External Cladding in residential buildings: are your walls protective or potentially hazardous?

When looking for a place to buy or rent, everyone has a list of things they want. However, it might be time to think about things you don’t want when

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Regulating Air BnB: When sharing stops being caring

What are the issues? Global company Airbnb has spearheaded the emergence of what is now known as the ‘Sharing Economy’- a phenomenon which has glided swiftly past the cumbersome clutches

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The Latest on Swimming Pool Safety and the Law

Royal Life Saving had reported that approximately 36% of downing deaths, during summer, are children below the age of five years. Furthermore, in 2015 there was a 30% increase in

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The Art of Christmas and keeping the feeling festive!

Employers can sometimes be caught between the desire to encourage their staff to celebrate another year’s hard work and balancing their employment, safety and reputational risks were someone within their

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Consumer Affairs Déjà Vu

In our Winter edition of & LEGAL and YOU we drew your attention to recent changes to NSW State consumer laws affecting the minimum expiry date for gift cards sold

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Will Aretha’s Nearest and Dearest get a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Aretha Franklin, who sadly passed away on 16 August, did so without making a will. Ms Franklin had been unwell for some time and apparently her lawyer had been encouraging

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Getting Digital- Property Conveyancing Goes Electronic

On 28 February 2017, the NSW Government set out a detailed timetable to transform NSW into, what it hopes to be, the world’s most efficient and secure place to buy

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EU Court Ruling has Christian Louboutin’s Competitors Seeing Red

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s recent ruling which deemed Christian Louboutin’s red high-heeled soles as protectable as a trade mark has caused considerable controversy. Christian Louboutin initiated

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Driving Into the Future

Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is already a part of our day-to-day reality. From Siri on our smartphones to robots in our surgery room, robotic assistance is

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Emojis & the Law

Emojis have been used to communicate emotions and feelings in a way that words often cannot. While sometimes ambiguous, their relevance has not been dismissed by the Courts. In 2015,

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