TurkAlerts

01/03/12 TURKALERT: Don't jump the gun
Yesterday's High Court decision in Waller v Hargraves Secured Investments Limited provides a warning to lenders to take particular care when seeking to enforce mortgages. Author: Lisa Morrissey Practice Areas: Commercial Disputes & Transactions
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12/01/12 TURKALERT: 2012 Land tax rates
The NSW Government has released new land tax rates. For the 2012 year, land tax is payable on the
total value of all land in New South Wales owned as at midnight on 31 December 2011. Practice Areas: Commercial Disputes & Transactions
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19/12/11 TURKALERT: Timing of GST refunds
A recent decision of the Federal Court considers the important question: how long can the Commissioner delay making a GST refund to a taxpayer? Author: Paul Anderson Practice Areas: Commercial Disputes & Transactions / Banking
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14/12/11 TURKALERT: Hurly Burly at the Hoey Moey – Liability of Hoteliers for Patron’s Assault on Another Patron

On 8 November 2011 the Court of Appeal considered the liability of a hotel operator and licensee for injuries suffered by a hotel patron in an assault on a public street, in circumstances where there had been earlier altercations between the victim and assailant within the hotel premises.

Practice Areas: Insurance & Financial Services
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13/12/11 TURKALERT: FOS release approach to calculating loss in financial advice disputes

How damages should be measured in a financial advice complaint can be a contentious issue. The release by FOS on how they measure loss contains useful pointers on their approach to calculating compensation. Licensees when preparing submissions should take into account the methodology FOS has stated it adopts in calculating loss in a financial advice complaint.

Author: Darryl Pereira Practice Areas: Insurance & Financial Services
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29/11/11 TURKALERT: GST on damages in conversion
The recent Federal Court decision of Reglon Pty Limited v Commissioner of Taxation considers whether payment of a judgment in conversion can constitute a taxable supply for GST purposes. Author: Paul Anderson Practice Areas: Banking
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25/10/11 TURKALERT: New regulations for warranties against defects
From 1 January 2012, new rules apply to warranties against defects provided by suppliers of goods and services to a consumer. Author: Paul Anderson Practice Areas: Banking
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13/10/11 CLIENT UPDATE: TurksLegal promotes two new stars to partnership
TurksLegal is delighted to announce the promotions of Darryl Pereira and Michael Lamproglou to partnership. Practice Areas: Insurance & Financial Services / Employers Liability
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5/10/11 NEWSFLASH: Government releases draft legislation for FoFA and MySuper

The final tranche of the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) draft legislation, the Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011, was released last week on 28 September 2011.The Government also released the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Bill 2011.

Practice Areas: Insurance & Financial Services
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21/09/11 NEWSFLASH: Final details of the Government's Stronger Super reforms
The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten, has today (21 September 2011) released the final details of the Government's Stronger Super reforms in the Stronger Super Information Pack available at strongersuper.treasury.gov.au. In this article we examine the key reforms as they relate to APRA-regulated superannuation funds. Practice Areas: Insurance & Financial Services
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