An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document which we all need to have in place to guard against the possibility we may suffer a serious accident or illness and find ourselves unable to manage our own affairs and deal with all the personal and financial issues which are a normal part of daily life. Continue reading Enduring Powers of Attorney – Essential, But Take Care
It is a long standing misconception in matters relating to children, that the mother will automatically get full ‘parental responsibility’ (e.g. custody of the children).
This is not entirely correct. Continue reading Who Gets The Children?
Dallas Buyers Club LLC & Voltage Pictures LLC v iiNet Limited & Ors 
Recently the Federal Court of Australia made orders to the effect that Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) must disclose to two American companies the names and residential addresses of the Australian account holders whose IP addresses had been identified as having shared the film, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. Continue reading The Hunt For Illegal Downloading In Australia: The Dallas Buyers Club
I’m leasing a new retail premises and the landlord has asked for a Legal Advice Report. Do I need to provide one?
A Legal Advice Report is a certificate confirming that a tenant under a retail lease has received independent legal advice as to the content of the lease. Continue reading Do I Need A Legal Advice Certificate?
Our Family Lawyers are approached by clients on a regular basis whose spouse or partner has said to them;
“I have spoken to a lawyer and they said that you will get nothing”
This is rarely correct. Even if all the property is owned by your partner, you may be entitled to something. Continue reading I Will Leave You With Nothing
On 1 December 2014, the Property Occupations Act 2014 (Qld) and the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (Qld) commenced which enacted various changes to pre-existing and off-the-plan residential property purchases.
Continue reading Changes to Residential Conveyancing
TIP 5. Know the penalties you’re entitled to charge and make sure they are properly authorised
The late payment of levies by delinquent owners is a disruption to the smooth operation of a community titles scheme because it causes the body corporate not to have its budgeted cash flow, which if not properly managed could disrupt the supply of services by the body corporate. Continue reading Recovery of Unpaid Body Corporate Levies Part 2: Penalties & Costs
PART ONE: Issuing the statements
The recovery of unpaid body corporate levies is an issue close to the heart of most body corporate committees and managers. Experienced delinquent owners can in some cases drag out the process for many years and even avoid payment entirely.
Continue reading Ten Tips For The Recovery Of Unpaid Body Corporate Levies