Monthly Archives: July 2010

You Can’t Always Rely On Your Lawyer’s Signature

Posted on July 26, 2010 by | 5 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate   Several months after contracting to buy six beach resort units, as well as the resort’s management and letting rights, Fred Sutton had second thoughts about his company’s purchase. No matter that the seller company had already made some post-contract concessions:  a price reduction on the rights contract, and extensions of time for finance and the completion date of both contracts.  Each contract was conditional on the other,...

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Fairness From NSW Office of Fair Trading? It’s Problematic!

Posted on July 5, 2010 by | 7 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   After experiencing first hand the legal knowledge and reasoning of Mr. Robert Guthrie, Acting Manager, Licensing for the New South Wales Office of Fair Trading, I have written a comedy script for the ABC’s 7.30 Report. The script is based on a letter penned by Mr. Guthrie concerning the operations of Lawyers Real Estate. Lawyers Real Estate featured in...

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