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Government Inquiry into Earle Haven is no forum for legal compensation

Jeff Garrett Wills & Estates

New Inquiry into Earle Haven looks promising but won’t deliver fair compensation, writes Legal Practice Director, Jeffrey Garrett. Attwood Marshall…

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How to bequeath to the National Jockeys Trust – Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Charity & Community, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Donating a gift to charity in your Will is a special way to help others after you have passed away….

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers Caulfield Cup Raceday will sponsor the National Jockeys Trust

Attwood Marshall Horse Racing Law

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud to announce the firm’s annual raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday October…

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Earle Haven evacuation: legal information about RAD bonds, medical and other compensation

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers encourage Earle Haven evacuees and their families to seek legal advice on RAD bonds, exit fees and…

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Major changes to Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian and Advanced Health Care Directive laws

Attwood Marshall General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The State’s most vulnerable, such as the elderly and mentally impaired, have become better protected as significant changes to the…

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Why Accountants and Insurance Brokers Must Never Give Advice on TPD Life Insurance Claims

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

To protect yourself from legal action it is critical to seek proper legal advice for a client’s Total and Permanent…

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Call for urgent Government intervention into cladding crisis

Charles Lethbridge Building, Developer and Construction Disputes, General Legal

There is a need for urgent intervention by the State Government into the cladding crisis, writes Commercial Litigation solicitor, Charles…

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Real estate agents’ liability when passing information from the vendor to the buyer

Barry van Heerden General Legal, Property Law

Real estate agents be warned! If you are ‘passing on’ information from the vendor to the buyer, you must ensure…

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Surge in e-scooter injuries highlights the need for tougher Qld compensation law

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims

Queensland laws should be changed to better protect riders, pedestrians and motorists, writes Partner, Jeremy Roche. A surge in e-Scooter…

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Has your professional negligence claim been rejected by your insurer? – Commercial Litigation

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, Building, Developer and Construction Disputes

Sound legal advice is imperative if you have been rejected for a claim against your professional indemnity insurance, writes Commercial…

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Contesting a Will – court awards $800,000 to estranged daughter in family provision claim

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

If you are an estranged family member contesting a Will, a recent Tasmanian case highlights what the court considers in…

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WorkCover Rejected my Claim – Compensation Law – Gold Coast – Brisbane

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

When you are injured at work in the course of your work duties, you are generally entitled to claim workers compensation (eg weekly payments, medical treatment costs, rehabilitation). Most employers...

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Residential Tenancies in New South Wales

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It is prudent for property owners with a residential component to be aware of the new Residential Tenancy Act 2010…

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What is the difference between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Joint Tenancy Most couples own their principal place of residence as joint tenants. This means that if one person dies,…

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Choose the right entity to purchase your investment property

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Company or Trusts There are many different entities that people use to own assets. When investing in property, it is…

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Land Tax in Queensland

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

On 30 June 2010 a new Land Tax Act commenced replacing the old 1915 Act. What follows is a brief…

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Conflicts of Interest – Acting for both Parties in a Conveyance

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It is not unusual in the Gold Coast area and Northern New South Wales for lawyers to have already acted…

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Body Corporate and Management Rights

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has specialised in Body Corporate and Management rights issues in both Queensland and New South Wales for…

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What name or entity should we buy the property in?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying your principal place of residence It is very important that you establish exactly who the owners of the property…

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Queensland Government refuses to Licence Conveyancers in Queensland

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The Queensland Treasurer, Andrew Fraser, has confirmed that the state government will not allow licensed conveyancers to operate in Queensland….

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Sellers in QLD required to produce swimming pool safety certificates

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

An amendment to the Building Act 1975 Qld was introduced into Parliament last week which will require a seller of…

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Creating a Life Interest or Right to Occupy

Donna Tolley Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

JOINT TENANCY Most couples own their principal place of residence as joint tenants. This means that if one person dies,…

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SMSF Borrowing – important changes effective 7 July 2010

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The changes are made by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Act 2010. The highlights of the changes to the law…

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Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 affects all commercial property in QLD

Andrea McGarry Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

New disclosure obligations came into effect on 1 July 2010 by the enactment of the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act…

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Ensuring your Bank will release your property in time for settlement

