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What is An Accredited Specialist

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, Video

Our Compensation Law Partner, Jeremy Roche discusses in this video what an accredited specialist is. If you have a workers…

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No Win, No Fee Lawyers – Servicing Gold Coast, Brisbane, Northern NSW, Sydney, Melbourne

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, Video

“No Win, No Fee” Guarantee Attwood Marshall Lawyers acts on a No Win, No Fee guarantee for almost all compensation…

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Should I Feel Guilty About Contesting a Will?

Lucy McPherson Video, Wills & Estates

Our Wills and Estates Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson discusses in this video whether a client should feel guilty about contesting…

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Contesting Wills in QLD

Lucy McPherson Video, Wills & Estates

Our Wills and Estates Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson discusses in this video about Contesting Wills in QLD. If you require…

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Free Advice

Lucy McPherson Video, Wills & Estates

Our Wills and Estates Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson discusses in this video about getting free advice. If you require advice…

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First Appointment

Lucy McPherson Video, Wills & Estates

Our Wills and Estates Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson discusses in this video what clients should bring on their first appointment….

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Head Over the Handlebars – Cyclists Entitlement to Compensation!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, Video

Over the past decade in Australia, cyclist-versus-driver road rage incidents and ‘retribution’ type accidents have become increasingly rife.  There appears…

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Gateway Motorway Road Rage Death Case Highlights Dangers to Commuters and Possible Claims

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, Video

Road rage assaults have doubled in the last 5 years – can injured victims of road rage claim compensation? Attwood Marshall…

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WorkCover Claims in QLD – Don`t Sign your Life Away!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law, Video

Attwood Marshall Partner and Qld Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, Jeremy Roche talks about this hot topic…

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What happens when you die without a Will?

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

When you die without a Will (or a valid Will), the legal definition is that you die "intestate". Wills and Estates lawyer Larisa Kapur discusses some of the issues that...

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Buying Property in NSW? It’s Completely Different to Qld!

Rachel Godden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Video

Many people are unaware of the differences between QLD and NSW when buying a property in New South Wales. Although…

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What Does “No Win, No Fee” Mean?

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal, Video

  What Does “No Win, No Fee” Mean? The general definition of “No Win, No Fee” is quite simple. The…

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Small Business Ombudsman launches Inquiry into insurance company premium hikes and refusing cover

Andrea McGarry Business & Commercial, General Legal

Complaints are flowing in as small businesses battle insurance providers who are denying cover or simply inflating premiums to levels…

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Special conditions in property contracts – the stakes are high if you get them wrong

Raphaelle Worrall General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Ensuring Property Contracts are overseen by an experienced solicitor is imperative for property transactions. Poorly written or vague special conditions…

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House hunters receiving JobKeeper – pros, cons and considerations

Barry van Heerden General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The process of applying for a home loan can be daunting at the best of times. For the estimated 6…

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Defending a Contested Will: Your Role as Executor

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Defending a contested Will can be a complicated and stressful event for Executors. Estate Litigation Associate, April Kennedy, gives valuable…

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The court-approved Will for minors and those who lack capacity

Amelia Clout Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

A Will can provide peace of mind to the Will-maker, knowing their intentions to provide for their family are legally…

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Equine Law Q&A – What should the equine community consider

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

As last week’s Equestrian Queensland, Equestrian Community Hub Q&A presenter, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, takes a look at our…

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Challenging a Will based on mental capacity

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Capacity can be an emotionally charged topic, especially in relation to Dementia or Alzheimer’s and other degenerative conditions. Estate Litigation…

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ASIC slams banks for inaction and spending more money on consultants than to its customers

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, follows-up on the ongoing behaviour of banks and their remediation programs with ASIC slamming them…

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Banks and Insurance Companies – up to their old tricks?

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

AFCA has been inundated with consumer complaints as customers struggle to make financial arrangements with their bank or insurance provider….

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Executors behaving badly – how should an Executor conduct themselves

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Many people are unaware of the obligations as an Executor of an estate. Wills & Estates Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson,…

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COVID-19 changes Australian’s home ownership goals

Rachel Godden General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

With positive changes rolling out in the industry and restrictions lifting further, there is a buzz being felt in the…

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Don’t get complacent about your Will – now’s the time to get it done!

