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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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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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Statutory Demands Against Companies that Owe You Money – A 21 Day Turbo-charged Debt Collection Procedure!

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

If a company owes you money and you want to give them a no-nonsense kick in the behind to get…

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Where is the PRIVACY? Injured Claimants Subjected to Surveillance by DRONES!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

In Australia, citizens are loath to accept the increasing prevalence of cameras, surveillance, and new technologies that require the individual…

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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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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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Listeria Outbreak in Frozen Food Products

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

Attwood Marshall has successfully represented clients in the past who have suffered serious and debilitating complications arising from listeria infections….

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Who can bring a Family Provision Application?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

Not just anyone can bring a family provision application. Only certain categories of people defined under the legislation are eligible…

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What does the Court take into account when deciding whether or not to make an order for family provision?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

  Once eligibility is established, the legal test applied in family provision applications is, in summary, as follows: whether there…

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How does the Court determine whether someone was living in a de facto relationship with the deceased person?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

For a person to bring themselves within the meaning of a de facto spouse for the purpose of a family…

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WorkCover – workplace injury – compensation claim video by expert lawyer

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

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

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Funding for Environmental Upgrade – By Barry van Heerden – Senior Associate – Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Building owners now have the opportunity to do environmental upgrades to their buildings with local Councils providing security for any…

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Entitlement to Commission – Are you the effective cause of the Sale?

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

You have signed up a client to sell their property, your PAMDA Form 6 has been signed, you have your signs…

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Make sure you complete your PAMD Form 22a – Your commission may depend upon it!

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

A recent judgment of the District Court of Queensland in Brisbane (11 November 2010) has reiterated the strict way in…

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Handy Tips for Buying a Business

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

Thinking of leaving employment to buy your own business? Consider these useful tips as food for thought: Know what you…

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Ensuring your Bank will release your property in time for settlement

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

When you have entered into a contract to sell your property the next step is to contact the Bank or…

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A reminder of the PAMDA changes that came into effect on 1 October 2010

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

We receive many completed residential property sale contracts on a daily basis from real estate agents and many of those…

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Royal Inquiry into Queensland Flood

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

On 17 January 2011 Premier Anna Bligh announced an inquiry into Queensland’s flood disaster.  The inquiry will have the full…

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Residential Tenancies Act (NSW)

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

This new legislation commences on 31 January 2011 and introduces over 100 changes to the previous legislation. It is important…

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FIRB approval still relevant for foreigners buying property

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

1.  Starting Point All Contracts by foreign persons to acquire interest in Australian real estate must be made conditional upon…

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New Queensland Pool Safety Requirements

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

As of 1 December 2010 new pool safety provisions become law with immediate effect! The Building and Other Legislation Amendment…

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Residential Tenancies in New South Wales

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

It is prudent for property owners with a residential component to be aware of the new Residential Tenancy Act 2010…

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What is the difference between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Joint Tenancy Most couples own their principal place of residence as joint tenants. This means that if one person dies,…

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Equine Influenza Update (Oct 2009)

Jeff Garrett Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Equine Influenza Class Action, General Legal

The Statement of Claim filed on behalf of Wattlebrae Stud was served on the lawyers for the Commonwealth Government in…

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First Test Case issued in EI Class Action

Jeff Garrett Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Equine Influenza Class Action, General Legal

A Statement of Claim on behalf of historic Wattle Brae Stud has been filed in the Supreme Court of Queensland…

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Lawyers Race in for Flu Damages

Jeff Garrett Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Equine Influenza Class Action, General Legal

A Gold Cost law firm is preparing to launch a multi-million dollar class action against those found to be responsible…

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Equine Influenza class action confirmed: Hundreds of enquiries from six states

Jeff Garrett Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Equine Influenza Class Action, General Legal

A class action seeking compensation on behalf of hundreds of claimants across six states has been confirmed following release of…

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Standard Conditions of the NSW Contract – beware of strata adjustments when acting for a Purchaser

Rachel Godden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

When acting for a Purchaser of a strata property, it is generally assumed that outstanding strata levies will be paid…

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“Another Purchaser” Backfires on Agent – By Barry van Heerden – Senior Associate

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

“There is another Purchaser.  You will have to make an unconditional higher or better offer.” These were the words uttered…

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Are the Liabilities of De- Registered Company really “Dead and Buried”?