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

When you have entered into a contract to sell your property the next step is to contact the Bank or…

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A reminder of the PAMDA changes that came into effect on 1 October 2010

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We receive many completed residential property sale contracts on a daily basis from real estate agents and many of those…

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New favours for Sub – Contractors in NSW

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

On 28 February 2011 the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2010 (NSW) will come into force…

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Royal Inquiry into Queensland Flood

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

On 17 January 2011 Premier Anna Bligh announced an inquiry into Queensland’s flood disaster.  The inquiry will have the full…

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Residential Tenancies Act (NSW)

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

This new legislation commences on 31 January 2011 and introduces over 100 changes to the previous legislation. It is important…

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FIRB approval still relevant for foreigners buying property

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

1.  Starting Point All Contracts by foreign persons to acquire interest in Australian real estate must be made conditional upon…

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Paid Parental Leave Scheme

Amanda Heather Business & Commercial, General Legal

The paid parental leave scheme came into effect on 1 January 2011 and all employees who comply with the paid…

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New Queensland Pool Safety Requirements

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

As of 1 December 2010 new pool safety provisions become law with immediate effect! The Building and Other Legislation Amendment…

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Residential Tenancies in New South Wales

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It is prudent for property owners with a residential component to be aware of the new Residential Tenancy Act 2010…

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Restraint of Trade Clauses in Employment Agreements – are they enforceable?

Holly Gilholme Business & Commercial, General Legal

There appears to be confusion between employers and employees alike about the effect of restraint clauses in an Employment Agreement….

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What is the difference between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Joint Tenancy Most couples own their principal place of residence as joint tenants. This means that if one person dies,…

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Choose the right entity to purchase your investment property

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Company or Trusts There are many different entities that people use to own assets. When investing in property, it is…

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‘Lemon Laws’ To Help Queenslanders Sold Faulty Cars

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

ATTWOOD Marshall Lawyers say new ‘lemon laws’ to be introduced to State Parliament today to protect Queenslanders if they buy…

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Tragic Death Reminder to Leave the Gift of Life With Your Will

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

THE passing of Gold Coast organ donation advocate, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, left a poignant reminder of the importance in the selfless…

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Finders Keepers: NSW Squatting Laws Help Developer to Score a $1.6m House

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law

NSW squatting laws are in the spotlight after a Sydney developer scored himself a $1.6m house (pictured) by changing its…

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Behind the Law: Geoffrey Rush Case Against Daily Telegraph

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

As the high profile defamation case launched by Geoffrey Rush against The Daily Telegraph continues you may be wondering, ‘what…

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PPSR Legal Advice – How Do I Check the Personal Property Securities Register? – Commercial Law

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

SO, YOU’VE finally decided to buy that dream boat, jet ski or Ute … you’re probably thinking ‘I wonder if…

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‘In Fear For My Life’: Road Rage Victim Shares His Story

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

    LEFT for dead on the side of a road, Kingscliff father, Joel Harry, suffered lifelong injuries after he…

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Why you need good legal advice and a lawyer before a solicitor’s certificate is signed

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law

Increasingly, banks and other credit providers are insisting on people and business entities that borrow funds to obtain a solicitor’s…

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Why the Aged Care Royal Commission Needs to Investigate Nursing Home ‘Exit Fees’

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has called for the Aged Care Royal Commission to probe the use of “unconscionable” nursing home ‘exit…

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WorkCover: Butcher Punched in the Head by Co-worker Paid $585,000 Compensation

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

In a key Workers Compensation case, a butcher has been paid $585,000 in damages after being brutally bashed at work, despite previously warning supervisors that the co-worker who attacked him...

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Buying a Commercial Property – 7 Things to Know – Property Law (Qld and NSW)

Andrea McGarry Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law

Property & Commercial lawyer, Andrea McGarry, discusses seven risks buyers must be aware of before purchasing a commercial property. High…

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No Will for Aretha Franklin’s $80m estate – what happens next?

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates partner Angela Harry discusses the passing of singer Aretha Franklin to highlight the pitfalls…

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Inter Family Loan Agreements – the Legal Loophole allowing Kids to Rip Off their Parents !

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Senior Associate and Commercial Litigation Lawyer Charles Lethbridge discusses the importance of why you should document and properly formalise inter…

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