[Spring 2010] It's a familiar refrain - lawyers asking that their clients let them see the agreement for the sale or purchase of their house or other land and buildings before the agreement is signed so they can advise on the transaction and the 'fine print'. Now though, sellers might be wise to get their lawyers involved… Read More.

[Winter 2010] Have you ever been in a situation where, out of the goodness of your heart, you have offered advice or a service to a friend or family member? Have you ever considered that under the law of agency you could be legally liable for any shortcomings in what you provide? Well neither did… Read More.

[Winter 2010] There are some occupations where a perk of the job is cheap or ‘free’ accommodation provided by the employer. This type of arrangement is common for farm workers and for employees who work in hard-to-staff areas. Service tenancies Where an employer provides an employee with accommodation during their employment the arrangement is referred… Read More.

[Winter 2010] It is an all too familiar scenario – you are a supplier; you have been supplying equipment, goods or materials to a customer on your usual credit terms for quite some time; in the past it has been a good relationship but recently they have become tardy with payments; you have had to… Read More.

[Winter 2011] ‘If I had my way, I would write the word ‘insure’ upon the door of every cottage and upon the blotting book of every public man, because I am convinced, for sacrifices so small, families and estates can be protected against catastrophes which would otherwise smash them up forever. It is the duty… Read More.

[Winter 2011] We live and work in an internet-based society. This is particularly true of the entertainment industry. There has been pressure for many years for governments to limit the downloading of music and movies but it is not only entertainment protection that is covered by the new Copyright (Infringing Files Sharing) Amendment Act (‘the… Read More.