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

Getting your Will done has never been easier, notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, says Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills &…

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“They aren’t coming back and I don’t care what the Orders say”…

Jeff Garrett Family Law

By Abbi Golightly These are the words that strike fear into the hearts of most separated parents, particularly those who…

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New Family Law Case with Big Impact

Jeff Garrett Family Law

Recently, the High Court of Australia delved into the depths of Australia’s Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), delivering its judgement…

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What is an Independent Children’s Lawyer?

Jeff Garrett Family Law

Same-Sex parents battling about the living arrangements of their baby daughter highlight the Court’s use and need for Independent Children’s…

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Change Your Will After Separation

Donna Tolley Family Law, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

It is never an easy situation to deal with a formal separation between a married or de facto couple. The…

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Violence, Harassment and Threats – Steps to ensure your safety

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

If you feel like you, a family member or a friend is a victim of harassment, violence or at threat…

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What To Consider if You’re Separating

Hayley Condon Family Law

The decision to separate should never be a decision that is made lightly. There is plenty of research that reveals…

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Jail term for man who failed to pay ex-wife’s mortgage

Hayley Condon Family Law

Listen to our interview about this case with Family Lawyer, Abbi Golightly In a case which highlights the seriousness with…

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Federal Government rejects same-sex marriage legislation – By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law

Yesterday, the Federal Government overwhelmingly voted against a Bill introduced into Parliament which, if passed would have seen same sex…

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Court orders husband to dig up parents’ ashes – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law

In an interesting display of how the Court considers competing claims for the division of matrimonial assets, the Family Court…

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Second Marriages and Joint Tenancies – The kids miss out on their inheritance! By Jeff Garrett – Legal Practice Director

Jeff Garrett Family Law, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

It is a common scenario in families where a spouse dies unexpectedly, leaving a single parent and children.  The surviving…

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New Will for a new partner – By Jeff Garrett – Legal Practice Director (as published in GC Sun 25/7/12)

Jeff Garrett Family Law, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

In April the Civil Partnerships Act relating to same sex relationships was implemented in Queensland creating great debate. The legislation,…

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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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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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WorkCover – workplace injury – compensation claim video by expert lawyer

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

Our Compensation Law Partner, Jeremy Roche discusses in this video about the claim process for workplace injury. Steps to Workcover…

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Listeria Outbreak in Rockmelons

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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If I am Injured at a Friend’s House, can I Claim for Compensation?

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

Most people are aware that you can claim compensation for workplace accident or motor vehicle accidents, but what are the…

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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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Abuse of Defence Force Personnel – An Inconvenient Truth?

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

The ongoing revelations of sexual abuse and other similar physical and mental abuse suffered by members of the Australian Defence…

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Have you had a Car Accident? Beware of Dodgy Claims Harvesters

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

Many of our clients have received “cold calls” from dodgy claims harvesters after they have been involved in a car…

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Jeremy Roche now a QLD Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law!

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, General Legal

We congratulate Partner Jeremy Roche for obtaining his Specialist Accreditation in Personal Injury Law (QLD).  Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett…

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Kangaroo Appeals and Wins in Motorbike Case!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Kangaroo Appeals and Wins in Motorbike Case! The NSW Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in an…

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Abuse Victims Given Hope by Queensland & NSW Governments Decision to Extend Limitation Period for claims

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

The Queensland Government has joined the NSW state government with removing the usual 3 year limitation period that applies to…

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Deny Liability! – Dirty Tactics of Insurance Companies

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

FRAUDULENT AND UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR DOCTORS NO SURPRISE TO ATTWOOD MARSHALL PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS The latest…

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Motorbike Rider Sues Kangaroo and Wins!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and No Fault Motor Vehicle Accidents in NSW Those who have been unfortunate enough to hit…

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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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WorkCover – workplace injury – compensation claim video by expert lawyer

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

Our Compensation Law Partner, Jeremy Roche discusses in this video about the claim process for workplace injury. Steps to Workcover…

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Listeria Outbreak in Rockmelons

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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If I am Injured at a Friend’s House, can I Claim for Compensation?

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

Most people are aware that you can claim compensation for workplace accident or motor vehicle accidents, but what are the…

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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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Abuse of Defence Force Personnel – An Inconvenient Truth?

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

The ongoing revelations of sexual abuse and other similar physical and mental abuse suffered by members of the Australian Defence…

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Have you had a Car Accident? Beware of Dodgy Claims Harvesters

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

Many of our clients have received “cold calls” from dodgy claims harvesters after they have been involved in a car…

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Jeremy Roche now a QLD Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law!

