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Changes to WA Liquor Law Under Way

On Tuesday, 18 August 2015 the Bill to amend provisions of the Liquor Control Act 1988 was introduced into Parliament.

The Bill is the first stage of implementing changes to the liquor legislation that were recommended by the Liquor Review Committee and accepted by Government.                                       18/08/15

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Cheers to the 2015 Rugby World Cup

In September 2015 England will be hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup.  Whilst the matches will be televised live, due to the time difference in Western Australia, many of these will be broadcast late at night or early in the morning.

Licensees of liquor licensed premises who want to telecast the games at their venue outside of normal permitted trading times must make an application for an extended trading permit or a one-off variation to their licence to the Liquor Licensing Authority of Western Australia.          05/08/15

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Lessons from the Subiaco Hotel

Recently the licensee of the landmark Subiaco Hotel was fined $1,000 and banned from playing music in a new roof top deck bar as it was found to have been built without approval of the Liquor Licensing Authority.                                                                                                   26/05/15

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New Additions

Cullen Macleod is pleased to announce that Anton Conti, principal, and Ronette Druskovich, senior associate, have joined us to create a new property, commercial and settlements capability. Both Anton and Ronette bring a wealth of experience and will be supported by a team of senior and junior legal staff and administrators.

We are excited to now be able to offer our clients a greater range of property and commercial services with the assurance of an experienced and pragmatic team.

We wish you a productive and prosperous 2015.                                                             30/01/15


Proposed Changes to the Liquor Control Act (WA)

Yesterday, 28 January 2015, Mark McGowan, Leader of the Opposition, announced Labour’s latest proposals to change the Liquor Control Act (WA).                                                            29/01/15

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Liquidator of a Landlord Company Can Disclaim Leases

In Willmott Growers Group Inc v Willmott Forests Limited the High Court has recently held that liquidators of a landlord company can disclaim a lease granted by the company.

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Case Note: Directors Duties - ASIC v Healey & Ors [2011] FCA 717

Handy Case Note on an important case concerning the scope of a director’s duty to exercise reasonable care and skill in understanding the financial reports of a company.

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Case Note: 'Subject to Finance' Clause in REIWA Contract

Caution should be used when using the standard REIWA 'Subject to Finance' clause.  Find out why.

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