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Rigby Cooke Lawyers is proud to welcome its Wills & Estates practice lead and accredited specialist Rachael Grabovic to the firm’s partnership. 

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Many of you would be aware of the tradition from Papal elections where white smoke from the Vatican indicates the election of a new Pope. In the trade context, we have white smoke from the World Economic Forum at Davos with reports on agreement on the terms of the Comprehensive Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Partner, Andrew Hudson has been recognised as one of Australia’s top five ‘true leaders in the field’ by independent research resource, Who’s Who Legal, in their global Trade & Customs list, 2017.

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The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Act) is currently undergoing a significant review as part of the Victorian Government's extensive Fairer Safer Housing initiative. The proposed amendments contained within the review will have an impact on both caravan and residential park residents and operators. 

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On 17 January 2018 a series of media stories announced that Australia had initiated the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 'disputes' process against Canada in relation to measures maintained by the Canadian Government and a number of Canadian provinces governing the retail sale of wine.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers has appointed Special Counsel, Daryl Lim to their Corporate & Commercial team, continuing the growth of its transaction capability. 

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Overview

The reconstitution of a general law partnership or a tax law partnership may have different income tax, capital gains tax (CGT) and goods and services tax (GST) consequences that should be addressed in preparing a Partnership Reconstitution Deed.

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