Patrick Ayers writes blog on defective 3-day notices

 

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Arnstein & Lehr Tampa Partner Patrick Ayers authored a blog post on November 4 for Sterling Education.com titled, “Florida Legislature Assists Residential Landlords with Defective 3-Day Notices.” In this post, Mr. Ayers discusses a recent amendment to the Florida Residential Landlord-Tenant Act that may provide assistance to residential landlords with the statutory 3-day notice required before filing an action to evict.

To read the full blog post, please click here.

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New financial requirements for incidental providers of custodial and depository services

Operators of funds that provide incidental custodial and depository services (incidental providers) should be wary of the new financial requirements recently introduced by ASIC. The reforms may have capital and liquidity implications for incidental providers, particularly trustees of unregistered schemes.

In November last year, ASIC released Consultation Paper 194 which proposed reforms to the financial requirements on Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensees. Following the consultation process, a new section has been inserted into the Corporations Act 2001, implemented through Class Order     [CO 13/761]. These changes are outlined in an updated ASIC Regulatory Guide 166 (RG166). More…

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Strata Law Reform – A New Hope

Based on the media reports today strata law reform just got interesting.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the NSW government is working on drafting proposed amendments to the Strata Schemes legislation to allow the cancellation of strata schemes with a 75% vote, as opposed to the current unanimous requirement. More…

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A step in the right direction? Proposed changes to the World Anti-Doping Code

This week the eyes of the sporting world will be focused on Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport, where the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Foundations Board will approve the 2015 edition of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC).  This event will mark the culmination of an extensive 2 year consultation and review process, undertaken by WADA to strengthen the WADC.  More…

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Resource projects to take second place to agriculture under new regional plans

New regional plans for Central Queensland and Darling Downs have been approved by the Queensland Government to manage competition between agricultural, resource and urban development with priority being given to the protection of key agricultural land over resource projects and other forms of development. More…

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Significant Changes to Security of Payment Legislation Proposed in NSW

Following the Collins Inquiry into insolvency in the construction industry, the NSW parliament introduced a Bill to amend the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (NSW) (the Act).   The intent of the amendments is to provide even greater protection for sub contractors, promote cash flow and create greater transparency in the construction industry. More…

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Making a difference in remote Australia

A group of Gadens partners and staff have visited the remote Aboriginal community of Lilla in central Australia, to help ‘close the gap’ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. It is the second consecutive year that a Gadens team has travelled to the remote community.

One of the highlights of the inaugural trip in 2012 was working with the students of the Watarrka School to write a new school song in both English and the local language, Luritja, aimed at building pride in the students’ school and culture. The song centres on the ‘three great mobs’, represented by the students of Lilla, Wanmarra and Ulpanyali. This year – armed with guitars and a video camera – the Gadens team and school students combined to record a music video for the school song. The music video will be aired on VAMP TV, a multimedia project that allows remote and regional communities to connect with each other. More…

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Gadens in Melbourne appoints former KPMG partner to its Corporate Advisory and Tax Group

Gadens in Melbourne is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Poulos as a Partner in its Corporate Advisory & Tax Group. Peter joins Gadens from KPMG where he has been for 25 years, including as a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tax partner since 1996, and for a number of years was the Chair of KPMG’s Global M&A Tax Practice. More…

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Fladgate continues to be highly rated by Chambers UK 2014

Fladgate LLP has continued to be highly rated by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2014, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals.

Construction: Purchaser

What the team is known for: A wide practice particularly active in waste to energy projects, property development for retail, hotels and student accommodation, and construction-related health and safety issues.  More…

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Fladgate boosts construction and projects team with appointments

Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointments of Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Head of Construction, Alan Woolston and construction solicitor, Chris Farrell, in a boost to its construction and projects team.

Alan specialises in construction and engineering law, providing commercially focused advice across the construction project spectrum – from high value and high-profile construction projects to niche consultant and specialist sub-contractor appointments in both traditional construction projects and PFI/PPP construction contracts. He is recognised for his expertise in innovative projects and ranked as a leading lawyer in construction by the independent guides to the legal profession, with Chambers UK 2013 stating “clients appreciate his ‘sound practical advice’ and ‘good attention to detail’”.  More…

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