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Hicksons Central: streamlining off-the-plan sales for developers

In an increasingly competitive property market, developers require streamlined processes to enable them to secure sales as quickly as possible. The process of converting a sale into an exchanged contract requires a swift and seamless approach – however developers are often let down by slow turnaround times and unreliable processes.

Company fails to avoid liquidation by appointing last minute administrators

During 2020, the Commonwealth Government introduced restrictions on the issuing of creditor’s statutory demands for payment of debt to debtor companies, increasing the threshold for debts from $2,000 to $20,000 and the time for compliance from 21 days to 6 months.
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Hicksons Appoints New Property Partner

Highly regarded in her field, Rebecca joins the Property, Planning and Construction team and will be integral in shaping and positioning our property practice, whilst continuing to provide sustainable value for our clients in meeting their strategic objectives. She brings with her a wealth of experience across technology and innovation, which will drive efficiencies through automation and precedent management.
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Hicksons Lawyers recognised in 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia

Hicksons is delighted to announce 14 of our lawyers have been acknowledged in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia.
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Hicksons appoints new workers insurance partner to support growth

Hicksons, appointment of highly regarded insurance Partner, Naomi Tancred strengthens our firm’s Workers Insurance Team, and positions us for growth into new markets.  

Unit entitlements – you’re not so entitled!

Unit entitlements are the allocated share of the rights and responsibilities of a strata scheme. They impact an owner’s contributions to the expenses of the strata scheme, rights over common property and voting rights.

Unfair Contract Terms

From 12 November 2016, the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 will extend existing protection from unfair terms under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the Australian Securities Investment Commission Act 2001 to small businesses that enter into (or renew, or vary) small business contracts that are standard form contracts.

Any Interest in Determining Costs Orders?

In Averkin v Insurance Australia Limited (No 2) [2016] NSWCA 150, the NSW Court of Appeal determined costs issues arising from an insured’s successful appeal against a District Court decision which had found that an insured’s claim with respect to a $38,870 agreed value motor vehicle policy was fraudulent.

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