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24 September 2018

We are delighted to announce that Paul Evans has been listed in the 2018 Doyles Guide as one of the top 3 preeminent lawyers in the area of leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers in NSW and Richard d'Apice, Special Counsel is listed as a recommended lawyer in the same category.

Publication
13 September 2018

Trustees don’t have the benefit of codified duties, exhaustive guidelines or regulatory oversight (aside from in the superannuation sphere). Here are our suggestions for making your time as a Trustee a success.

News
11 September 2018

With effect from 1 October 2018, associations incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) which are registered charities will no longer have to submit annual financial reports to NSW Fair Trading as well as the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

Publication
30 August 2018

Commercial lawyers, and their clients, are familiar with ipso facto clauses. The power of an ipso facto clause is that even though there has been no breach of the contract, the mere happening of an event (over which the parties may have no control and which may be irrelevant to the parties’ ability to otherwise perform their obligations) allows one party to terminate the contract. For this reason, ipso facto clauses have attracted controversy. There is potential for them to have a chilling effect on entrepreneurship and business more generally. From 1 July 2018, the Corporations Act 2001 was amended to, among other things, manage this risk.

 

News
by Bill d'Apice and Belinda Marsh
11 September 2018

With effect from 1 October 2018, associations incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) which are registered charities will no longer have to submit annual financial reports to NSW Fair Trading as well as the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

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by Bill d'Apice
16 August 2018

The ACNC legislation passed in 2012 allowed for the creation of minimum external conduct standards that are required to be met by registered charities.

To date, this issue seems to have been in the government's too hard tray but Treasury has now issued draft external conduct standards and is seeking submissions on them.

Interested parties can submit responses up until 21 September 2018.  In addition, Treasury is proposing to hold meetings with interested parties and should you wish to be involved you can express your interest via email by 17 August 2018.

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