Author: Ingrid McKellar

Posted by Ingrid McKellar Employment Law

AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF ANNUALISED WAGES

Modern awards contain a number of employee entitlements and employers will frequently elect to pay their employees’ remuneration as an annual salary in order to streamline their payroll processes and to provide themselves with certainty about their annual remuneration expenses. However, earlier this year changes to several Fair Work awards were implemented that are challenging […]

Posted by Ingrid McKellar Conveyancing

THE FUTURE OF STAMP DUTY IN NSW – NSW PROPERTY TAX PROPOSAL

In this week’s state budget, the treasurer announced that the Government is looking at a possible reform of the system under which we pay transfer (or “stamp”) duty when buying real property in New South Wales. The current system was introduced in the mid-1800s and the reason for the proposed change is that it is […]

Posted by Ingrid McKellar General Property Law

STRATA SCHEMES AND SCHNAUZERS

A series of recent decisions in NSW courts and tribunals have drawn attention to a legal debarkle (mis-spelling intended) – if you are the owner-occupier of property in a residential strata plan, can the owners corporation ban you from keeping a pet at your property? The law is not as clear for such residents as […]

Posted by Ingrid McKellar General Property Law Wills and Estates

ADVERSE POSSESSION: WHEN DO “SQUATTER’S RIGHTS” APPLY?

Pauperis v Pauperis, a recent decision from the NSW Supreme Court has considered when a person is deemed to have taken adverse possession of a property, and, when there are competing interests, which person will have better title at law. In the context of a dispute between brothers over their late mother’s estate, the court […]

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