Category Archives: Business Law

  • Rates Ruling Update

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm under Business Law, Residential and Commercial Conveyancing category.

    Since writing and publishing the article Rates Ruling Could Have Major Effect, some important changes have taken effect. Readers may recall that the article dealt with the decision in Paton & Ors v Mackay Regional Council, where it was decided that classifying a property by whether the owner occupied the premises, or rented the premises […]

  • Rates Ruling Could Have Major Effect

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 9:26 am under Business Law, Residential and Commercial Conveyancing category.

    A recent ruling by the Supreme Court could impact up to 20 regional council budgets, and impact $300 million in rates across Queensland. The case in point, Paton & Ors v Mackay Regional Council, concerned the issue of limits on a Council’s ability to charge different general rates for non-owner occupied homes. The applicants in […]

  • Faking Testimonials

    Posted on February 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm under Business Law category.

    Faking Testimonials and Places of Origin. In a recent Federal Court case, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission brought action against Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing Australia Pty Ltd (WEMA), P & N Pty Ltd and P & N NSW Pty Ltd. These companies distribute solar panels to consumers in Australia. The companies advertised their Australian […]

  • ACCC v TPG

    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 10:39 am under Business Law category.

    When the Fine Print Isn’t Fine At All In a recent High Court case, the Court was asked to determine whether fine print in an advertisement was enough to prevent an advertisement from being misleading to consumers. For more than a year TPG ran an advertising campaign that offered ADSL2+ for the cost of $29.99 […]

  • Sellers Beware

    Posted on February 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm under Business Law category.

    There has been a recent District Court case in the District Court at Maroochydore where the buyer of a property brought a claim against the seller for damages for personal injury suffered by the buyer after an inspection of the property. The property was a rural property on which the seller operated a mobile saw […]