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WA COMMERCIAL TENANCIES AND COVID 19

WA passed the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (Act), which incorporates some, but not all, of the 14 leasing principles set out in the National Code. read more →

Bankruptcy and the Obligations on an Associated Entity to Disclose

An Official Trustee in Bankruptcy has the power to investigate the conduct and affairs of a bankrupt person and the books, accounts and records kept by the bankrupt. read more →

Supreme Court of Western Australia decides first statutory will application in R v J [2017] WASC 53

In all jurisdictions through Australia, the Supreme Courts may make a statutory will for a person who lacks capacity to make a will. read more →

Falling Behind on Home Loan Repayments?

If you are falling behind on home loan repayments or are worried that you will not be able to make repayments in the near future, it is important that you know your legal rights and act quickly. An understanding of your right to negotiate with your lender may avoid a situation where your lender repossesses and sells your home. read more →