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The law is complex and ever changing. Small amendments to legislation can have serious impact throughout the industry and broader economy. Seemingly minor details can make or break a business.

That’s why our team are constantly researching, writing and documenting the latest changes to the law. By placing focus on writing and commentary we ensure our team and our clients stay one step ahead of the competition.

Meet the Writers Guild


Our Writers Guild are some of the most prolific drafters in the industry. Our Senior Associates meet once a week to research, debate and write about the major issues facing our clients and the broader sector. We believe that by researching these matters it helps to inform our team and our clients, ensuring every move we make is deeply researched and considered. These deep insights form part of our winning formula at Vincent Young.

Contact us if you would like us to present to your organisation on any of the matters in our papers.

Latest articles

7 November, 2016

Vincent Young Annual Luncheon – Est.

On Friday 14th October 2016, Vincent Young hosted its Annual Luncheon at Est.Our Annual Luncheon is an opportunity for us to thank our existing clients as well as get to know companies and businesses we admire and would like to work with in the future.The luncheon featured speeches from Carolyn Cummins, the…
27 September, 2016

Loose Lips Sink Ships – Representations During Negotiations

Crown Melbourne Ltd v Cosmopolitan Hotel (Vic) Pty Ltd HCA 26This Victorian case illustrates the problem with talking loosely during negotiations.The case worked its way from the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), through the Victorian Court of Appeal and finally to the full bench of the High Court.The FactsThe…
11 July, 2016

New strata building bond scheme is set to commence 1 July 2017

 What is the Building Bond Scheme? The building bond scheme is a regime whereby developers of residential strata schemes have to: lodge a bond with the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI); and arrange for defects inspections within the strata scheme after completion of the building work. Does the…
15 October, 2014

Commercial Construction and a Duty of Care

Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan 61288 HCA 36The High Court of Australia has unanimously held that Brookfield Multiplex Ltd (Brookfield) did not owe a duty of care to prevent economic loss suffered by the Owners Corporation in a strata-titled complex it constructed. Brookfield was in fact not liable to…
17 September, 2014

Asbestos Register

If you are in management or control of a workplace, then you must keep an asbestos register – a document that lists all identified or assumed asbestos in a workplace. If asbestos has been identified and you do not have a register, then penalties of up to $18,000 may apply.1 The…
17 September, 2014

Product Safety Recall – Electrical Cable

Please be advised that on 27 August 2014 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a Product Safety Recall of all,INFINITY & OLSENT branded Infinity TPS (flat and flexible) & Orange Round low voltage electrical cables of all sizes, configurations and models that are polymeric insulated and PVC sheathed/insulatedThe…
10 April, 2014

The PPSA and Equipment on Site

The Personal Properties and Securities Act (2009) (Cth) (PPSA) is a law about security-interests which applies to all personal-property Australia wide. The PPSA has created a national register over security interest called the Personal Property and Securities Register (PPSR). The PPSR has replaced over 70 national registers which previously dealt…
15 January, 2014

Contracting essentials for lawn mower mechanics – Part 1

A contract is like a lawn mower. Each has about 50 operable parts, some are dangerous, others fuel the engine and others clean up and catch the grass. Welcome to your first lesson on the contracting essentials for lawn mower mechanics. This first article will focus on the terms that…
5 January, 2014

Contracting essentials for lawn mower mechanics – Part 3

Welcome to your third lesson on the contracting essentials for lawn mower mechanics. This third article will discuss the ‘cleaning up’ of the contract. These clauses keep the ground tidy and clean up after the operation of a lawn mower. They outline what must be done by both parties prior…
19 December, 2013

Defects liability – How long am I liable?

Limitations on claims for breach of Statutory Warranties under the Home Building Act Contractors who undertake residential building work now carry the risk of multiple claims for defects for a period of seven years from completion of the works. Recent amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 NSW (“the HBA”)…