agents – Are You Breaking The Law?

It has long been a debated topic whether or not estate agents are legally permitted to draft special conditions for a Contract of Sale. This is a matter that should not be taken lightly, particularly given that the maximum penalty for contravening the law is two years imprisonment.

MST Lawyers – Winners of the MYOB FCA Supplier of the Year Award

MST Lawyers was honoured and delighted to receive this year’s Supplier of the Year Award at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards on 10 October 2017. The Award recognises supplier excellence in contributing to the franchising sector and helping franchising clients achieve their goals.