Important Changes to ‘Off the Plan’ Contracts and E-Conveyancing are Coming

Although not yet in force, as of 13 November 2018, there have been further changes to legislation on ‘off the plan’ contracts, primarily for the benefit of purchasers. Purchasing ‘off the plan’ essentially means purchasing property which does not exist at the time of the purchase, but which will exist at the time of settlement. […]

The Good or Not so Good, Old Office Romance

Office Romance

Office relationships can present a number of challenges for employers, as discovered by Mr Turnbull with his member from New England, being embroiled in such a romance. Challenges are not just faced by parties in the relationship, but extends to how the relationship impacts on the workplace environment, both while the relationship is ongoing, and […]

Progress Payments and Failing to Provide Supporting Statements

SOP Act Supporting Statement

Supporting Statement under the SOP Act In news for our clients in the construction industry, recent case law has highlighted the importance of providing a Supporting Statement with claims made under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (SOP Act). Whilst section 13(9) of the SOP Act is already quite clear […]

Termination and Medically Unfit for Work

Terminating the employment of an injured employee is notoriously fraught with legal risk. Amongst other things, the employer must establish that the employee cannot perform the inherent requirements of his or her position. This is often not straightforward, and will frequently involve different medial assessments. As we know, not all doctors see eye to eye. […]

Unfair Dismissal and Maximum Term Contracts

In the case of Khayam v Navitas English Pty Ltd, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC)revisited the issue of unfair dismissal in ‘Outer Limit’ employment contracts, also know as maximum term contracts. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) FWA provides that a person is only dismissed, and thus capable of bringing an […]

Sunset Clauses in NSW

Sunset Clauses

There has been a great deal of media attention in recent months about sunset clauses in property contracts. The stories usually involve a developer has relied on the ‘sunset clause’ in a contract to get out of the deal, resulting in a significant loss to the purchaser, who has wasted years locked into the contract […]

Contracts and Minors (a person under 18 years of age)

As we stated in our first article, The Basics to Contract Law, that the Common Law generally considers minors not to have the capacity to enter a contract, and any contract entered by a minor is voidable. There are a number of general exceptions to this principle which are outlined below. Contracts for Necessities A contract by […]

Precedent Set for New Unfair Contract Term Protection in favour of Small Businesses

On 12 November 2016 new amendments to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) in respect of unfair contract terms will come into force. These amendments significantly expanded the scope of protection against unfair contract terms under the ACL. Beforehand, protection against unfair contract terms under the ACL was only afforded to consumer contracts, which were defined […]

Determining if the Contract is Unfair

The first B2B standard terms contract test case goes to Court Since 2010 consumers have been able to challenge certain unfair contracts in the Courts. In November 2016 that right was effectively extended to small businesses where that business had less than 20 employees and the upfront payment was $300000 or less or $1,000,000 if […]

Recent Changes to Real Property Contracts

Various changes to the legislative framework surrounding real property sales have resulted in a raft of new obligations on Vendors and Purchasers in recent months. For all Contracts which exchange from 1 September 2017, Vendors will need to: Include the prescribed warning about asbestos; Provide both a sewer lines location diagram and a diagram showing […]

Raea Khan Circle
Director Lawyer
Raea Khan

Raea is Managing Director and Principal Lawyer for PBl Law Group. Raea assists clients with major projects, property developments, construction and strata law.

He has worked in Western Australia and Queensland assisting with expansion projects in the energy and resource sector and now predominately advises clients in Strata and Community Association matters.

He is a member of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers where majority of his work is advising developers and owners corporations with dispute related minor and major defects, strata governance and common property litigation. He is proficient at leading negotiations and meetings.

Raea has a particular interest in the commercial aspect of any dispute and always tries to weigh up the risk, reward and benefit of legal proceedings at each different stage.

Raea enjoys all forms of competitive sport, including Crossfit and actively participates in Triathlons, representing Australia as an age group athlete. He was a member of Red Head Surf Lifesaving club.

  • Strata Law
  • Construction & Major Projects
  • Commercial and Business Law
  • Planning & Environment Law