NEW SMOKE ALARM REQUIREMENTS STARTING 1 JANUARY 2022
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NEW SMOKE ALARM REQUIREMENTS STARTING 1 JANUARY 2022

NEW SMOKE ALARM REQUIREMENTS STARTING 1 JANUARY 2022 The Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 came into effect in Queensland in 2017 to provide for the prevention of fires and other incidental emergencies; and to establish a framework for the management of compliant fire safety. If a property is not in compliance with current fire safety...

“BUT I WAS PROMISED” … WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS WITH GUARANTEES AND WARRANTIES?
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“BUT I WAS PROMISED” … WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS WITH GUARANTEES AND WARRANTIES?

A warranty is a voluntary promise made by a supplier of goods or services to an individual. This promise can be recognised as a right at law and enforceable by the individual (“consumer”) under the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) legislation. It is important to understand that consumers are automatically entitled to ‘guarantees’ under the ACL,...

September 20201 UPDATE – ACCESS TO THE QUEENSLAND STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS, HIGH COURT DURING COVID-19
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September 20201 UPDATE – ACCESS TO THE QUEENSLAND STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS, HIGH COURT DURING COVID-19

High Court of Australia Public counters are closed, and face-to-face services are permitted only in urgent circumstances following an initial assessment by telephone, according to the website of the attorney-general’s department. Further updates: https://www.hcourt.gov.au/ Federal Court The registries will only offer services online and via phone.Where possible, telephone and AVL are being utilised, and applications...

Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20 – CONTRACTING OUT OF STATUTORY LIMITATION PERIODS
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Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20 – CONTRACTING OUT OF STATUTORY LIMITATION PERIODS

The High Court has confirmed that in some circumstances parties may contract out of statutory limitation periods, which in this instance was the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld). This matter related to a mortgage, with the mortgagee filing proceedings in 2017, for unpaid amounts around 4 million that were due many years before on...

AFFINITY LAWYERS APPOINTMENTS REFLECTS PRACTICE STRENGTH AND INDUSTRY FOCUS
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AFFINITY LAWYERS APPOINTMENTS REFLECTS PRACTICE STRENGTH AND INDUSTRY FOCUS

Throughout 2021, Affinity Lawyers has bolstered their property and commercial law team with the addition of Associate Solicitors Brittney Ann Battelley and Jessica Collins.   In conjunction with these appointments, Lisa fox was added as an Associate Solicitor to the litigation and family law division to round out the expansion.  Additionally, Naomi Janega an existing...

Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce – President
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Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce – President

We are pleased to announce that the managing director of Affinity Lawyers, Angus Gordon, has taken up the position of President of the Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce https://gcncc.org.au/. Mr Gordon states that “in one of the most uncertain times for the Gold Coast local community, it was a pleasure to be able to...

Foreign Acquirers Purchasing Residential Property in Queensland
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Foreign Acquirers Purchasing Residential Property in Queensland

Who is a foreign acquirer? If you are looking to purchase a residential property in Queensland, you should consider you fall are considered a ‘foreign acquirer’. The description of a ‘foreign acquirer’ includes a person who does not ordinarily reside in Australia, does not hold the relevant permanent Visa or who is not an Australian...