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Grace Lawyers announces Special Counsel & new Partner

6 September 2019 - 2:36pm

Jessica Bates, Special Counsel & Sally Heimanis, Partner

Jessica Bates - Special Counsel

Strata developers, caretakers, owners, and avoiding the pitfalls

8 March 2019 - 11:39am

High Court bowls over NCAT (NSW) powers to make decisions

10 August 2018 - 12:03pm

The High Court of Australia has recently ruled that the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) did not have the power to resolve a dispute between residents of different States: Burns v Corbett; Burns v Gaynor [2018] HCA 15.  Australia’s Constitution re

A War of Words

23 February 2018 - 1:42pm

For many stakeholders in a strata community, the annual general meeting is their time to shine.  They submitted their motions long ago, they knocked on the doors of their friendly neighbours to ask for their support, and they have visualised how they will make their strong points when having thei

Bylaws - The complete package

12 September 2017 - 8:04am

Not sure what to do about this requirement to review your by-laws?
Do you have the Government schedule by-laws or the legislative model set of by-laws?

Short Term Letting - Supreme court stops it

28 July 2017 - 7:41am

Bylaws and Renovations under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 

What bylaws are still relevant?

Grace Lawyers in the media

16 May 2017 - 11:37am

After many years of community consultation and changes in government, the proposed reform of Queensland’s strata laws has not taken place.  This process began in 2014 but has not yet lead to any change in the legislation.  Victoria (2014) and New South Wales (2015) have all recently undergone sig

Construction defects high court appeal

16 February 2017 - 5:08pm

Upcoming High Court Hearing

Brookfield Australia Investments Limited (A.C.N. 008 687 063)(Brookfield) v The Owners – Strata Plan No 61288 Proceedings Number S66/2014 HC

High Court Decision - Builders Negligence. Owners Corporation loses all rights

15 February 2017 - 12:34pm

You may remember our previous industry update in the matter of The Owners – Strata Plan No 61288 v Brookfield Australia Investments Pty Ltd (2013) NSWCA 317 where the Court of Appeal found that the builder of a commercial apartment block owed a duty of care to the Owners Corporation to a

Where is strata and body corporate law going?

31 October 2016 - 12:05pm

This was originally published in September 2016 in the Australian Business Network (Volume 2, Issue 3) for their special focus on the strata industry. It may be viewed here


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