Kydon Segal Lawyers


Stamp Duty on Call Option Fees

On 19 May 2022, the State Revenue and Fines Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Act 2022 (NSW) (‘the Act’) received Royal Assent. The Act operates to broaden the current duty coverage in NSW, introducing significant changes to the Duties Act 1997 (NSW). One of these significant changes include the imposition of duty when granting put and/or call […]

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The Progress of Same-Sex Marriage in Australia

In light of the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi-Gras festivities currently underway, we wanted to shed light on the progress made regarding same-sex marriage in Australia since its legal inception on the 9th of December 2017. Same-sex marriage was legalised through the enactment of the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 (Cwlth), […]

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Technology Changes and its impact on Legal Practice

The Registrar General has declared that from 22 March 2021, twenty-nine dealings must be lodged electronically. These changes mean that NSW Land Registry Services will no longer be able to accept these certain dealings in paper at their Lodgement Office unless a Conveyancing Rules waiver applies. The list of exemptions can be found here: The […]

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Family Court of Australia Exists No Longer

The Family Court of Australia has recently collapsed after a Bill was passed merging the Family Court of Australia with the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The merger of the courts was met with great resistance from many family law experts including former judges, lawyers, family violence experts, lobbyists and legal bodies who believe that […]

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