We are pleased to share that our Doug Solomon has once again been recognised by Best Lawyers and, together with the firm Solomon Brothers, included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™ for Real Property Law, with a specific focus on Property Development. We are extremely proud of Doug, who is known for his passion and dedication towards supporting his clients on an international, national, governmental, and local level. The peer-reviewed accolade also stands as a testament to Doug’s continued recognition throughout the legal industry, and we are grateful to have him on our team.
Acknowledging small business, including the retail sector, have been hard-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to commercial tenancy laws in WA are providing some relief through what is defined as this “emergency period”. Solomon Brothers partner, Chris Williams, provides a summary of these legislative changes and their impact on both landlords and tenants.
While the usual caveats that apply to the impact of decisions refusing to grant summary judgment apply to NRW Contracting Pty Ltd v Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd  WASCA 2020, there are at least important take-aways from the decision. The fact that it is a Court of Appeal decision also makes it worthy of note.
On 13 August 2019, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its judgment in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Westpac Banking Corporation (Liability Trial)  FCA 1244 (“the Liability Trial”).
The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in Kilmaley Investments Pty Ltd v City of Wanneroo  WASCA 156 is an interesting development in case law relating to the assignability of a right to statutory compensation.