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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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Queensland’s first jail sentence for new industrial manslaughter laws

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

The first sentence has been handed down by a Judge, with an auto wrecking yard ordered to pay a $3…

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Five reasons to buy a first home during COVID-19

Raphaelle Worrall Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Now is not the time to give up on your dream of owning your first home, writes Law Graduate/QLD Property…

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Questionable advice to access super to pay rent

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate agents and property managers have been inundated with requests from tenants…

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Real estate agents forced to pay costs for wrong ‘Buyer entity’

Andrea McGarry General Legal, Residential Conveyancing

Once the terms of a contract have been agreed upon and all parties are ready to proceed, it’s critical an…

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Lawyers continue to sponsor Silk Stocking race in winter carnival

Jeff Garrett General Legal

The Queensland thoroughbred racing winter carnival comes to the Gold Coast tomorrow with a bumper 9 race card including the…

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COVID-19: Our offices are open for business

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, Estate Litigation, Family Law, General Legal, Wills & Estates

We have implemented an approved COVID Safe Plan at all our offices and are officially registered as a COVID Safe…

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Family Law welcomes back experienced Solicitor Emily Edmonds as Federal Courts expedite Covid-19 matters

Michael Twohill Family Law, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ Family Law Department is expanding with the return of experienced family law and estate planning solicitor Emily…

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PM announces mandatory code for commercial tenants and landlords

Georgia Taylor Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Scott Morrison has announced, on behalf of the National Cabinet, a set of proposed laws that will soon be legislated…

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Government responds to our call for urgent amendment to Queensland Border Exemptions (UPDATED)

Michael Twohill Family Law

Issues with cross-border parenting arrangements for children of separated parents has caused uncertainty and anxiety for some families. Family Special…

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Law firm swamped by requests for Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney

Angela Harry Compensation Claims, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Read more: Gold Coast Bulletin – Coronavirus fears drive people to get their Wills done One of the largest legal…

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The next step for commercial tenants during COVID-19

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

With the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring a worldwide pandemic on 11 March 2020, we knew this was going to…

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PEXA critical for property transactions during COVID-19

Rachel Godden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It is critical for real estate agents to refer buyers and sellers of property to a law firm registered to…

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

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

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

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

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

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

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

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

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

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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

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

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

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

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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

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

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

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

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

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

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

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

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

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

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

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

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

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

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

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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

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

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

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

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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

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

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

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

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

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

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

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

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

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

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

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

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

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

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

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

READ MORE

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

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

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

READ MORE

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

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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

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

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

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Questionable advice to access super to pay rent

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate agents and property managers have been inundated with requests from tenants…

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Real estate agents forced to pay costs for wrong ‘Buyer entity’

Andrea McGarry General Legal, Residential Conveyancing

Once the terms of a contract have been agreed upon and all parties are ready to proceed, it’s critical an…

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Lawyers continue to sponsor Silk Stocking race in winter carnival

Jeff Garrett General Legal

The Queensland thoroughbred racing winter carnival comes to the Gold Coast tomorrow with a bumper 9 race card including the…

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COVID-19: Our offices are open for business

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, Estate Litigation, Family Law, General Legal, Wills & Estates

We have implemented an approved COVID Safe Plan at all our offices and are officially registered as a COVID Safe…

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Family Law welcomes back experienced Solicitor Emily Edmonds as Federal Courts expedite Covid-19 matters

Michael Twohill Family Law, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ Family Law Department is expanding with the return of experienced family law and estate planning solicitor Emily…

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PM announces mandatory code for commercial tenants and landlords

Georgia Taylor Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Scott Morrison has announced, on behalf of the National Cabinet, a set of proposed laws that will soon be legislated…

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Law firm swamped by requests for Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney

Angela Harry Compensation Claims, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Read more: Gold Coast Bulletin – Coronavirus fears drive people to get their Wills done One of the largest legal…

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The next step for commercial tenants during COVID-19

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

With the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring a worldwide pandemic on 11 March 2020, we knew this was going to…

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COVID-19 and its Affect on Supply Contracts and Construction Contracts

Charles Lethbridge General Legal

Now is the time to review your commercial contracts to consider the scope of any force majeure clauses and your…

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What are your rights as Landlord or Lessee in a Lease during COVID-19?

Barry van Heerden Building, Developer and Construction Disputes, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Now is the time to review your contracts, determine the scope of any force majeure clauses and your options if…

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Manus Island detention centre social worker wins compensation after sexual assault

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law, General Legal

Compensation Senior Associate, Lisa Robertson, shares her recent experience in fighting against a billion-dollar company to uphold the legal rights…

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“Appalling and self-serving”: Greedy insurers put CTP compensation for injured Queenslanders under threat

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have warned the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme for injured motorists is under threat and call…

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