Equitable Estoppel

We recently have received various enquiries where they have put money and work into a property, owned by a family member, where their contributions have not been protected by noting their interest on the Title of the property. Often, people do not formally protect...

Tree Dispute

Following on from our previous newsletter, one of the most common disagreements between neighbours are about trees. These disputes can happen in several ways, because branches might: 1. overhang your dividing fence; 2. fall into your property; or 3. block the sun so...

Retaining Walls

Following on from our last article about dividing fence disputes, we will now explain what you need to know about retaining walls, especially where they are on or near your dividing fence line. We informed you in our last article that a retaining wall is not...

Love Thy Neighbour

Wherever you live, you will likely have one or more neighbours. Hopefully everyone will get along, but often enough, disputes between neighbours arise. The most common disputes we see in our litigation and disputes team are regarding the following: 1. Dividing fences...

Unfair Dismissal vs Redundancy

This article covers: Unfair dismissal. What types of employees are protected from unfair dismissal. How it relates to the Fair Work Act and Fair Work Commission. The obligation on an employer in relation to redundancy. A case summary that articulates the difference...