• no image Business Skills Visas: Getting Your Structure Right

    Munro Doig was recently successful in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Migration and Refugee Division) in overturning the refusal of a Subclass 892 Business Skills visa. Our client had originally lodged his Subclass 892 visa application in November 2015...

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  • no image Announcing the Appointment of Antony Barrier as Director

    Munro Doig is pleased to announce the appointment of Antony Barrier as Director, effective 1 January 2019. Originally from Pemberton, Antony joined Munro Doig as a solicitor in 2007, practising in the areas of taxation, superannuation and commercial law. ...

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  • no image Retrospectivity, Res Judicata and Tax

    Just being a beneficiary of a discretionary trust (whether or not one ever receives any distribution from the trust) can have all sorts of unintended consequences. For example, in Western Australia a company or unit trust which might not otherwise be a “l...

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  • no image Guidance at Last: UPE Sub-Trust Arrangements Maturing in 2017/2018

    By now, many will be aware of the recent release of Practical Compliance Guideline PCG 2017/13, containing guidance for trustees with unpaid present entitlements (UPEs) held on about-to-expire “sub-trust” arrangements. With the clock ticking on post-Dec...

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  • no image Lawyers Negligent for Failing to Obtain Tax Advice

    In April this year the NSW Court of Appeal unanimously agreed that a commercial lawyer was negligent in failing to advise on the tax consequences of a proposed buy-back: Ralston v Jurisich [2017] NSWCA 63. In brief Mrs Jurisich was the holder of pre-CGT shar...

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  • no image 1 July Migration Law Changes: 457 Visa

    The Story So Far In the last three months, we have seen a significant number of changes in the skilled migration landscape, leaving many potential visa applicants (and temporary visa holders wishing to transition to permanent residency) perplexed. In an ea...

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