“Don’t Delay! Payment Claim!” – Top 5 Common Misconceptions of the Security of Payment Regime

By Michael Pettit / November 22, 2019 /

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act Regime (SOP Act) has proven to be an effective way for sub-contractors and contractors in the construction industry to be paid on time for their services. The SOP Act operates unlike any other piece of legislation. It was enacted to address: protracted and unjustified delays in…

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Lewis Holdway welcomes new lawyers, Reshma Farrer and Adren Choon

By Lewis Holdway / November 15, 2018 /

We are delighted to announce that Adren Choon and Reshma Farrer have been admitted to practice as solicitors at the Supreme Court of Victoria.  Lewis Holdway Principals, Natalie Fielding, Paul Holdway and John Wardlaw, said it was exciting for the firm to witness and facilitate the development of Adren and Reshma after both completing combined Bachelor…

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Get it in writing: why high stakes agreements are best written up.

By Media Officer / October 22, 2018 /

The recent case of Pipikos v Trayans [2018] HCA 39 is a sage reminder that you are safest when your agreements are in writing. In this case, Ms Velika Trayans had bought a property in 2002 at Clark Road, Virginia South Australia (“Clark Property”) with her then husband George. In 2004, George’s brother, Mr Leon…

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How to resolve a dispute within your

Not-for-Profit organisation

By Lewis Holdway / May 14, 2018 /

Disputes over governance and control within Not-for-Profit organisations can happen. We can help you take good steps to resolve the dispute effectively, and avoid actions that will harm the prospects of obtaining a successful end-outcome. In our experience, here are some examples of things that can help to resolve a dispute effectively: 1. Have a…

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Excessive Surcharges

By Lewis Holdway / February 26, 2018 /

Provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) which prohibited large businesses from charging excessive surcharges for processing credit card, debit card or EFTPOS transactions have been extended to apply to any business that is either located in Australia or uses an Australian bank. This change came into effect on 1 September 2017. The…

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Ipso Facto Insolvency Law Reforms – What They Mean For Your Business

By Lewis Holdway / December 11, 2017 /

The ipso facto reforms, which are expected to come into effect on 1 January 2018, are likely to have a substantial impact on the way in which businesses manage their insolvency risk. Insolvency risk is the risk that the party you are transacting with goes insolvent and is unable to pay the debts that are…

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Debt Recovery: Keep Your Cash Flow Healthy

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 6, 2017 /

By Julie Lamers We’re nearing the end of the calendar year, and many of our   business customers may have recently reviewed their debt recovery processes and procedures, to ensure they maintain a healthy cash flow and minimise potential bad debts throughout this year. When your business is winning new business, it’s great for your…

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Verification of Identity (VOI) in Dealings on Property

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 6, 2017 /

By Jessie Luu It is a noteworthy reminder that VOI is a mandatory requirement under sections 27AB(1) and 106A(1) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic) for the Registrar of Title to register any dealings on property.  VOI is required for all parties in dealings on property. So, this will include: caveators and other interest…

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The ACCC Initiates its First Case for Breach of Unfair Contract Terms

By Daniel Van Leuverden / November 22, 2017 /

By Caroline James In November 2016, the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) was amended to extend the prohibitions against ‘unfair contract terms’ to small businesses. We have written a number of articles on this topic which can be found here. In September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) initiated its first case…

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Slow Paying Debtors: A tail from the horse’s mouth

By Lewis Holdway / September 4, 2017 /

Read about how one veterinary clinic got their debtors under control with the help of Kearley Lewis.

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