Publications

Here you can find the latest articles, updates and publications by Shand Taylor Lawyers covering recent decisions, changes in legislation and other key issues in the legal and business fields.

Help! I have to “Show Cause” why my employment will not be terminated

09 August 2017

Have you been advised that you are underperforming at work? Are you involved in a workplace investigation or complaint?  These are just a couple of examples which...

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Help! I am “unfairly” being sued by a former employee

07 June 2017

It is not always the “big bad” employer that has the done the wrong thing – sometimes, employees who have had their employment terminated can sue their former employer for...

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Why your ‘security’ may not be as secure as you think

29 May 2017

If you supply or hire goods to customers or include credit terms in your customer agreements then the Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR) is an important tool that you...

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Federal Budget 2017 – Impact for Property Developers

19 May 2017

In the 2017 Federal Budget, there has been a strong focus on the foreign ownership of property in Australia and there are a number of key changes developers selling overseas should...

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The Good Son: Sibling Rivalry and Estate Claims

11 May 2017

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW has made headlines undoubtedly because it involved a legal fight between twin brothers in connection with the share of their mother’s estate...

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Get Your Lease Default Notice Right or Give the Tenant a Free Kick!

02 May 2017

The Supreme Court of Queensland has recently found that a defect in a breach notice issued by a landlord to a tenant invalidated the landlord’s subsequent termination of the lease, even though...

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Family lending gone wrong: Is it a gift or a loan?

28 March 2017

A recent case highlights the importance of documenting and formalising loans even those made to family members...

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Shand Taylor Lawyers completes historic PEXA E-Conveyance

20 March 2017

About 18 months ago Shand Taylor Lawyers sat down to discuss the potential of E-Conveyancing with Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA).  Last Friday, 17 March 2017...

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Changes to Retail Shop Leases Act Commence on 25 November 2016

21 November 2016

Landlords, tenants and managing agents need to be aware of important changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) (Act) which take effect from...

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Draft SEQ Regional Plan Released

03 November 2016

The State Government has just released the draft new Regional Plan for South East Queensland.  The draft plan is currently open for consultation and is set to be released in final form (and replace the current South East Queensland Regional Plan) in mid-2017. 

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Stamp Duty Abolished on Intergenerational Business Property Transfers

16 June 2016

From 1 July 2016 rural and regional families are set to benefit under the Queensland State Government’s budgetary announcement that stamp duty...

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Shand Taylor Lawyers - Italian Wine Tasting

01 June 2016

Shand Taylor Lawyers recently held an intimate function exploring Italian Wines hosted in conjunction with Carolyna Bol and Alan Featherby of Italian Wine Importers...

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Shand Taylor Lawyers on the Move

01 July 2015

It’s now 17 years since Shand Taylor Lawyers commenced trading from some shared space at Waterfront Place in Eagle Street.  We’ve come  long way since those days and the time has come to say goodbye to our...

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