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Divorce: 7 Mistakes Separating Couples Make When They Don’t Get a Family Lawyer

Hayley Condon Family Law

In divorce, not engaging a family lawyer is a counter-active trap many separating couples can fall into to try to save…

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Family Dispute Resolution: Would it Help the Jolie-Pitt Divorce?

Hayley Condon Family Law

A PASSIONATE beginning and millions in wealth could not save the sexiest man and woman alive from the need for…

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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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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

Donna Tolley Charity & Community, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have over the last 3 weeks participated in the Salvation Army Will Days at our offices in…

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Statutory Demands Against Companies that Owe You Money – A 21 Day Turbo-charged Debt Collection Procedure!

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

If a company owes you money and you want to give them a no-nonsense kick in the behind to get…

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Where is the PRIVACY? Injured Claimants Subjected to Surveillance by DRONES!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

In Australia, citizens are loath to accept the increasing prevalence of cameras, surveillance, and new technologies that require the individual…

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Sues his Children for Elder Abuse and Fraud

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

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his…

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Agents Duty of Disclosure for Violent Deaths or Suicide

Rachel Godden Property Law

Is it the Agents Duty of Disclosure to notify  a prospective buyer of any dark history associated with the property?…

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Listeria Outbreak in Frozen Food Products

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

Attwood Marshall has successfully represented clients in the past who have suffered serious and debilitating complications arising from listeria infections….

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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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Self Managed Superannuation Funds borrowing to purchase property

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

1.The New Rules In September 2007 Section 67(4A) of the Superannuation Industry Supervision Act was amended to allow Self-Managed Superannuation…

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NSW budget slashes stamp duty

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

The New South Wales Government is abolishing stamp duty for dwellings purchased off the plan. The tax cut is the…

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Boost to the Queensland First Home Owners Grant to $11,000

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

Anna Bligh today announced a boost to the First Home Owners Grant for new build homes in the regions, adding…

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Get the Right Structure for your Business

Holly Gilholme Business & Commercial, Property Law

Get the Right Structure for your Business 1. Dangers of operating as a sole trader or husband and wife partnership…

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What Happens If Your Business Partner Dies Or Becomes Permanently Disabled?

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

Succession Planning for your Business A very high percentage of business owners do not have a legally enforceable Partnership Agreement…

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NSW first home owner grant cap changes

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

The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 was introduced into Parliament on 9 March. The Bill will amend the…

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NSW Stamp Duty Discount

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

SAVE 50% OFF STAMP DUTY ON ANY NEW HOME PURCHASED The NSW Housing Acceleration Plan (HCAP) ends on 1 July…

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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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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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Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common ?

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

This Decision Can Change People’s Lives! If you are about to purchase a property or already own a property, you…

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Swimming Pool Disclosure Changes Postponed

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal

You may recall our blog in February of this year alerting you to the upcoming changes to swimming pool laws….

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers – 2014 Bat out of Hell Handicap

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have been major sponsors of the Gold Coast Turf club and proud sponsors of the Bat out of Hell Quality…

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Business Succession and Related Issues (Part 1 of Our Business Succession Series)

Barry van Heerden General Legal

  By Barry van Heerden A recent study of 570 family businesses has revealed only 30% of businesses had any…

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Receive Your Commission Sooner

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Register your bank account details with Attwood Marshall Lawyers, and we will deposit your commission cheques for you following settlement….

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LIKE US TO WIN ATTWOOD MARSHALL LAWYERS CAULFIELD CUP RACE DAY TICKETS – SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2013

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are very proud to sponsor Caulfield Cup Day at the GCTC and entertain our guests and staff….

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Attwood Marshall Support Red Cross Wills Day

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Since 2003, Attwood Marshall Lawyers have been proudly supporting the Red Cross Wills Day across the Gold Coast and Tweed…

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Veda Advantage – What You Did and Didn’t Know

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Veda Advantage is the Australian wide company that collect and disclose information to credit providers and other entities. If you…

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Greedy Relatives Ripping Off Retirees

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Angela Harry Human Rights Commission says top tip for protecting assets is getting independent legal advice! The issue of…

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Important Changes to Retirement Village Legislation

Barry van Heerden General Legal

New South Wales Government Delivers New Standard Contract for Retirement Villages On April 26th 2013, Anthony Robert, the Minister for Fair…

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Property Contract to Comply with New Council Law

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Earlier this month, the Gold Coast City Council has considered a Local Law to specifically impose an obligation on private…

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