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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

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, Video

Our Compensation Law Partner, Jeremy Roche discusses in this video what “No Win, No Fee” means. If you have a…

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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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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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LAW ALERT: Critical reforms affecting discretionary trust deeds

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

If you are a financial planner or accountant advising the trustee of a discretionary trust, and that trustee plans to…

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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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BANKS UPDATE: Money laundering, child exploitation, and phone hacking – is your money safe?

Charles Lethbridge Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, Business & Commercial

Charging dead people, fees for no service – now money laundering and child exploitation are the latest revelations to emerge…

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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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Gold Coast First Home Buyers are the big winners of the new Federal Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying your first home on the Gold Coast?  Gold Coast First Home Buyers are the big winners of the new…

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New laws to change how homeowners make a claim for building defects in NSW

Charles Lethbridge Building, Developer and Construction Disputes, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Commercial litigation solicitor Charles Lethbridge explains how sweeping law reforms could strengthen protections for homeowners making a claim for building…

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New laws for NSW off-the-plan property contracts from 1 December 2019 – Property & Commercial Law

Rachel Godden General Legal

New laws will affect all contracts entered into from December 1, 2019, for off-the-plan properties in NSW, writes Licenced Conveyancer,…

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VIDEO: Solicitor Georgia Taylor discusses successful civil defence against a horse seller – Thoroughbred Racing Law

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Equine Influenza Class Action, General Legal, Horse Racing Law

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has an experienced Thoroughbred Racing Law department led by solicitors passionate about horses. Commercial Litigation solicitor Georgia Taylor – an experienced…

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First Home Buyers’ Guide: Which is best, QLD or NSW? – Stamp Duty, Grants, Concessions and Exemptions – Property & Commercial Law

Jess Kimpton General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Living near the QLD-NSW border and wondering which state has the best perks for First Home Buyers? Our guide for First Home Buyers Grants, Stamp Duty and exemptions, as applicable...

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Types of life insurance and how to make a claim for life insurance – Compensation Law

Amy Lewis Compensation Law, General Legal

We usually avoid discussing worst case scenarios or “what ifs”, but when it comes to ensuring your family’s financial security,…

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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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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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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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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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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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Attwood Marshall Lawyers Property Services – Experience, Availability and Convenience

Barry van Heerden Property Law

You have done all the hard work and obtained an offer from the buyers for the property you have listed….

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Buying or Selling Your Property? Don’t Risk Your Biggest Investment!

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying and selling property is a serious business – why do many people take the ‘cheap option’ when it comes…

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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 2016 State Budget – Not so kind on foreign investors.

Holly Gilholme Property Law

NSW 2016 State Budget – Not so kind on foreign investors. The 2016 Budget revealed many changes to the property…

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When Are You Entitled to a Commission?

Barry van Heerden Property Law

When Are You Entitled to a Commission? As real estate agents in both Queensland and New South Wales, you have…

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Expecting Santa? You might get a Council Pool Inspector instead!

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The 1st day of December is usually when we all put up the Xmas tree and the decorations. The Xmas…

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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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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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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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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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Are You an Executor in a Contested Estate?

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Duties of an executor when a claim is made against the estate Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses this issue…

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Challenging a Will on the Grounds of Undue Influence or Suspicious Circumstances

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

Manipulation of elderly and vulnerable family members to change their Wills under undue influence or suspicious circumstances Attwood Marshall Wills &…

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Be Careful who you Appoint as your Enduring Power of Attorney!

Alina Derevyanko Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Financial Abuse by Attorneys who are Family Members. Wills & Estates Lawyer Amanda Smith discusses this very important topic about…

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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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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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Investigation of Aveo Highlights Transition to Care Issues

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

Elderly Should Obtain Proper Legal and Financial Planning Advice Before Signing Retirement Village Contracts The recent exposé of AVEO by…

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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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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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Are You an Executor in a Contested Estate?

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Duties of an executor when a claim is made against the estate Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses this issue…

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Challenging a Will on the Grounds of Undue Influence or Suspicious Circumstances

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

Manipulation of elderly and vulnerable family members to change their Wills under undue influence or suspicious circumstances Attwood Marshall Wills &…

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Be Careful who you Appoint as your Enduring Power of Attorney!

Alina Derevyanko Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Financial Abuse by Attorneys who are Family Members. Wills & Estates Lawyer Amanda Smith discusses this very important topic about…

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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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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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Investigation of Aveo Highlights Transition to Care Issues

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

Elderly Should Obtain Proper Legal and Financial Planning Advice Before Signing Retirement Village Contracts The recent exposé of AVEO by…

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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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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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Are You an Executor in a Contested Estate?

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Duties of an executor when a claim is made against the estate Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses this issue…

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Challenging a Will on the Grounds of Undue Influence or Suspicious Circumstances

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

Manipulation of elderly and vulnerable family members to change their Wills under undue influence or suspicious circumstances Attwood Marshall Wills &…

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Be Careful who you Appoint as your Enduring Power of Attorney!

