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When it is too late to make a Will

The recent Victorian Supreme Court case of Re Jones [2021] VSC 273 illustrates the costly ramifications of leaving it too late to make a Will. 

Victorian Government announces new rent relief scheme

By Evelyn Marcou, Senior Associate The Victorian Government today announced a new/extended Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (“CTRS”) for small to medium sized tenants in Victoria. It appears that the scheme will mirror the Regulations that were first put into place from late March 2020 under the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (the “Act”). At…

Ironically Unclean: Ali v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2021] FCAFC 109

The case of Ali v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2021] FCAFC 109 (‘Ali v ACCC’) is an appeal concerning the appellants Ms Sanam Ali (‘Ali’) and Mr Charles Cameron (‘Cameron’) who were the sole shareholder/director and the national franchising manager of Geowash respectively. Geowash offered car wash franchises to interested parties in Australia. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’) initially brought proceedings concerning various alleged misrepresentations and alleged unconscionable conduct, and alleged breach of the obligation of good faith in the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Rgulation 2014 (Cth) (‘Franchising Code of Conduct’). Ali and Cameron sought an appeal against these claims on 13 grounds but were ultimately unsuccessful.

Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac (No.7) – [2021] FCA 249, Presumption of advancement applicable to matrimonial home? Rebutted? – Does Cummins (2006) 227 CLR 278 qualify presumption?

The recent decision of Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac (No.7) [2021] FCA 249 revisits the ‘presumption’ of advancement in a situation where both spouses contributed equally to the purchase of the matrimonial home through joint loans but the property’s title was placed in the wife’s name only.