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Recovery of Land Tax under Commercial Leases

Background The original Supreme Court decision in Wyuna Court Pty Ltd v Vikpro Pty Ltd [2015] QSC 216 opened the doors for landlords to recover land tax from tenants that had been imposed on, or after, 30 June 2010, in c...

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Defending against the indefensible

You’d imagine that a law firm with as strong an IP pedigree as Redchip would have no problems defending itself from people preying on the success of our business. Sadly, even we aren’t immune to rip offs and poaching...

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Redbubble in trouble – breach of Hells Angels IP

The infamous Hells Angels motorcycle club has followed a more conventional form of protecting itself than one may have expected – filing a claim against online art marketplace Redbubble ( for infringing its registered ...

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Non-fixed trusts

Most advisers are aware of the benefits of making a Family Trust Election (FTE) for carrying forward revenue losses, however less commonly considered are the advantages of making an FTE for franking credit trading measur...

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A hint for anyone with companies or trusts

A key piece of information you can pass onto those clients whose wealth is tied up in structures – most likely a large proportion of your client base – is that having a Will simply doesn’t cut it for transferring t...

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Upholding the sole purpose of an SMSF

It is likely that you have heard about the ATO’s recent Interpretive Decision determining that having a life insurance policy inside an SMSF, where the policy is a consequence of a buy sell arrangement, may be in breac...

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Worth the paper it’s written on

When recommending a partnership structure for your clients, you are likely to be asked whether a written partnership agreement is necessary. Given that most advisers are aware that a written agreement is not required to...

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Beware your choice of appointor

Trusts are useful tools in structuring your clients’ affairs; however care needs to be taken that each trust is set up appropriately, considering the long term benefit for your client. The recent case of Verhelst v ...

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Are your clients’ franking credits at risk?

On 14 December 2013, the Government announced that it would not proceed with long-proposed amendments to relax the application of the “45 day holding rule” for beneficiaries of testamentary trusts. Therefore, a FTE w...

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1 hint and 3 truths about superannuation

A lot of our enquiries for fact sheets or seminars are based around superannuation. It’s a tricky area for both advisers and clients to wrap their heads around the many rules, risks and opportunities. I’ve outline...

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