Carlo FiniLAWYERLLB LLM
Carlo is a well respected practising lawyer who has previous experience working across commercial, civil and insurance litigation cases, property and strata law.
Since 1998, prior to joining JS Mueller & Co Lawyers Carlo worked for a number of well known law firms across dispute resolution and litigation, including servicing clients in the property and strata law sectors.
Currently Carlo advises JS Mueller & Co Lawyers clients on:
■ Easements and Access to Neighbouring Land
■ Dispute Resolution and Litigation
■ Strata and Community Title
■ Property Management Contracts
■ Development, Construction and Planning
■ Building Defects
Carlo has presented and published papers on contribution between wrongdoers, proportionate liability and practice and procedure. He has also lectured on a range of legal subjects at Curtin University and The College of Law Australia including; Shared Title; Commercial Leasing, Contracts and Transactions, Company Law and Business Law.
■ Salubre v SP 10654  FCA 470 (procedure in setting aside sequestration order/annulling bankruptcy, existence of alleged trust over divisible property being a lot in a strata scheme).
■ Touma v SP 77559 (NSW District Court, Balla J, unreported, 4 October 2013, appeal from CTTT decision on strata unit entitlements).
■ Player v Christou  NSWCATCD 60; Christou v Player  NSWCATCD 62 (by-law enforcement).
■ SP 63025 v Community Association DP 270214 (NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal, unreported, 20 February 2014 and 10 April 2014, Senior Member Bordon, variation of community management statement).
■ Croyden & Anderson v SP 1583  NSWCATCD 104 (repeal of exclusive use by-law where lot owner does not consent).
■ NCAT Overview: strata and home building disputes in the Consumer and Commercial Division (CLE presentation), NSW College of Law, 25 March 2014
■ Proportionate liability held not to apply to a contractual indemnity Australian Civil Liability Vol 9 No 10, May 2013, LexisNexis
■ Late amendment to plead proportionate liability in home building case disallowed Australian Civil Liability Vol 9 No 8, February 2013, LexisNexis
■ Proportionate liability defence-narrow interpretation confirmed in economic loss cases (2012) 50(2) LSJ 76 (NSW Law Society Journal)
■ NCAT Rules Against Short Term Letting By-law (2017) LookUpStrata
■ Tribunal Upholds Validity of General Meeting Special Resolution (2018)
■ Novel compensation claims against owners corporations – Goodbye Thoo 2018)
■ Supreme Court Upholds Validity of Easements (2018)
■ Why Snoozing is Loosing: Supreme Court Upholds Repeal of Exclusive Use By-law (2019)
■ Taming Keyboard Warriors – How to Deal with Unreasonable Strata Communications (2019)Published Media
■ Landmark Decision: NSW Tribunal Overturns By-law that Banned Woman from Renting Apartment on Airbnb - Sydney Morning Herald (SMH)
■ Completely Useless: Fight over Sydney CBD Laneway has its Roots in Convict Times - Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Domain Commercial Real Estate
■ Stoush Over ‘Completely Useless’ Sydney Laneway - The World News
■ Taming Keyboard Warriors: How to Deal with Unreasonable Strata Communications - Real Estate Institute NSW (REINSW)