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Was Exercising an Option to Renew a Commercial Lease by Email Valid?

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In the recent case of Kegran Pty Ltd v Warrik Pty Ltd (2018) NSWSC 1357, the Supreme Court had to determine whether there had been a valid exercise of an option to renew a commercial lease even though the method used did not appear to meet the conditions set out in the contract. The lessor had challenged the exercise of an option on the basis that the notice had not been properly served.

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Pet-Nups Are “on the up”

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As recently discussed, disputes over the family pet in a separation appear to be becoming more frequent. Even in the most amicable of divorces, some things cannot be split down the middle!  Can the uncertainty be prevented?

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Parenting Orders: Do “Supervised Time” or “Time in the Presence of” Have a Different Meaning for Child Contact?

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In parenting matters, supervised time with a parent is a common order made by the Family Court where it is considered there is a risk of harm and a need to protect a child. The recent case of Elias & Elias (2019) FamCAFC 53 required the Full Family Court, on appeal, to consider the issue of supervised contact and the grounds for it.

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“Who’s the Daddy?” Sperm Donor’s Parental Dispute Reaches the High Court

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Background

On April 17th The Australian (“Custody case tests who is parent”) reported on a landmark case that has the potential to change the legal status of parenthood in Australia. The case involves a sperm donor who is attempting to prevent a lesbian couple from relocating to New Zealand with his daughter.

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7 TIPS FOR AVOIDING COURT AFTER SEPARATION

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The process of separation is difficult. It is often a time when emotions and conflict are at their highest.

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