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Going Guarantor? Know what you are signing up for

The concept of guaranteeing a debt is simple enough, however the legal and financial consequences of going guarantor are significant. Financial institutions and lenders require their clients to obtain independent legal advice prior to processing a guarantor application. The legal advice provided by the lawyer should be comprehensive, advice in this context is not merely …

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Settlement Offers and Costs Ramifications

The general rule with respect to legal costs is that costs follow the event, unless the court determines that some other order should be made. In other words, if you win a legal case, you are entitled to recover your legal costs from the losing opponent, unless the Court says otherwise. A scenario where the …

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Briefing an expert? Make sure your expert complies with the requirements of an expert witness

The Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) provides that evidence of an opinion is inadmissible (s.76(1)) except where the witness providing the opinion has specialised knowledge based on his or her training, study, or experience and the opinion provided is wholly or substantially based on that knowledge (s.79). In other words, opinion evidence is admissible if a …

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An introduction to new the obligations under the Design and Building Practitioners Regulations 2021 (NSW)

The NSW Government has introduced a new suite of obligations on design and building practitioners. The new obligations are aimed at restoring consumer confidence and ensuring construction is compliant with building standards. The new obligations are governed by the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (Act) and the Design and Building Practitioners Regulations 2021 …

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