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Jointly Owned Property – Your rights if there is a dispute! Appointment of trustee to sell land

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Video

Senior Associate and Litigation Lawyer Charles Lethbridge discusses the disputes that arise from the joint ownership of property and how…

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Storm and Flood Damage Insurance Claims – 7 Tips for Dealing with your Insurance Company

Charles Lethbridge Compensation Claims, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Video

In 2017 Cyclone Debbie and her aftermath has wreaked a path of destruction through Queensland and into Northern New South Wales.  Senior Associate Charles Lethbridge gives some helpful tips to...

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Foreigners Buying Property in Australia

Rachel Godden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Video

It is a well known fact more and more foreign investors are buying property in Australia, and more specifically, on…

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Estate Planning for your Online Afterlife – Important Changes to Facebook – You can now change your Facebook settings to state what happens when you die!

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Estate planning is important for your online assets too. Digital assets such as a Facebook account often have significant sentimental…

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Sixth Month Time Limit for Contesting Wills

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

  MAKE SURE YOU GET LEGAL ADVICE QUICKLY! It is usually the last thing on people’s minds when they have…

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Dangers of DIY Will Kits

Jeff Garrett Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

  Disadvantages of ‘DIY’ Will kits One of the most important legal documents that you will ever make in your lifetime…

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Disadvantages of a ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) Will Kit

Donna Tolley Video, Wills & Estates

One of the most important legal documents that you will ever make in your lifetime is your Will – why…

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Coronavirus and Compensation Claims – How Does It Work?

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

The legal industry is considering Coronavirus and potential workers compensation claims, writes Attwood Marshall Lawyers Compensation Law Partner, Jeremy Roche….

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

Michael Twohill Family Law, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

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

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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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Attwood Marshall Lawyers take legal action over death of boilermaker at North Queensland site

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers is taking legal action for a mining worker who suffered severe psychiatric injury as the first responder…

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Tips for acquiring assets into a Self-Managed Super Fund

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

Property & Commercial Partner Barry van Heerden discusses the legislation governing the purchase of assets into a Self-Managed Super Funds…

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Camp Hill murder-suicide a wake up call for judicial system: Family Law Special Counsel

Michael Twohill Family Law, General Legal

The Camp Hill murder-suicide is a wake up call for the judicial system to do more to protect families experiencing…

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Issues to consider when buying a dental practice – Property & Commercial Law

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

It is important to understand the issues relating to the purchase of a dental practice because a dental practice is…

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Compensation for Quad Bike Accidents Causing Severe Injuries

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims

Attwood Marshall Lawyers can help you make a claim for compensation for a quad bike accident, writes Compensation Law Accredited…

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

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

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

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“Italian Abduction” case highlights the need for and use of the Hague Convention by Australian Family Courts – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

There has been intense media attention in passing days surrounding a decision of the Family Court of Australia which requires…

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Attwood Marshall proudly involved in Queensland surrogacy arrangement – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

In December 2010 the Queensland Surrogacy Act commenced, allowing for the first time, altruistic surrogacy arrangements to be made by…

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George Clooney visits downunder to promote his charitable childrens cause!

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

When George Clooney was asked at his fundraising function in Sydney yesterday whether he would like to have children, he…

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Does Kim Kardashian have a Binding Financial Agreement?

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

We certainly hope so! We occasionally hear people say they have done a “property settlement” with their spouse by way…

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How will our family business be taken into account in property settlement? By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Business & Commercial, Family Law, General Legal

An interest in a business, owned by either party to a relationship personally or through any form of corporate entity,…

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Managing your child support arrangements – By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

It is expected that, after separation, parents will continue to support their children financially, irrespective of the changed family arrangements. …

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International Child Abduction Case – By – Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

A child remains in Australia despite she and her Mother being considered “illegal non-citizen” – Family Court dismisses Commonwealth Government’s…

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Recent Binding Financial Agreement Decisions – By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

Two recent decisions of the Federal Magistrate Court evidence that it is becoming increasingly difficult to succeed in an application…

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The Sky`s the Limit for our Attwood Marshall Staff!

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

When the adventurous Lesley Barnes is not managing our Wills & Estates and Family Law departments, she is out and…

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Changes to the Laws Relating to De Facto Relationships

Hayley Condon Family Law

Changes to Laws Relating to De Facto Relationships On 1 March 2009 the laws relating to De Facto Relationship couples…

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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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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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Are You Buying Property in Your Self-Managed Super Fund?

Barry van Heerden Property Law

In recent times we have noted a substantial increase in parties buying property in their self-managed super funds (“SMSF”). SMSF’s…

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Warning to Agents: Don’t Just Rely on Vendor’s Instructions

Attwood Marshall Property Law

A long running dispute about a car park space has resulted in a real estate agency firm unsuccessfully arguing that…

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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 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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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!

