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The Latest Conveyancing, Wills & Probate and Business Law news from Szabo & Associates

Repudiation of a Commercial Lease

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Repudiation of a lease means a breach so serious that a party is entitled to treat the agreement as terminated.  The Victorian Supreme Court has recently commented on the principle of repudiation in a case concerning a dispute over a poorly performing air conditioning unit in a fitness centre (Red Pepper Property Group Pty Ltd v S 3 South Melb Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 41).

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Environmental Harm: NSW Cotton Farmer Fined $300,000

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The family-run company Swansbel (Pastoral) Pty Ltd has recently (May 2019) been fined by the NSW Land and Environment Court for clearing 300 hectares of native vegetation in 2013 near Narrabri, NSW, and planting cotton in its place: Office of Environment & Heritage v Swansbel (Pastoral) Pty Ltd (2019) NSWLEC 69. It was also noted that one of the family directors, who lives on the property, knew the company needed approval if it was going to remove the vegetation but deliberately did not do so.

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Grandparents’ Rights and the Family Law Act

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Grandparents can have a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren in all sorts of ways. If the relationship between the parents has become strained, this can have a consequential impact on the relationship between grandparent and grandchild. The grandparents may even be prevented from seeing their grandchildren.

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Can I Change My Child’s Surname?

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We recently posted a blog concerning myths about divorce (8 Myths About Your Divorce), one of which referred to changing a spouse's name back to their maiden name after divorce. In a similar vein, after separation, many parents want to know about applying to change their child's surname. The parent may have already reverted to their maiden name or considering remarriage.

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Protecting Assets by an Injunction in Family Law Proceedings: Meeks v Meeks & Anor (2019) FCCA 638

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Background

In property proceedings, it can sometimes be the case that one party will seek to dispose of assets, or otherwise arrange their financial affairs, to prevent the other party from receiving a share of an asset, or all of the assets, of the relationship.

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