Legal review of building contracts

For most people, entering into a contract with a builder for a new home or a renovation is the second largest investment they will make, after buying their home or land.  This is a significant legal transaction with potentially horrendous consequences for the home owner if a proper legal review of the building contract is... Read more » Read more...

Domestic Building Disputes Resolution Victoria

Domestic Building Disputes Resolution Victoria is a new dispute resolution body which commenced activities on 26 April 2017, providing free dispute resolution services for home owners and builders. If you have a “domestic building work dispute”, then it is mandatory to apply to Domestic Building Disputes Resolution Victoria before issuing legal proceedings at VCAT. A... Read more » Read more...

Cashing Out Annual Leave

By a decision handed down on 3 August 2016, the Fair Work Commission has given millions of employees nation-wide the option of cashing out their annual leave rather than being required to take time out from work for holidays. Whilst already possible for employees subject to enterprise agreements and employees who have been award/agreement free under the... Read more » Read more...