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, General Legal

We congratulate Partner Jeremy Roche for obtaining his Specialist Accreditation in Personal Injury Law (QLD).  Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett…

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Kangaroo Appeals and Wins in Motorbike Case!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Kangaroo Appeals and Wins in Motorbike Case! The NSW Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in an…

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Abuse Victims Given Hope by Queensland & NSW Governments Decision to Extend Limitation Period for claims

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

The Queensland Government has joined the NSW state government with removing the usual 3 year limitation period that applies to…

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Deny Liability! – Dirty Tactics of Insurance Companies

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

FRAUDULENT AND UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR DOCTORS NO SURPRISE TO ATTWOOD MARSHALL PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS The latest…

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Motorbike Rider Sues Kangaroo and Wins!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and No Fault Motor Vehicle Accidents in NSW Those who have been unfortunate enough to hit…

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GST reforms to combat illegal phoenix activity

Rachel Godden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Property vendors and purchasers are subject to tough new GST laws, introduced to crack down on dodgy company directors who engage…

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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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Why you need good legal advice and a lawyer before you 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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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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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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Gazumping (or Something Like That)

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Gazumping occurs when you have a verbal agreement with an agent or seller to buy a property at an agreed…

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The Multiplex Case: Is a Duty of Care Owed by a Builder to a Body Corp?

Charles Lethbridge Building, Developer and Construction Disputes, Property Law, Strata Law

There are lessons to be learnt from the Multiplex Case for property buyers, builders, developers and strata corporations. High profile and complex,…

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NSW stamp duty concessions could see First Home Buyer’s back in the Market! Do you qualify?

Rachel Godden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Important stamp duty concessions announced by the NSW government will be a boost to 1st home owners. Licenced Conveyancer Rachel…

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Attwood Marshall Property Team Available Thursday Nights and Saturday Mornings!

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

All bases are covered at our Robina Town Centre, Coolangatta and Kingscliff offices. Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett introduces the property team and the exciting new services available to real...

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Licensed Conveyancer joins our Property Team at the Kingscliff Office

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

New Department Managers Head Up Property Team At Coolangatta Main Office and Lawyer Anita Smith returns. The Property & Commercial…

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Time to Revisit Stamp Duty on Sale of Business in Queensland and New South Wales

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

With recent changes in NSW relating to the payment of stamp duty on the sale of businesses it is necessary…

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Caveats in NSW – What You Need to Know

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Property Law

Senior Associate Charles Lethbridge looks at the issues commonly associated with caveats in NSW.   What happens when a Caveat is…

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How is divorce for over 50s different? Our guide for separation with assets, businesses and blended families (Podcast)

Michael Twohill Family Law, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Family Law Special Counsel, Michael Twohill, explains the key issues to consider divorce for over 50s. Divorce…

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PODCAST: Families Forced to Take Legal Action Against Public Trustees

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

The ‘lure of a free Will’ and blind trust in Government trustee bodies has left many of our clients forced…

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PODCAST: Common legal dilemmas over Xmas and how to get urgent legal help

Jeff Garrett Criminal and Traffic Law, Family Law, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

For most people, Christmas time is a time to relax and catch up with family and friends… for lawyers, it…

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What happens to a jointly held life insurance policy after separation?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

When a couple go through a separation there are a myriad of legal aspects to consider. Separation can be a…

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Accountants and Financial Planners Beware – Estate Planning Advice Could See You Being Sued or Prosecuted

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, Property Law, Wills & Estates

There seems to have been a dramatic increase in accountants and financial planners offering ‘estate planning’ advice to their clients. …

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PODCAST: Jim Morrison’s contested estate and the perils of ‘simple’ Wills – Estate Litigation Gold Coast

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

Estate Litigation Senior Associate Melissa Tucker discusses the perils of a simple Will using the example of Jim Morrison’s contested…

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Special podcast: Australia’s contentious laws on assisted dying – how to plan your end-of-life care

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Euthanasia laws in Queensland and NSW are a sensitive topic, Legal Practice Director Jeffrey Garrett recently spoke to community radio…

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Bob Hawke Will: Daughter to Sue Over Multi-Million-Dollar Estate

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

Experienced estate litigation solicitor, and Attwood Marshall Lawyers Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson, discusses the Will contest over Bob Hawke’s estate….

