New Strata Laws in NSW and the NCAT

Simon McMahon, 11 March 2016 In late 2015 NSW Parliament assented 2 new Acts which have large effects on strata laws in NSW, the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (“SSDA”) & the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (“SSMA”). These 2 Acts will replace the currently operating Strata Schemes Management Act 1996…

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Mediation: Tips and Traps

Simon Harben SC, 19 February 2016 Mediation is a process in which parties to a dispute with the assistance of a neutral third party (the mediator) identify disputed issues, develop options, consider alternatives and endeavour to reach an agreement. The mediator has no advisory or a determinative role in regards…

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