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Steps to Avoid or Mitigate a Professional Negligence Claim – Commercial Litigation

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Detailed legal tips for professionals on how to avoid or mitigate a professional negligence claim, by Commercial Litigation solicitor Georgia…

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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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Total and Permanent Disablement (‘TPD’) claim – Can insurers use your social media posts as evidence? – Compensation Law

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Can insurers use your social media posts as evidence? Yes! Attwood Marshall Lawyers encourage clients to deactivate social media accounts…

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Total and Permanent Disablement (‘TPD’) – What is a TPD benefit? How do I make a TPD claim? – Compensation Law

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Compensation Law

It is likely you have recently seen advertisements about ‘TPD’ or ‘super claims’, but what is Total and Permanent Disablement…

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Demerara wins 2019 Attwood Marshall Lawyers Silk Stocking

Jeff Garrett General Legal

The Attwood Marshall Lawyers $150,000,00 Silk Stocking listed race lived up to expectations despite the heavy track with the James…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers sponsor iconic Silk Stocking at 2019 Gold Coast Cup Race Day

Jeff Garrett General Legal

PHOTO: Attwood Marshall Lawyers Legal Practice Director, Jeff Garrett, congratulates 2013 winning Silk Stocking jockey Damian Browne. THE Attwood Marshall…

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Expert Blog Part 1 – Buying or Selling a Dental Practice – Property Law

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

In the buying or selling a dental practice, there are many critical legal issues parties should consider. In this Expert…

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3P Partners Pty Ltd & Quikfund telco scam: an update

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Scammed by Quikfund or related Telecommunication/Finance Companies? Here is the latest update, writes Commercial Litigation lawyer Georgia Taylor. Quikfund Scam…

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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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Deception, misconduct and legal implications – Property Law – Partner, Barry van Heerden

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

IT SEEMS innocent enough. Telling a buyer there is someone else ‘interested’ in the same property they just signed a…

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Commercial property to surge with Gold Coast Airport $370m expansion – Property Law – Law Graduate, Andrea McGarry

Andrea McGarry General Legal, Property Law

The commercial property market is set to surge nearby the Gold Coast Airport’s $370m expansion and Attwood Marshall Lawyers are…

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Deadly combustible cladding triggers new laws in Qld – Commercial Litigation – Solicitor Charles Lethbridge

Charles Lethbridge General Legal

With new legislation to crack down on non-complaint buildings across Queensland, it is critical to check if your building is at…

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Queensland Landholder Duty to apply from 1 July 2011 – By Christine Martin

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

Queensland has announced that its land rich duty model will be replaced with a Landholder Duty Model from 1 July…

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New South Wales & Queensland (Gold Coast Lawyers) – Office of State Revenue Forms By Jacinta Bennett – Property Paralegal

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

Why it is important to complete them correctly? The Office of State Revenue (OSR) is a government organisation that administers…

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Attwood Marshall congratulates our newest partner Barry van Heerden

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

We’re delighted to announce that Barry van Heerden has received a well-deserved promotion from senior associate to partner here at…

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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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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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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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Equine Influenza Update (April 2010)

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

Further and better particulars of the defence as per document filed in the Supreme Court on 1st April 2010 (click…

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Telecommunications Class Action

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Is yours one of the thousands of Australian businesses that has fallen prey to an equipment rental scam in recent…

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Equine Influenza Update (Jan 2010)

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

The Plaintiff’s Request for Further and Better Particulars of the Defence (click link below) was filed in the Supreme Court…

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Equine Influenza Update (Dec 2009)

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

The Commonwealth Government has now filed its Defence and requested further particulars of the statement of claim. We have provided…

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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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Queensland Landholder Duty to apply from 1 July 2011 – By Christine Martin

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

Queensland has announced that its land rich duty model will be replaced with a Landholder Duty Model from 1 July…

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New South Wales & Queensland (Gold Coast Lawyers) – Office of State Revenue Forms By Jacinta Bennett – Property Paralegal

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

Why it is important to complete them correctly? The Office of State Revenue (OSR) is a government organisation that administers…

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Attwood Marshall congratulates our newest partner Barry van Heerden

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

We’re delighted to announce that Barry van Heerden has received a well-deserved promotion from senior associate to partner here at…

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What can the Consumer, Tenancy and Trading Tribunal (CTTT) do for you?

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

The CTTT provides an informal low cost service where consumers can resolve disputes between consumers and traders and tenants and…

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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

Attwood Marshall 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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Queensland Government refuses to Licence Conveyancers in Queensland

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

The Queensland Treasurer, Andrew Fraser, has confirmed that the state government will not allow licensed conveyancers to operate in Queensland….

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Sellers in QLD required to produce swimming pool safety certificates

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

An amendment to the Building Act 1975 Qld was introduced into Parliament last week which will require a seller of…

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Creating a Life Interest or Right to Occupy

Donna Tolley 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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SMSF Borrowing – important changes effective 7 July 2010

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

The changes are made by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Act 2010. The highlights of the changes to the law…

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Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 affects all commercial property in QLD

Andrea McGarry Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

New disclosure obligations came into effect on 1 July 2010 by the enactment of the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act…

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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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‘In Fear For My Life’: Road Rage Victim Shares His Story

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

    LEFT for dead on the side of a road, Kingscliff father, Joel Harry, suffered lifelong injuries after he…

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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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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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WorkCover: Butcher Punched in the Head by Co-worker Paid $585,000 Compensation

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

In a key Workers Compensation case, a butcher has been paid $585,000 in damages after being brutally bashed at work, despite previously warning supervisors that the co-worker who attacked him...

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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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Inter Family Loan Agreements – the Legal Loophole allowing Kids to Rip Off their Parents !

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Senior Associate and Commercial Litigation Lawyer Charles Lethbridge discusses the importance of why you should document and properly formalise inter…

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Australia says YES to Same Sex Marriage – What about the legal issues?

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

Legal issues arising from historic ‘YES’ vote and same sex marriage legislation – Senior Associate and senior family lawyer Hayley…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers Sponsor Hollindale Stakes on Prime Minister`s Cup Day at the Gold Coast Turf Club

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Horse Racing Law

IT’S SOMEWHAT WINS THE GROUP 2 HOLLINDALE STAKES IN A 1ST FOR TRAINER DARREN BEADMAN AND GODOLPHIN We all know…

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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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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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