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The Jewel Business Centre, Suite 208, 566 Saint Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC, 3004
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Urban Lawyers provides legal counsel and representation to individuals, construction professionals, law firms and other entities. We offer private practice and in-house legal services. 

We deliver a range of legal services including advocacy, arbitration, contract law, debt recovery, dispute resolution, Home Warranty claimsSecurity of Payment advice, tribunal hearings and more. 

Chris Moshidis, Director

Chris practises as a lawyer and barrister in both Australia and formerly the United Arab Emirates. Chris has been a construction, property and commercial lawyer since 1998. He has worked on grand scale and iconic projects and represented government and private developers and contractors in some of the largest arbitrations in the world at ICSID, LCIA, ICC, DIAC and DIFC-LCIA.  Chris is a trained advocate having spent three years practising as a Barrister and can appear for clients in all courts and tribunals. 

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Property Developers Hit Hard By "Economic Entitlements" Reforms

Katie Gold

The State Taxation Acts Amendment Act 2019 which was recently enacted has resulted in significant changes to the “economic entitlement” provisions of the Duties Act 2000.  Under the changes, a residential developer will be deemed to have acquired an ‘economic entitlement’ to any income, rent or profits generated from the land and will be subject to a duty as if they had acquired a beneficial ownership interest in the land.

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What Are Protection Works And What Is Involved In A Protection Works Notice?

Katie Gold

If you are planning to carry out building work on your property, you may be required to carry out protection work to adjoining properties to ensure that they are not affected or damaged by your proposed building work.

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A Guide To The Ipso Facto Law Reform

Katie Gold

The new ipso facto regime enacted by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 in 2017 amends the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) by introducing a “stay” to the enforcement of contractual ipso facto provisions that are triggered upon the occurrence of certain insolvency related events. The amendments apply to all contracts entered into on and from 1 July 2018.

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Sunset Clauses In Off-The-Plan Residential Contracts

Katie Gold

The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) was introduced to the Victorian parliament in August 2018, passed by the Legislative Assembly on 20 September 2018 and introduced to the Legislative Council on 20 September 2018. A key purpose of the Bill is to amend the Sale of Land Act 1962 to restrict the use of sunset clauses in certain off-the-plan contracts.

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New Combustible Cladding Regulations In Victoria

Katie Gold

The tragic building fires in the Lacrosse Building of Melbourne in 2014, the Marina Torch Tower of Dubai in 2015 and the Greenfell Tower of London in 2017 have sparked international safety concerns regarding the use of combustible cladding in construction of buildings, homes and places of public assembly.

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Domestic Building Disputes In Victoria Can Now Be Resolved Through A Faster And More Cost-Effective Process

Katie Gold

Earlier this year an independent government agency called Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) was set up to help parties resolve domestic building disputes. 

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