Attwood Marshall 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?

Attwood Marshall Estate Litigation, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

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

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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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Death and Taxes – The Only Certainty in Life!

Debbie Sage Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

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

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Battles of Wills in Australia’s Underbelly

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

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

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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!

Attwood Marshall 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?

Attwood Marshall Estate Litigation, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

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

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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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Death and Taxes – The Only Certainty in Life!

Debbie Sage Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

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

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Battles of Wills in Australia’s Underbelly

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

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

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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!

Attwood Marshall 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?

Attwood Marshall Estate Litigation, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

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

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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…

READ MORE

Death and Taxes – The Only Certainty in Life!

Debbie Sage Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

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

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Battles of Wills in Australia’s Underbelly

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

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

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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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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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Online Shopping and Contracts

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A growing number of people are turning to embrace the world of online shopping. But have you ever thought about…

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Before going Guarantor….. make sure you are receiving adequate legal advice

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

It is now a standard requirement of any bank that a guarantor receive independent legal advice on the guarantee documents….

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How crucial is the photographer’s job to catch the ‘first kiss’ as husband and wife

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Melbourne newlyweds Jarrad and Sheree Mitchell issued proceedings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal  against photographic company Studio Edge…

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No duty of care owed by Builder/Developer to Owners Corporation

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Owners Corporations need to be mindful of two recent landmark decisions handed down in the Supreme Court of NSW where…

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Man sues Google for Defamation and wins

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A Victorian man has been awarded $200,000 in damages, in the Victorian Supreme Court for hurt feelings and loss of…

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Another win for the Telecommunication Scam Victims

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

On 6 July 2012, his Honour Justice Cowdroy found that irrespective that Technology Leasing Limited (“TLL”) was successful in their…

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Compliance with the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth) when filing an Application to Set Aside a Statutory Demand

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Further to our article published on Thursday, 21 October 2010 (When Should a Statutory Demand be Issued?), the Civil Dispute…

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Like to put a bet on? – Online betting providers are supplying credit

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Would you put a bet on for $10,000.00 on a horse when you had no money in your pocket? You…

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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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When Cooling Off Can Turn Really Hot

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

By Barry van Heerden Contracts for the sale of residential properties in Queensland and New South Wales are subject to…

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Why an Enduring Power of Attorney is Important for Self-Managed Super Funds

Angela Harry Business & Commercial, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Angela Harry An Enduring Power of Attorney is an important legal document that ensures if you lose your mental…

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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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New Body Corporate Forms

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden The Department of Justice has issued a new Information Sheet (Body Corporation Information) which is effective…

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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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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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Is Your Home on Flood Prone Land?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We all would like to own a home with a water view or one of those homes built next to…

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Time is of the Essence in Housing Contracts

Barry van Heerden Residential Conveyancing

Anybody familiar with Queensland conveyancing knows that it is an essential term of the standard form REIQ contract that settlement…

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Exemptions for Foreign Buyers of Property in Australia

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

It is policy of the Australian Government that investment in residential real estate should increase Australia’s housing stock. Any proposal…

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What is Included in Your Purchase Contract?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

When agents are completing the inclusions/exclusions on a sale Contract or forwarding the instructions through to the Vendor’s solicitor to…

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Are the Queensland Floods affecting you – making you unable to complete settlement of your contract?

Charles Lethbridge Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

If you are buying or selling a home in Queensland you would be aware that ‘time is of the essence’…

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Management of a Duplex Home – By Barry van Heerden – Partner

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

It appears there are still quite a few owners of duplexes in Queensland who are unaware of the fact that…

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Buying an investment property – A few points to consider

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Check what is being built around the same area: New infrastructure projects can be beneficial or detrimental to the property…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers take legal action over death of boilermaker at North Queensland site

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers is taking legal action for a mining worker who suffered severe psychiatric injury as the first responder…

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Camp Hill murder-suicide a wake up call for judicial system: Family Law Special Counsel

Michael Twohill Family Law, General Legal

The Camp Hill murder-suicide is a wake up call for the judicial system to do more to protect families experiencing…

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Issues to consider when buying a dental practice – Property & Commercial Law

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

It is important to understand the issues relating to the purchase of a dental practice because a dental practice is…

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PODCAST: Families Forced to Take Legal Action Against Public Trustees

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

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

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers Appoint Family Law Special Counsel Michael Twohill to Expand Services at Kingscliff

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud to announce the appointment of a new and highly experienced Family Law Special Counsel to…

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For Real Estate Agents: Handy tips and real cases to safeguard your commission

Raphaelle Worrall General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

To safeguard your entitlement to commission on a property sale, ensure you follow these handy tips, writes Property Paralegal and…

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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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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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