Updates to the unfair contract terms regime: the impact on your standard form lease

Significant changes to the unfair contract terms regime under the Australian Consumer Law were introduced by the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Cth) and took effect on 9 November 2023. These amendments require parties to consider whether their form of lease is compliant with the new requirements. Below, we provide a brief […]

Hamilton Locke Advises Eureka Group Holdings on its Acquisition of Seniors’ Rental Villages in Western Australia and Fund Establishment

Hamilton Locke is proud to have advised Eureka Group Holdings (Eureka) on the successful acquisition of a portfolio of six seniors’ rental villages located in Western Australia (through the newly established Eureka-managed wholesale property fund, known as the Eureka Villages WA Fund). Eureka, known for its leadership in affordable seniors’ rental accommodation, has expanded its […]

Daniel McLean

Daniel is a property lawyer advising on all aspects of property law and projects with multi-jurisdictional experience. Daniel is an expert at property due diligence and title review, development agreements, land acquisitions, options to lease, project and development leases, and retail and commercial leases. In his project and development work, he regularly advises on subdivisions, […]

Taste of Australia– November 2023

Taste of Australia is specifically designed for foreign investors and their advisers, and provides a high-level look at the current issues facing deal makers in Australia. In this edition, we discuss: M&A and Capital Markets Update ASIC focuses on ‘greenwashing’ Merger control update Foreign investment Real Estate Construction Cyber Security and Privacy Artificial Intelligence Battery […]

The AFR Features Hamilton Locke’s Recent Wave of Partner Arrivals

The Australian Financial Review (AFR) covers the arrival of five new partners joining our Melbourne and Brisbane offices. The AFR noted our recent wave of partners with a total of 14 new partners in 2023 and a significant increase in employee headcount. The article makes special mention of the arrival of Finance partner, Andrew Vincent, […]

Navigating change – the new Incorporated Societies Act is now in force

  The Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (“new Act”) and the Incorporated Societies Regulations 2023 came into force on 5 October 2023.  These replace the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (“1908 Act”), although a transitional period prolongs the existing regime until 5 April 2026.  The new Act introduces a raft of changes that aim to modernise the […]

Andrew Vincent

Andrew is known for his straightforward problem-solving approach to his work. As a finance lawyer, he is easily able to communicate complex ideas in a clear manner to his clients and colleagues. His enthusiastic and commercial approach to his work is highly valued by clients and enables him to work optimally in highly pressured situations. […]

Michael Tooma

Michael has a strong belief in the power of collaboration to address complex legal challenges. His approach, whether with his team, in partnership with clients, or among colleagues, reflects his commitment to fostering a culture of shared knowledge, empathy and excellence. Michael is Australia’s leading health and safety lawyer with specialist expertise in regulatory investigations […]

Amelia Prokuda

Amelia is renowned for her client-centric approach, which goes beyond delivering legal solutions to understanding the unique needs and objectives of each individual and business she serves. She has a proven track record of building strong, lasting relationships with clients by actively listening, empathising and tailoring her legal counsel to align seamlessly with their goals. […]