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If you are considering buying a property, it’s important to be aware of the correct procedures for cancelling the contract if that should become necessary. A new Supreme Court ruling that saw a purchaser forfeit their deposit and pay damages sets a new precedent that all agents and buyers should follow.

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Scleroderma Victoria is a small volunteer-run group which provides support, information and advocacy for those living with scleroderma and their families. The organisation received portable oxygen concentrators (medical equipment) as part of a bequest, and started to loan these to terminally ill members who have lung complications due to scleroderma.

The organisation required a loan agreement which would properly protect them (as far as possible) from liability in the event of something going wrong with the equipment. As a charitable organisation, Scleroderma Victoria did not have the funds to pay a lawyer, and approached Justice Connect for assistance.

Upon hearing of the charity’s need through Justice Connect, Rigby Cooke Lawyers were pleased to offer pro-bono legal assistance to Scleroderma Victoria.

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I own property in Australia, what do I need to do to protect my interests?

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