Will Monotti

Real life examples of problematic variation clauses

Real life examples of problematic variation clauses

In September 2016, an article written by Sladen Legal's Phil Broderick, Will Monotti and Ashleigh Eynaud was published in the Tax Institute’s Journal, Taxation in Australia.

This article addresses how trust deed variation clauses vary from trust to trust and gives examples of some of the problematic ones we’ve seen.

Sladen Snippet - Disclaimer of an interest in a trust – can this be tax effective?

Sladen Snippet - Disclaimer of an interest in a trust – can this be tax effective?

In the April 2016 Edition of the Taxation Institute’s journal ‘Taxation in Australia’, appeared an article entitled ‘Disclaimer of an interest in a trust – can this be tax effective?’ 

Grande – misleading and deceptive conduct case

Grande – misleading and deceptive conduct case

The Supreme Court of Western Australia recently found a director personally liable for misleading and deceptive conduct by reason of the director signing a Letter of Offer on behalf of the company, which contained certain representations. While the case dealt with provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1987 (WA), both the Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic) and the Australian Consumer Law have equivalent provisions.

Schools, negligence, and liability for psychiatric injury: the Doulis case

Schools, negligence, and liability for psychiatric injury: the Doulis case

On September 5 2014, the Victorian Supreme Court ordered the State of Victoria to pay damages in excess of $1.2 million to a former teacher at Werribee Secondary College, after he sued in negligence for the school’s failure to prevent what became a debilitating psychiatric injury.