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STEP Clerkship 2022

STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is, in conjunction with member firms, offering a unique clerkship opportunity for up to six law students.  Clerks will spend two weeks in a law firm (this time Cartland Law) and will receive guidance across a...

Junior Lawyer Opportunity

Seeking practitioner dedicated to tax to join a vibrant and technical team.  Cartland Law, a boutique tax law firm seeks a solicitor to join its growing team.  Law or large firm accounting background is fine.  Commitment to technical excellence essential.  If you’re...

Tax Law Clerkship Opportunity

Are you interested in challenging yourself intellectually?Want to help structure the complex affairs of businesses?Would you fit in with a hard-working and somewhat quirky team? Maybe Tax Law is for you! The boutique tax and commercial practice Cartland Law & Co...

South Australian Land Tax Guide 2020

The Land Tax Act 1936 (SA) has recently been amended by the Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2019 (SA), which has introduced significant changes to: the fees and rates applicable to different landholders; and the grouping of landholders. These changes will apply...

TD 2019/14: External Trust Splitting Out, Internal Trust Splitting In

The ATO has stuck to their guns on the view that a Trust Split creates a new trust (and hence a CGT Event), however they have made it clear that a separation of powers within a trust (which I call an 'Internal Trust Split') will not trigger CGT. An Internal Trust...

What’s Wrong with SA Land Tax Aggregation Draft Bill

The Draft Bill for the changes to Land Tax Aggregation in South Australia has been released, and as expected it is terrible news for taxpayers. The Government has invited submissions on the draft Bill by, 2 October 2019. In my view there are a number of reasons why it...

SA State Budget – Attack on Land Holding Trusts Continues

In the 2019-20 SA State Budget, there has been a further attack on landholding trusts. With the highest rate of land tax in the country, property owners have been repeatedly stung with changes that tax them in a manner that they would not have expected when they...

Adrian Cartland at Legal Tech Summit 2018: Cutting edge developments in AI legal technology

On October 31, I had the honour to be one of the speakers on Legal Tech Summit Australia, the conference that called together the leading experts of the legal field. Since it was dedicated to the recent technological changes and the role of AI, in particular, I was...

Ailira – Domestic Violence Assistant Beta Testing Now Open

Almost three years ago, Cartland Law produced a prototype AI to assist victims of domestic violence after being awarded a $20k grant as part of the D3 Digital challenge. Although the prototype was well-received, there were no further funds to proceed. However,...

Technologists and Lawyers and Legal Regulations: The Inevitable Changes in Technology

This is part three based on a transcript from ‘Legal Technology: Risk and Regulation’ video of my three-part series commenting on different views on technologists and lawyers in legal regulations. In this article, I will focus on inevitable changes in technology. The...

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STEP Clerkship 2022

STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is, in conjunction with member firms, offering a unique clerkship opportunity for up to six law students.  Clerks will spend two weeks in a law firm (this time Cartland Law) and will receive guidance across a...

Junior Lawyer Opportunity

Seeking practitioner dedicated to tax to join a vibrant and technical team.  Cartland Law, a boutique tax law firm seeks a solicitor to join its growing team.  Law or large firm accounting background is fine.  Commitment to technical excellence essential.  If you’re...

Tax Law Clerkship Opportunity

Are you interested in challenging yourself intellectually?Want to help structure the complex affairs of businesses?Would you fit in with a hard-working and somewhat quirky team? Maybe Tax Law is for you! The boutique tax and commercial practice Cartland Law & Co...

South Australian Land Tax Guide 2020

The Land Tax Act 1936 (SA) has recently been amended by the Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2019 (SA), which has introduced significant changes to: the fees and rates applicable to different landholders; and the grouping of landholders. These changes will apply...

What’s Wrong with SA Land Tax Aggregation Draft Bill

The Draft Bill for the changes to Land Tax Aggregation in South Australia has been released, and as expected it is terrible news for taxpayers. The Government has invited submissions on the draft Bill by, 2 October 2019. In my view there are a number of reasons why it...

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