Tag Archives: AusLaw

Time for a change

My sincere thanks to the team at Taylor Splatt & Partners for their support and friendship.  After 10 years, it’s time for a change. From 8 November 2017, I will be working with Marsh & Maher Richmond Bennison as a … Continue reading

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Changes to Melbourne Green Wedge Zones

The Victorian government has introduced changes to Melbourne’s Green Wedge Zones which surround the Mornington Peninsula. Some of the key changes to the Green Wedge Zone include: bringing agriculture, primary produce sales and a small rural store to an as … Continue reading

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Should pubs be allowed to trade on the footpath?

My last post concerned the views of Danish architect Jan Gehl on creating street level, active urban spaces for people. On the same theme, a recent article in the Melbourne Age highlights the conflict between the Grace Darling Hotel in … Continue reading

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Jan Gehl speaks in Melbourne about the future of Urban Property Design

Jan Gehl spoke recently in Melbourne about urban design and the increasing connections between physical form and human behaviour. Jan is the retired Professor of Urban Design, The School of Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, … Continue reading

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Who owns your emails? Are they property?

Oswal v Carson involves an application for an interlocutory injunction by the wife of the former managing director of a company in receivership to restrain the receivers having access to her emails hosted on the company’s server.  Mrs Oswal alleged … Continue reading

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Damages for breach of contract for sale of development property

Portbury Development Co Pty Ltd v Mackali considered the requirements of a notice of rescission of a contract of sale of a development property and an assessment of the Vendor’s damages. It is fundamental that damages for breach of contract … Continue reading

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Value of compulsory acquisition by VicRoads

The Supreme Court of Victoria case of McCann v Roads Corporation considered the valuation of land compulsory acquired by the Roads Corporation to build a bypass road near Geelong. The question was whether the land should be valued as agricultural … Continue reading

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Hobsons Bay Council evicts trespassers from boatsheds #AusLaw

Boat sheds around Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay are prime real estate.  Here’s an extract from a recent Victorian Supreme Court case.  On the northern bank of the Kororoit Creek in Altona is an area known as the Kororoit Creek Fishing Village. The … Continue reading

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Wanted business coach for lawyers #AusLaw

The Mornington Peninsula Lawyers’ Association meet every second month for dinner.  We have had a cancellation for Thursday 26 May.  We are looking for a speaker to talk us about business development for lawyers.  Know anyone who can help out?

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