Life cycle of litigation beyond life: deceased estates

What do you do when there is no-one to sue? In the Supreme and County Courts in Victoria, there is a civil procedure when the defendant is deceased or dies and a cause of action survives. See below our overview of this procedure. Click here to view the full size PDF.           […]

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When things go wrong for banking customers – the new Banking Code will help with deceased estates

The new Banking Code, which commenced on 1 July 2019, contains a new section under Part 9, Chapter 45 on helping with deceased estates. Click here to view the full size PDF.             Legal Insight | Life cycle of litigation beyond life: deceased estates

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To Make Oath and Say or to Declare and Affirm?

On 1 March 2019, the Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic) (the Act) came into effect and is now the ‘go to’ piece of legislation for the law relating to oaths, affirmations, affidavits and statutory declarations in Victoria. It has also established a scheme for the certification of copies of documents. Essentially, the Act has […]

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Communication and Transparency is Key

If you are a mortgagee, or acting for one, it is likely you will encounter a situation where the mortgagee is entitled to possession of, and to sell, a rented premises under a mortgage which was entered into before the tenancy agreement. If you find yourself in this scenario you must first issue a notice […]

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A snapshot of the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997

On 6 September 2018 the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 was passed by Parliament and included more than 130 reforms which aim to increase protection for renters. The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 (RTAA) is due to come into effect progressively and completely, by 1 July 2020 and will amend the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 […]

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Mandatory data breach notification scheme now in effect – what you need to know

Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) came into effect on Thursday 22 February 2018. Under the Privacy Act, regulated entities are obliged to take reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse, interference and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The amended Privacy Act now includes a scheme under which certain organisations […]

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