Latest News

Posted by Alice Willis General

Celeste Barber’s bush fire fundraiser demonstrates the complexities of Trusts Law

On Monday 25 May 2020, the Supreme Court of NSW upheld the long established principles of trust law which govern the use and distribution of trust money. In the high profile case relating to Celeste Barber’s bush fire appeal, the comedian established a Facebook fundraiser and nominated the Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service Brigade […]

Posted by Alice Willis General

Tips for Retirement Village Contracts

Retirement villages are mainly occupied by retired people aged over 55. The village usually consist of a residential complex which can also include other facilities depending on the level of care provided. Moving into a retirement village doesn’t have to be a difficult decision however there are certain rights and obligations surrounding retirement village contracts […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Business Law

Legal Update: Changes to the Corporations Act 2001 assist businesses during COVID-19

On Wednesday 6 May 2020, the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020 (Cth) (the Determination) came into effect, modifying the operation of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) in response to COVID-19. The Determination will be repealed in 6 months but in the meantime, it will allow company officers to validly execute […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford General

Dividing fences: Who is responsible?

A dividing fence is a fence borders neighbouring properties along the common boundary, though it can sometimes lie on one property more than the other. In the ordinary course, each property owner will jointly own the dividing fence and be responsible for any modifications, repairs or alterations. There are some exceptions to this rule however. […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

Recording partners in family law disputes

In most cases, it is an offence to secretly record a conversation with another person without their permission. However, as the development of technology nearly guarantees an audio or video recording device will be on most individuals at any given time (i.e. smartphones), there are frequent cases where a party has secretly documented interactions with […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

Why is Home Warranty Insurance so important?

Home Warranty Insurance (HWI) is a statutory scheme to indemnify homeowners for loss or damage caused while undertaking residential building works in NSW. The Home Building Act 1989 provides statutory warranties against breaches contained in Part 2C of the Act and will hold builders and developers liable to front the costs for rectifying defective works. […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Business Law General

Know your rights: Unfair dismissal

If an employee has been unfairly dismissed from their regular employment, they may be eligible to make a claim with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) or Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) for unfair dismissal. An unfair dismissal claim may assist the employee to receive compensation or reinstatement of their employment. The relevant commission will consider whether […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

Does infidelity affect property settlements at the end of a relationship?

It can sometimes be a testing time for couples who are experiencing separation or divorce. Unfortunately, when the relationship ends due to infidelity it can be additionally complicated and emotionally driven. Clients may be concerned that they will be disadvantaged in the property settlement if they have been unfaithful, or conversely clients may be seeking […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Business Law General

Key steps to take when recovering debt

If an individual or business owes you money and they are refusing to pay, there are several options available for you to try and recover the debt. This is a common occurrence and may be an unfortunate consequence if you have lent money to a family member or friend, sold goods on credit, or are […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

What is an Independent Children’s Lawyer?

An Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) is someone who represents and promotes a child’s best interests throughout family law proceedings. An ICL is truly independent of the Court and enables a child to be involved in decision-making about parenting arrangements without influence from the parties. An ICL will consider the views of the child in conjunction […]


Cheney Suthers Lawyers website does not provide legal advice. All information on this website is of a general nature only and is not intended to be relied upon as, nor to be a substitute for, specific legal professional advice.   Cheney Suthers Lawyers accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage caused to any person acting on or refraining from action as a result of any information contained on this website. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. All material on this website is subject to copyright.

Website: IBWS