Greg's Blog

A Road is still a Road When it is to become a Park

The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision in Roads and Maritime Services v Desane Properties Pty Limited [2018] NSW CA 196. Readers of my blog News will be aware of an earlier post media reports relating to the decision earlier in 2018 in which the NSW Supreme...

Elder Care – Guardianship Change Proposals

The NSW Law Reform Commission has recently issued its much awaited report on “Guardianship” in “easy read” and ordinary form. Links to the ordinary and easy read versions are:-...

Insurance Disclosure Obligations -v- Medical Privacy

It has long been the case that when one seeks insurance one has a duty under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 to disclose to the insurer all relevant information for the insurer to used to determine whether to accept the risk of the particular policy and to set an...

STARTING A BUSINESS – SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER

Time to refine a post I did on things to consider in setting up a new business in 2015 So, I created this list of issues to think about, which I update every now and then. Not necessarily apt for all situations, but a good base which a few people have now used to...

Use of Robots in drafting Wills (and other documents)

The issue of Use of Robots in drafting Wills, to me, is one which involving a number of different facets. Whilst it is definitely a coming methodology, presently there are, for me, many questions to be resolved. In a sense the query whether robot Wills (or any other...

No Referendum – Section 44 Australian Constitution

Australians (and their Commonwealth politicians and relevant political parties) have just had what might be described as something of a rout of politicians falling foul of section 44 of the Australian Constitution. Of 226 Commonwealth MPs [including the Senate and...

Drop Dead / Ipso Facto Termination Provisions to End

You may have read that insolvency law reforms were passed in 2017 and the effect (and commencement of specific regulations) were implemented over two stages last year (1 March and 1 September 2017). They may be relevant to contracts entered into, whether as supplier...