Find out more about how to draft strata by-laws to help avoid disputes.
Civic Legal’s response to the State Government’s return to pre-lockdown life for the Perth and Peel regions.
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This article looks at some of the reasons why disputes arise and how two key changes in the Act should make it easier to resolve them.
This article guides local governments on recent planning exemptions
This article looks at why you might apply to the SAT to resolve a dispute, who pays for the costs of SAT proceedings and whether the SAT awards costs orders
Let’s take a look at some of the key findings in the OAG report into verifying employee identity and credentials
Let’s look at some reasons why an administrator might be appointed to resolve a strata dispute
Leasehold strata schemes will provide an alternative type of land ownership in Western Australia
Let’s take a look at some of the key findings in the OAG report into procurement
Local government councillors need to be aware of key changes under the new gifts disclosure regime
The SAT works to a variety of time limits, depending on the type of disputes before it.
This article looks at the rights of appeal of a party who is dissatisfied with a decision of the SAT in a strata dispute.
Strata Managers and Strata Council members can expect new responsibilities when the amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) become law.
The new gifts disclosure regime in the Act is directed to local government CEOs for the first time. Here are some of the key changes to consider.
Let’s take a look at some of the key findings in the OAG report into records management
Owners of strata-titled properties can expect changes to strata management when the amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) become law.
This article looks at some of the implications the issue of combustible cladding has for local governments.
In December 2018, WALGA published its Local Government Standard Development Conditions Guideline, which Civic Legal assisted with.
The resolution of strata disputes is one of the key areas for reform in the amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA). This article will look at how these changes will affect the resolution of strata disputes.
The amendments proposed to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) introduce new disclosure obligations for sellers of strata titles.
Agenda items are the bridge between the administration and councillors so it is worth making them concise, complete and clear.
This article will look at two of the principal themes in the Banking Royal Commission Report, namely culture and governance, and identify at how to apply the lessons learnt to the local government sector.
This article addresses the best way to protect yourself when acting as a strata council member.
This article will set out some practical tips for responding to negative comments on social media.
This article looks at the question of whether a local government can engage a person acting as CEO as a contractor, free to charge their specified fee.
Civic Legal acted in this high-profile case which has important implications for asset management.
This article will help local governments understand how they can use liquidated damages clauses to support their governance objectives to ensure the project is delivered on time.
Civic Legal has been named a Finalist in the LawyersWeekly Australian Law Awards 2018 – Boutique Law Firm of the Year
This article will help local governments understand the new auditing regime following amendments to the Local Government Act in 2017.
This article for local government officers covers the potential risks of cryptocurrency mining, and what they can do about it.
This article for local government officers covers how to review local laws, and what to consider in the review.
A legal FAQ for people considering becoming Airbnb hosts in Western Australia (WA). What should hosts consider before renting out their property on Airbnb?
This guide for government, contractors and subcontractors is an overview of the law on indemnity clauses in construction contracts, with example clauses.
How can local governments communicate better with the community on planning and development issues? We outline some strategies in this article.
Civic Legal has been named a National Finalist in the category Best Law Firm, Business Clients, Australia, at the Professional Services Awards 2017.
Can a local government grant retrospective approvals and permits for developments? We outline your local government’s legal position.
Guide for the law on drones for local government. What are the legal risk of drones? Potential uses or benefits of drones, and the law.
A summary of the law of defamation for local government officers and councillors, including strategies to reduce your risk of being sued for defamation.
Do WA local governments fall within the jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission in the sphere of industrial relations?
How has the role of Chief Executive Officer evolved within local governments?
What are the key lessons from the SAT’s finding on Lisa Scaffidi and the City of Perth. Legal analysis of the findings for Ms Scaffidi.