CLE Units: 1
Michael Teys, Principal, Teys Lawyers
With new WHS (workplace health and safety) regulations in place from January 2012, property owners, investors and managers, and their advisors need to understand the changed landscape.
Failure to comply can result in heavy fines and or imprisonment.
What has changed and what needs to be done to ensure that all stakeholders are protected?
In this seminar, Michael Teys, Principal of Teys Lawyers, will offer an overview into the following:
- Application of duties on residential property owners , investors and managers
- Different WHS regimes for residential homes v residential apartments
- Scope of Persons Conducting Business or Undertakings cover by the laws
- Compliance standards and the meaning of 'reasonably practicable'
- Pro active duties and the due diligence defence for personal liability of individual PCBU officers
- Special rules relating to asbestos
Michael, Principal Lawyer and Founder of Teys Lawyers, has worked with strata communities for thirty years as a lawyer, developer, manager and financier.
Admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of Queensland and New South Wales, he specialises in strata and community title law and is a fellow of the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers (ACCAL).
Michael has completed a 3-year term as an adjunct lecturer for Charles Sturt University and wrote the syllabus for the Property Investing, which he taught at a master degree level.
Prior to establishing TEYS Lawyers, Michael built one of the largest strata management companies in Australia – managing over 28,000 apartments in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.
Raymon Anderson, Lawyer, Makinson & d'Apice Lawyers and Vice-Chair of the NSW Young Lawyers Property Law Committee
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