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Received a Subpoena in Family Law Proceedings?

Emily Edmonds Family Law

What you should do if you are a professional and are served with a Family Law Subpoena! Law Graduate and member of Attwood Marshall Family Law department, Emily Edmonds, provides...

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Parents and Grandparents are providing financial assistance to their children and grandchildren by way of Inter-Family Loans at unprecedented levels.

Hayley Condon Family Law

Parents and Grandparents are providing financial assistance to their children and grandchildren by way of inter-family loans at unprecedented levels. Attwood…

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Will Sophie Monk find love on the Bachelorette? Will they have a pre-nup agreement?

Hayley Condon Family Law

Senior Associate and Family Lawyer Hayley Condon delves into the thin veneer of dating and what real relationships are likely…

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Separating from your Spouse or Partner? Ten tips on what to do!

Emily Edmonds Family Law

The breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship can be a very emotional and difficult time, particularly if the…

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Bathurst 1000 Legend Peter Brock`s Will Disaster

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

The consequences of DIY Wills. You would be surprised by how many wealthy people die without a Will or don’t…

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How to Deal with “Outlaws” in Your Will – The Spouse or Partner of Your Children

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

One of the most common issues raised by our clients when making their Wills is their concern that when they…

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Financial Problems with National ASX Legal Firms – Do they answer to Clients or Shareholders?

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

Attwood Marshall Partner and QLD Law Society Accredited Specialist in personal injury law, Jeremy Roche, talks about this dilemma faced…

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How do I find a Will after Someone Dies?

Larisa Kapur Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A family member or close friend dying unexpectedly is difficult enough to deal with. What happens if you can’t find…

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Estate Planning – Is This a Ticking Time-Bomb in Your Super Policy?

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, Family Law, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

In this podcast, Estate Planning expert, Angela Harry discusses the inherent risks of not taking your estate planning seriously, in…

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Marrying Into The Money – Can this be Financial Elder Abuse?

Alina Derevyanko Estate Litigation, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

We are all familiar with the archetypal stereotype of the beautiful young woman who beguiles a rich elderly man and…

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How To Minimise the Risks of Not Getting Caught by Unethical Retirement Villages

Angela Harry Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Last week, a joint Fairfax Media investigation with the ABC put the spotlight on the retirement village industry, particularly one…

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Is an Accident at Work a Work Injury or a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims

It may seem very technical but the amount of compensation you receive could be drastically different if your accident involves…

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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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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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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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Attwood Marshall launch their new website – Follow this article to our website and LIKE to win!

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Attwood Marshall have recently launched their new website. Click the Join us on Facebook link in the subscribers section of this…

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Fears scheme for workers is being exploited by bosses

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

The increase of company collapses while owing their workers redundancy payments has resulted in the cost of the federal government…

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Misleading carbon price claims

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

Polaris Solar Pty Ltd and ACT Renewable Energy Pty Ltd are two of the first businesses in Australia who feel…

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What lessons can every day Australian’s take from Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce? By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

The Cruise/Holmes divorce highlights a number of legal issues which have application to even us everyday people. Despite the seemingly…

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Black Caviar – She`s on track for royalties – By Jeff Garrett – Legal Practice Director (as published in the GC Sun – 4/7/12)

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal

Black Caviar captured the spirit of the nation with her hard-fought win in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot…

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Telecommunications Class Action Update (3/7/12)

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

From August 2008, we have been engaged as representatives in disputes against Technology Leasing Limited involving bundled telecommunication deals with…

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Please be wary before signing any contract!

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

Are you about to purchase a house, car or maybe enter into a rental agreement? Maybe sign a pre-nup? Or…

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Equality in relationship recognition confirmed by Newman Government – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Family Law Specialist

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

After commencing in March 2012 to much fanfare (arguably rightfully so), there was outcry when the newly elected Newman Government…

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Gold Coast Boiler Room Scam – A Warning to All!

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

The recent Gold Coast cold call investment fraud should serve as a warning that fraudulent operations are well organized using…

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Never too young or too old! – NSW First Home and New Home Grant – by Jacinta Bennett

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Everyone in some stage of their life would like to own a property or two and the most important thing…

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Parenting matters and family violence under the newly amended Family Law Act – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

On 7 June, 2012 amendments to the Family Law Act (FLA) commenced which will have significant impact upon the way…

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Good News for New Home Buyers – By Barry van Heerden – Partner

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

From 1 July 2012 the Transfer Duty Home Concession that was available for the purchase of homes prior 1 August…

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