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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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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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How is divorce for over 50s different? Our guide for separation with assets, businesses and blended families (Podcast)

Michael Twohill Family Law, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Family Law Special Counsel, Michael Twohill, explains the key issues to consider divorce for over 50s. Divorce…

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PODCAST: Families Forced to Take Legal Action Against Public Trustees

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

The ‘lure of a free Will’ and blind trust in Government trustee bodies has left many of our clients forced…

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PODCAST: Common legal dilemmas over Xmas and how to get urgent legal help

Jeff Garrett Criminal and Traffic Law, Family Law, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

For most people, Christmas time is a time to relax and catch up with family and friends… for lawyers, it…

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What happens to a jointly held life insurance policy after separation?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

When a couple go through a separation there are a myriad of legal aspects to consider. Separation can be a…

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Accountants and Financial Planners Beware – Estate Planning Advice Could See You Being Sued or Prosecuted

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, Property Law, Wills & Estates

There seems to have been a dramatic increase in accountants and financial planners offering ‘estate planning’ advice to their clients. …

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PODCAST: Jim Morrison’s contested estate and the perils of ‘simple’ Wills – Estate Litigation Gold Coast

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

Estate Litigation Senior Associate Melissa Tucker discusses the perils of a simple Will using the example of Jim Morrison’s contested…

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Special podcast: Australia’s contentious laws on assisted dying – how to plan your end-of-life care

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Euthanasia laws in Queensland and NSW are a sensitive topic, Legal Practice Director Jeffrey Garrett recently spoke to community radio…

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Bob Hawke Will: Daughter to Sue Over Multi-Million-Dollar Estate

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

Experienced estate litigation solicitor, and Attwood Marshall Lawyers Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson, discusses the Will contest over Bob Hawke’s estate….

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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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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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How is divorce for over 50s different? Our guide for separation with assets, businesses and blended families (Podcast)

Michael Twohill Family Law, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Family Law Special Counsel, Michael Twohill, explains the key issues to consider divorce for over 50s. Divorce…

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PODCAST: Families Forced to Take Legal Action Against Public Trustees

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

The ‘lure of a free Will’ and blind trust in Government trustee bodies has left many of our clients forced…

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PODCAST: Common legal dilemmas over Xmas and how to get urgent legal help

Jeff Garrett Criminal and Traffic Law, Family Law, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

For most people, Christmas time is a time to relax and catch up with family and friends… for lawyers, it…

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What happens to a jointly held life insurance policy after separation?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

When a couple go through a separation there are a myriad of legal aspects to consider. Separation can be a…

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Accountants and Financial Planners Beware – Estate Planning Advice Could See You Being Sued or Prosecuted

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, Property Law, Wills & Estates

There seems to have been a dramatic increase in accountants and financial planners offering ‘estate planning’ advice to their clients. …

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PODCAST: Jim Morrison’s contested estate and the perils of ‘simple’ Wills – Estate Litigation Gold Coast

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

Estate Litigation Senior Associate Melissa Tucker discusses the perils of a simple Will using the example of Jim Morrison’s contested…

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Special podcast: Australia’s contentious laws on assisted dying – how to plan your end-of-life care

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Euthanasia laws in Queensland and NSW are a sensitive topic, Legal Practice Director Jeffrey Garrett recently spoke to community radio…

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Bob Hawke Will: Daughter to Sue Over Multi-Million-Dollar Estate

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

Experienced estate litigation solicitor, and Attwood Marshall Lawyers Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson, discusses the Will contest over Bob Hawke’s estate….

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

Attwood Marshall 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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Death and Taxes – The Only Certainty in Life!

Debbie Sage Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

This famous statement of Benjamin Franklin in 1789 is very much as relevant today as it was in the 18th…

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Battles of Wills in Australia’s Underbelly

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

George Williams, the father of one of Australia’s most infamous criminals Carl Williams, died of a heart attack on 12…

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Convicted Murderer Gerard Baden – Clay to Forfeit Rights to Wife`s Estate

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

What happens to the law of inheritance when a husband murders his wife? Senior Wills & Estates paralegal, April Kennedy,…

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Are You an Executor in Someone’s Will? You May Wish to Reconsider Your Appointment…

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

Many people are unaware of their obligations as an executor of an estate and some do not even know they…

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Contesting a Will – How Easy is it to Bring a Claim?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

Court provides Guidelines for Claims by Adult Children There has been a dramatic increase in the number of claims brought…

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What are my rights as a Beneficiary in a Will or an Estate?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

If you are a beneficiary in an estate and are having problems getting information, this article, video and podcast by…

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Gloves Come off as Muhammad Ali’s Family Fight over the Boxing Legend’s $80 Million Estate