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

Often the advice to a client with a dormant company with outstanding liabilities is to voluntarily deregister the company, usually…

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Protection of the Goodwill and Client Base of your Business – By Zoë Brereton – Commercial Property Lawyer

Alina Derevyanko Business & Commercial, General Legal

One matter which can be critical to your business and is within your control is the protection of the goodwill…

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Landlords: Be careful how you increase your rent – by Barry van Heerden – Partner

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

All Leases contain rent review clauses which specify how the rent will be increased on each anniversary date of the…

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Secure your interest now! How will the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 affect you?

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

Personal Property as security for credit is an essential part of Australia’s economy. The law underpinning this is undergoing a…

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Funding for Environmental Upgrade – By Barry van Heerden – Senior Associate – Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Building owners now have the opportunity to do environmental upgrades to their buildings with local Councils providing security for any…

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Entitlement to Commission – Are you the effective cause of the Sale?

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

You have signed up a client to sell their property, your PAMDA Form 6 has been signed, you have your signs…

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New National Business Names Scheme

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal

A person must register a business name if they carry on a business or trade within Australia and are not…

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Make sure you complete your PAMD Form 22a – Your commission may depend upon it!

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

A recent judgment of the District Court of Queensland in Brisbane (11 November 2010) has reiterated the strict way in…

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Handy Tips for Buying a Business

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

Thinking of leaving employment to buy your own business? Consider these useful tips as food for thought: Know what you…

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Ensuring your Bank will release your property in time for settlement

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

When you have entered into a contract to sell your property the next step is to contact the Bank or…

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Self Managed Superannuation Funds borrowing to purchase property

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

1.The New Rules In September 2007 Section 67(4A) of the Superannuation Industry Supervision Act was amended to allow Self-Managed Superannuation…

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NSW budget slashes stamp duty

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

The New South Wales Government is abolishing stamp duty for dwellings purchased off the plan. The tax cut is the…

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Boost to the Queensland First Home Owners Grant to $11,000

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

Anna Bligh today announced a boost to the First Home Owners Grant for new build homes in the regions, adding…

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NSW first home owner grant cap changes

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

The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 was introduced into Parliament on 9 March. The Bill will amend the…

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NSW Stamp Duty Discount

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

SAVE 50% OFF STAMP DUTY ON ANY NEW HOME PURCHASED The NSW Housing Acceleration Plan (HCAP) ends on 1 July…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers – 2014 Bat out of Hell Handicap

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have been major sponsors of the Gold Coast Turf club and proud sponsors of the Bat out of Hell Quality…

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Business Succession and Related Issues (Part 1 of Our Business Succession Series)

Barry van Heerden General Legal

  By Barry van Heerden A recent study of 570 family businesses has revealed only 30% of businesses had any…

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Receive Your Commission Sooner

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Register your bank account details with Attwood Marshall Lawyers, and we will deposit your commission cheques for you following settlement….

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LIKE US TO WIN ATTWOOD MARSHALL LAWYERS CAULFIELD CUP RACE DAY TICKETS – SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2013

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are very proud to sponsor Caulfield Cup Day at the GCTC and entertain our guests and staff….

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Attwood Marshall Support Red Cross Wills Day

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Since 2003, Attwood Marshall Lawyers have been proudly supporting the Red Cross Wills Day across the Gold Coast and Tweed…

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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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Greedy Relatives Ripping Off Retirees

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Angela Harry Human Rights Commission says top tip for protecting assets is getting independent legal advice! The issue of…

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Important Changes to Retirement Village Legislation

Barry van Heerden General Legal

New South Wales Government Delivers New Standard Contract for Retirement Villages On April 26th 2013, Anthony Robert, the Minister for Fair…

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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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Estate Planning issues for transition to aged care clients

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Like most things in life, the important jobs can sometimes be overshadowed by the menial and estate planning is no…

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Residential Aged Care – Are you ready?

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

In this two part podcast series, Penny Pettigrew from Oculus Financial Solutions demystifies the transition from home or hospital into…

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