Alina Derevyanko Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Financial Abuse by Attorneys who are Family Members. Wills & Estates Lawyer Amanda Smith discusses this very important topic about…

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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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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…

READ MORE

Investigation of Aveo Highlights Transition to Care Issues

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

Elderly Should Obtain Proper Legal and Financial Planning Advice Before Signing Retirement Village Contracts The recent exposé of AVEO by…

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The Rights of Children in Inheritance Law

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. Whilst it may be accepted by the community at…

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Billionaire’s Secret Daughter Contests Will

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The secret unknown daughter of Billionaire mining heir Michael Wright has been revealed in the Western Australian Supreme Court this…

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Dramatic Increase In Claims – Adult Kids Squabbling over Parents Estate

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation

Adult children are demanding a greater share of their parents’ estates and are eating into the assets to fight for…

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How Can I Deal with an Unfair Will?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

How Can I Deal with an Unfair Will? The things a parent says to a child in life—or even on…

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Robin Williams’ Estate Plan – Did He Spare his Family a Lot of Dramas?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The recent death of comic genius Robin Williams from an apparent suicide sent shock waves throughout the entertainment world. He…

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NSW V QLD – Contesting a will? NSW wins!

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

NSW vs. QLD Notional Estate Legislation The State of Origin rugby league title is not the only triumph New South…

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Families At War Over Inheritance

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Melissa Tucker In an ideal world the family kitchen table used to be the preferred forum for resolving messy…

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Is Your Will at Risk of Being Contested?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Do you have a Will and is your Will at risk of being contested? Wills & Estates Lawyer and Senior…

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Millionaire leaves Estate to Neighbour

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has heard Betty Harris who died aged 95 in 2009 with no children,…

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Contesting Wills on grounds of lack of mental capacity

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A recent Qld Supreme Court decision involving a “Free Will” done by the Public Trustee of Qld has highlighted the…

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QLD Origin Legend Artie Beetson – Will Disaster – By Melissa Tucker – Associate

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Listen to our interview with Wills & Estates Lawyer, by Melissa Tucker. Last December Rugby League immortal Artie Beetson suffered a…

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Testamentary Capacity – A challenge for the elderly

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses the challenges around Testamentary Capacity The onset of Alzheimer’s disease or some form of…

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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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Securing a Domain Name

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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Can you exclude your liability?

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

We are all aware of exclusion clauses that appear on invoices, tickets, agreements and noticeboards.  The purpose of these exclusion…

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Are you entitled to compensation when your flight has been delayed?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

At present in Australia, passengers are not entitled to compensation when a flight has been delayed however, a European Court…

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Are you being Sued?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Have you received the “knock on your door” or those documents in the post that you wished had never arrived?…

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Free advice in relation to damage sustained by flood and/or cyclone!

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Unfortunately, residents in Queensland and New South Wales have again, fallen victim and felt the wrath of mother nature  which…

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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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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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Is a Duplex Exempt from Strata Rules?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

[ssboost]For many retirees the purchase of a duplex (or 2 lot strata scheme) is a perfect compromise between a unit…

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How to Sue a Company

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial

The main reason proceedings are taken against a company is to recover debts that are due and payable. There are…

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Aged Care Reform Seminar to Shine a Light on Changes

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers is proud to be a part of a free aged care seminar hosted by the Oculus Group….

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The Importance of Business Succession

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden Consider the following scenario:– Joe and Tim are partners in a business. Both are married and…

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Don’t Euthanise Your Business – Valuing What You Have (Part 3 of Our Business Succession Series)

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden PART 3 As previously indicated in parts 1 and 2, Buy/Sell Agreements, which are also called Business Wills, are means…

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Don’t Euthanise Your Business – Dealing With Disaster

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

As we have noted in Part 1 of this series, business succession involves the development of strategies that will assist the…

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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

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

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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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Who Carries the Risk?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Christine Martin With the upcoming Summer season (and the further possibility of natural disasters) it is worthwhile to again…

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Court of Appeal Rules On Buyer Deposits

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

By Christine Martin The Queensland Court of Appeal has recently handed down a judgment which reaffirms the dual character of…

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Acting for Both Parties in Conveyancing

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

From time to time we receive requests from agents that we should act for both parties in a conveyance.  The…

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Why Do I Need to Use a Lawyer for Buying and Selling My House?

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

For most people their biggest investment in their lives is buying their family home or an investment property. You would…

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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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Types of life insurance and how to make a claim for life insurance – Compensation Law

Amy Lewis Compensation Law, General Legal

We usually avoid discussing worst case scenarios or “what ifs”, but when it comes to ensuring your family’s financial security,…

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Photo Gallery: Attwood Marshall Lawyers Caulfield Cup Raceday, October 19, 2019

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Horse Racing Law

The Attwood Marshall Lawyers Caulfield Cup Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on October 19, 2019, was a great…

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Borrowing by Self-Managed Super Funds – Property & Commercial Law – Expert blog Part 2

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

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Property & Commercial Partner Barry van Heerden discusses the types of borrowing by Self-Managed Super Funds and…

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WorkCover death benefits and Common Law negligence claims – the legal options for bereaved families

Jeremy Roche General Legal

When a workplace fatality occurs it is tragic and often WorkCover death benefits and Common Law Negligence Claims for the…

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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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Eight killed in one month: tragic toll calls for motorbike vigilance

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

The newly released data showing a spike in fatalities on Queensland roads is a tragic reminder for increased vigilance around…

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Off the Plan Property – What You Need to Check Before You Buy

Andrea McGarry Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Are you thinking of purchasing a property off the plan? Property & Commercial Lawyer, Andrea McGarry, explains how to protect…

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

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

Alina Derevyanko 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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