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation

Muhammad Ali’s family are poised to fight over his huge boxing fortune, with nine children, three ex wives, his widow…

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Contesting a Will in Australia – It’s Just Not Cricket

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

CONTESTED WILL & CLAIM AGAINST RICHIE BENAUD’S ESTATE BY FIRST WIFE AND SON The voice of cricket and former Australian…

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Is Your Will Really the Last Word?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation

Family feuds about wills provide fascinating insight into the emotions unleashed by the death of a loved, or not-so-loved, one…

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Congratulations to Amanda Smith

Kerry LeStrange Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Congratulations to Amanda Smith on her admission as a lawyer on Monday, 7th September 2015! She is shown here with Legal Practice Director…

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Award of $25 million to Western Australian Heiress under appeal

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

The Supreme Court of Western Australia handed down an award of $25 million to Olivia Mead, the daughter of Michael Wright,…

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Sunday Workers’ Penalty Rates Slashed by Fair Work Commission

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, General Legal

The Fair Work Commission announced today that Sunday penalty rates in the retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy industries will…

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Sacked Ceo Of Turf Club Has Unfair Dismissal Claim Thrown Out Of Court

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law

The high profile case of former Gold Coast Turf Club CEO, Mr Dale St George, was dramatically decided in the…

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Has Your Insurance Company Denied Your Claim?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Come and see us for legal advice on what your rights are in relation to a claim. Commercial litigation lawyer…

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Have You Received Bad Advice From A Bank Or Financial Planner?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

If you have suffered losses as a result of negligent or bad investment advice provided by banks or financial planners,…

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Lodging a Caveat in QLD? Beware of Costs and Damages Claims!

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Lodging a Caveat is a very serious matter and people should be wary of using them without proper legal grounds….

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Scammed by Quikfund or related Telecommunication/Finance Companies?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

CALL ATTWOOD MARSHALL LAWYERS NOW WARNING: Telecommunications scam has exceeded 1000 victims Australia- wide. The Scam: We’ve been approached by…

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Insurance and Your Investment Unit

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Property Law

Body Corporate insurance can be confusing most of the time. It appears there are always arguments between Body Corporates and…

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Businesses Beware of IT Contracts

Jeff Garrett Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

It seems that as a business owner in the modern day business world, at every turn you are faced with…

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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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The Effect that a ‘Typo’ can have on Statutory Demands

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A Statutory Demand is one of the most powerful business debt collection tools available to a creditor. A Statutory Demand…

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When Can you Terminate a Contract?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

When can you terminate a contract for Breach?  There are two broad circumstances that give you a right at common…

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Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

In this day and age in the business world your domain name is a crucial tool in informing customers of…

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Has Your Insurance Company Denied Your Claim?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Come and see us for legal advice on what your rights are in relation to a claim. Commercial litigation lawyer…

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Have You Received Bad Advice From A Bank Or Financial Planner?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

If you have suffered losses as a result of negligent or bad investment advice provided by banks or financial planners,…

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CGT Withholding Tax on Properties over $2M from 1 July 2016

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

From 1 July 2016 Contracts for the sale and purchase of properties (residential and commercial) in both Qld and NSW…

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NSW Government Abolishes Stamp Duty on Transfers of Business Assets from 1 July 2016

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

In a long awaited decision, the NSW State Government has announced that it will abolish stamp duty that is payable…

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Having a Sickie After Melbourne Cup Day?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, General Legal, Horse Racing Law

The Race that Stops the Nation: Employees and Medical Certificates, the Real Cost of Melbourne Cup Day to Australian Businesses…

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Self-Managed Super Funds News Flash

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

BUY/SELL AGREEMENT SMSF INSURANCE ATO RULING We refer to our previous articles parts 1, 2 , 3 and 4 on…

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What Stamp Duty Concessions are Available?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Residential Conveyancing

  When purchasing a home or land stamp duty is payable to the Government via the Office of State Revenue….

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Are Your Assets Safe? ATO Hunts Down Overseas Assets

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal

An amnesty has been offered by the Australian Tax Office for Australian residents who own assets overseas that have not…

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Joint Venture Agreements

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial

Joint Venture Agreements are used when two or more parties come together to perform a specific business venture (e.g. develop…

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Buying or selling property?

