Review your agency agreements NOW

Amanda FarmerJuly 28th, 2016

With the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) set to commence on 30 November 2016, strata managers need to be paying attention to the terms of the agency agreements they (a) currently have with their buildings and (b) are issuing to new buildings they are tendering for. I have seen a number of agreements in […]

Legal professional privilege: disputes between owners corporations and lot owners

Bianca BarryJuly 28th, 2016

Broadly speaking, legal professional privilege can be claimed over confidential communications and documents made for the dominant purpose of: giving or receiving legal advice; or use in existing or anticipated litigation. In general, an owners corporation is entitled to claim legal professional privilege against a lot owner with whom the owners corporation is involved in […]

GOOGLE FOR THE WIN

Savina YangJuly 28th, 2016

Have you ever Googled something and clicked on the first generated search result only to realise it is an advertisement trap? In the world of Google, those advertisements are called “sponsored links” which are generated by a program called “AdWords”. “AdWords” uses search terms entered by you to trigger sponsored links, which are then displayed […]

Happy Trails to You, Until We Meet Again

Hallie WarnockJuly 28th, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that this Texan finishes her time at Lawyers Chambers. After three years I have decided to dedicate my last semester of university to exploring my dreams of going into criminal law and the bar. It is important to me to take the time to express how grateful I am […]

Your Legal Rights: Pokémon Go, Going, Gone

Caelan BruceJuly 28th, 2016

There’s no denying that Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Chances are you just put down your phone right after catching your fifteenth Zubat in a row. Most likely in your eagerness to begin playing you also didn’t read the Terms and Conditions you agreed to: a serious mistake most of us repeatedly […]