BLB News

What is catching the ATO’s attention?

18/08/2008

The Tax Commissioner has recently stated that loans by SMSFs were a major area of concern. About 30% of SMSF audit cases involved loan investments made by SMSFs...

Don’t Get Short Changed on the Terms of your Testamentary Trust

18/08/2008

A testamentary trust is simply a trust created under a Will. Traditionally such a trust has been a fixed trust so that a certain sum or proportion of the deceased’s estate is held on trust for the beneficiary.

The Peter Brock Story

18/08/2008

The Peter Brock Story ...

Repudiation of a Contract

18/08/2008

In the decision of Koompahtoo Local Aboriginal Land Council v Sanpine Pty Limited, the High Court considered the ability of a party to a contract to terminate a contract as a result of the other party’s breach of a non-essential term.

The Importance of Complying with the Franchising Code of Conduct

18/08/2008

Last years decision by the NSW Court of Appeals in the case of Ketchell v Master of Education Services Pty Ltd [2007] NSWCA 161 (19 July 2007) has made many franchisors and franchisee very worried about the legal status of their franchise agreements. In the Ketchell case the Court found that the franchise agreement between the franchisor and the franchisee was unenforceable for statutory illegality.