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying or selling property? We have all the bases covered at Attwood Marshall Lawyers BRISBANE, ROBINA, COOLANGATTA, KINGSCLIFF Only experienced…

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Meet Our Wills & Estates Team

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial

Our congratulations to Melissa Tucker and Debbie Sage who have both recently had babies and to Angela Harry on the…

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Meet Our Property and Commercial Team

Holly Gilholme Business & Commercial, Property Law

We have some fresh faces within the Attwood Marshall`s Property and Commercial team to extend on our knowledge and experience….

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Buying or Selling Property? Should I use a Lawyer or a Cheap Conveyancer? If You Pay Peanuts…

Barry van Heerden Residential Conveyancing

Property and Commercial Partner Barry van Heerden discusses the implications of using an inexperienced and cheap Conveyancer. That old saying…

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Price it Low and Watch it Go (Including Your Commission)

Barry van Heerden Residential Conveyancing

The issue of “underquoting” has again been put in the spotlight by the Department of Fair Trading in NSW who…

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What Happens to the Deposit when a Buyer is Declared Bankrupt?

Charles Lethbridge Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It is surprising how many people become insolvent overnight. Sometimes this can be due to matters out of their control…

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What Stamp Duty Concessions are Available?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Residential Conveyancing

  When purchasing a home or land stamp duty is payable to the Government via the Office of State Revenue….

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New Laws Impact on Swimming Pools

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

A quick reminder to agents and vendors selling properties in NSW which contain a swimming pool or spa pool, from…

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New Property laws Imminent: Are You Ready?

Barry van Heerden General Legal, Residential Conveyancing

News Flash! Legislation change from 1 December 2014. The anticipated changes to the much criticised PAMDA legislation are about to…

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Buying or selling property?

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

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Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (PAMDA) Repealed

Barry van Heerden Residential Conveyancing

Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (PAMDA) Repealed Sweeping legislative reforms have recently been introduced by the Queensland government…

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Building Inspections – Deconstructed

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

To some it’s a mere formality, to others it’s a HUGE step in a property purchase…what do you know about…

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Important Changes to NSW Swimming Pool Laws

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Emma Heuston Selling or Leasing a Property in NSW? Don’t Be Left High and Dry By Recent Changes! The…

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Preparing Contracts? Don’t Do This!

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Barry van Heerden With the real estate market gaining momentum, it is important that real estate agents pay attention…

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Misrepresentation By Silence

Barry van Heerden Residential Conveyancing

By Barry van Heerden In acting for a seller in the sale of their property there is sometimes the question…

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Special conditions in property contracts – the stakes are high if you get them wrong

Raphaelle Worrall General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Ensuring Property Contracts are overseen by an experienced solicitor is imperative for property transactions. Poorly written or vague special conditions…

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House hunters receiving JobKeeper – pros, cons and considerations

Barry van Heerden General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The process of applying for a home loan can be daunting at the best of times. For the estimated 6…

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Defending a Contested Will: Your Role as Executor

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Defending a contested Will can be a complicated and stressful event for Executors. Estate Litigation Associate, April Kennedy, gives valuable…

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The court-approved Will for minors and those who lack capacity

Amelia Clout Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

A Will can provide peace of mind to the Will-maker, knowing their intentions to provide for their family are legally…

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Equine Law Q&A – What should the equine community consider

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

As last week’s Equestrian Queensland, Equestrian Community Hub Q&A presenter, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, takes a look at our…

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Challenging a Will based on mental capacity

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Capacity can be an emotionally charged topic, especially in relation to Dementia or Alzheimer’s and other degenerative conditions. Estate Litigation…

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ASIC slams banks for inaction and spending more money on consultants than to its customers

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, follows-up on the ongoing behaviour of banks and their remediation programs with ASIC slamming them…

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Banks and Insurance Companies – up to their old tricks?

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

AFCA has been inundated with consumer complaints as customers struggle to make financial arrangements with their bank or insurance provider….

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Executors behaving badly – how should an Executor conduct themselves

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Many people are unaware of the obligations as an Executor of an estate. Wills & Estates Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson,…

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COVID-19 changes Australian’s home ownership goals

Rachel Godden General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

With positive changes rolling out in the industry and restrictions lifting further, there is a buzz being felt in the…

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Don’t get complacent about your Will – now’s the time to get it done!

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

Getting your Will done has never been easier, notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, says Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills &…

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Divorce and recoupling – how can this affect your Will

Lucy McPherson Family Law, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Many people are unaware that divorce has the effect of revoking parts of a Will. Wills & Estates Senior Associate,…

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