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It is becoming increasingly common to see the baby boomer generation providing financial assistance to their adult children. However, when the adult child’s relationship breaks down the characterisation of this ‘financial assistance’ often comes into question. Before advancing money or assets to your children, you should turn your mind to how the court in family law proceedings would view your advance and whether you can reasonably expect repayment (dollar for dollar or if at all),...
By Justine Clark
2 July 2020
Announcing our Promotions
Rob joined us in 2017 and immediately impressed us with his litigation skills and incredible work ethic. It’s no surprise then that a few years later, we are very pleased to promote Rob as a Principal in the growing litigation team. Rob is a fantastic litigator, great lawyer and a genuinely good guy. Justine recently joined the firm to head up our family law department and one week in to moving, COVID-19 started. For many...
9 Tips for Owners Corporation Committees in Victoria to Get Independent Legal Advice from Tisher Liner FC Law
Owners Corporation Committees are legally entitled to obtain expert advice about the Owners Corporation’s functions and powers – and it is often wise to obtain independent legal advice where Owners Corporation Committees is unclear about whether a particular decision or proposal is going to legally comply with the requirements of the Owners Corporations Act 2006. Sometimes, Committees will leave it up to their manager to source quotes from law firms to provide legal advice....
By Phillip Leaman
30 June 2020
Combustible Cladding – Partial Removal not accepted for Malvern Building
The Building Appeals Board has rejected a Malvern Owners Corporation’s application for a determination that partial removal of combustible cladding will comply with legal requirements, based on insufficient expert evidence An Owners Corporation for a mixed residential & retail building on Malvern Road, Malvern, that has almost one-quarter of its external surfaces clad with combustible expanded polystyrene cladding was issued with a building notice by the municipal building surveyor...
By Phillip Leaman
29 June 2020