Emojis in Contract Law: Proceed with Caution!

In a recent groundbreaking ruling, a Canadian Superior Court has introduced a modern twist to contract law by confirming that a simple thumbs-up emoji (👍) can indeed constitute a valid acceptance of contractual terms. Read more about it here.

Can You Evict a Housemate?

Living with housemates can be a rewarding experience, but what happens when tensions rise and conflicts become unmanageable? Read more about it here.

Why Lawyers Won’t Be Replaced by Robots

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way we work and live, and the legal industry is no exception. With the increasing availability of AI-powered legal tools, one may wonder whether the need for human lawyers is becoming obsolete. However, despite the significant advancements in AI, there are still certain situations where the expertise and experience of a human lawyer are irreplaceable.

Recent Changes to Duty Laws in NSW

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The New South Wales government has just passed the State Revenue and Fines Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Act 2022 (NSW) ‘the Amending Act’, which introduces a number of changes to the state’s taxation system and amends several legislations including Duties Act 1977 (NSW) ‘the Duties Act’.

Procedures of a retail lease in NSW

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If you are a business owner, it is likely that at some point, you need to enter into a lease to run your business. If your lease is considered a “retail lease” within the definition of Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW), the Act applies.

Rent Relief for Tenants of Retail and Commercial Leases

NSW government has amended Retail Leases Act (NSW) 1994 and Conveyancing (General) Regulation (NSW) 2018 to provide rent relief for retail and commercial tenants who have suffered financially due to the current lockdown.