Farm Debt Mediation Act 2018 (SA)

3 September 2018 marked the commencement of the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2018 (SA) (Act), to be administered by the South Australian Small Business Commissioner (Commissioner). The Act enshrines in law mandatory farm debt mediation, bringing South Australia into line with its eastern state counterparts – New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The object of […]

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Compensation Claims for Lodging Caveat Without Reasonable Cause

The recent Supreme Court decision of Mukhtar AsJ in KB Corporate Pty Ltd v Sayfe & Anor [2017] VSC 623 concerned caveats lodged by the defendant caveator without a supporting caveatable interest.  The Court was asked to determine whether the caveats were lodged without reasonable cause and whether the caveator was liable to pay compensation to the […]

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