Handy hints for GST

24 January, 2020

Some of the enquiries on our GST hotline in the last few months required some basic GST knowledge and logical thinking to answer. Here are some handy hints to help you navigate your next GST question. The starting point for all GST questions should be: is the vendor registered for GST or required to be […]

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Success often comes at a price

4 December, 2019

Some of the firms we have visited as part of our Risk Assistance Program have been around for 20 to 30 years. They often have a sole principal and have grown over the years to have five to eight lawyers and multiple support and administrative staff. The principal works long hours and spends a large […]

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Common GST question – new residential property and no GST registration

21 November, 2019

Here is a deceptively simple GST question with a few twists. Q: Our client built a new house to replace an old house on a block of land two years ago and since then has been occupying the property. The client, a sole owner, now intends to sell the property and is not registered for […]

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Determining the right diagram location document

15 November, 2019

What constitutes a diagram location for the purposes of section 32I of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic)? The section relevantly provides that a vendor must attach to the section 32 statement: ‘… the document, or part of the document, referred to as the diagram location in the Register Search Statement that identifies the […]

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System lock out – another firm falls victim

6 November, 2019

What’s your plan if you suddenly find you can’t access your information on your computer? Following on from our last blog about a recent law firm cyber-attack, we bring you a different story this week. On a recent Monday afternoon, a small firm suffered an attack on their local server which hosted their practice management […]

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