Over recent years the NSW Government has legalised the sale and use of Medicinal Cannabis. Supporters of these changes believe this is an important step
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Can I add my spouse or family member’s name to a contract after exchange of contracts? How to avoid paying double stamp duty …
A Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Land becomes binding when the counterpart copy of the Contract signed by the Vendor is exchanged with
A Family Provision Act claim (FPA claim) is one of the main ways to challenge a Will. To make this sort of claim, a person
A Will is a legal document which sets out how you as the Will-maker (“the Testator”) want your assets to be dealt with after you
An Executor is someone who is appointed in a Will to take on certain responsibilities when the will-maker (known as the “Testator”) dies. Those responsibilities
There are a few different ways to challenge a Will, one of the main ways is by making what is known as a family provision
One of the ways to challenge a Will is to make what is called a Family Provision Act claim (FPA claim). Only particular people known
There are a few steps involved in obtaining a commercial lease, one of the first steps for the Tenant (known as the “Lessee”) once they
Selling or buying a property can be very daunting and is probably one of the most stressful things you can do in life. So, it
My parent has lost capacity and an application has been made to the NCAT Guardianship Division to appoint a Financial Manager & a Guardian …
The Tribunal – Where a person loses capacity without having previously prepared a private Enduring Power of Attorney or an Appointment of Enduring Guardian, an
My Parents Need An Enduring Power of Attorney & An Appointment of Enduring Guardian My Parents Need An Enduring Power of Attorney & Appointment of
How does Covid 19 affect Commercial or Retail Leases? Non-payment of rent would ordinarily amount to a breach of the Lease by a tenant (“Lessee”)
Family Law Time Limits are important dates provided for in the Family Law Act. We are often asked ‘what are the time limits in Family
Thinking of buying of the plan?. Buying a property can be a confusing process, even more so when it involves an off the plan contract.
We have many people ask us ‘Can a Will be invalid because of “suspicious circumstances”? There is a “presumption of law” that a Will is
Acting as an Executor is a very important role. So what is an Executor – An Executor is a person who you appoint in your
How do assets pass to beneficiaries of an estate if both owners of jointly owned property die at the same time?
So how do assets pass to Beneficiaries when both owners die? Property that is owned by two or more people can be owned in two
So what happens when your child dies and you are in dispute over his estate?. Peter and Jenny had a child, Matthew, but later separated
Consumers who suffer distress and disappointment due to tourism providers and holiday package operators failing to deliver on their contractual promises to supply pleasure and relaxation could soon face more claims following the decision of the Moore v Scenic Tours Pty Ltd  HCA 17 (24 April 2020)
Have you made a Will? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you died without a Will? Research indicates about 1 in 2 Australian
The Duties Act, 1997 (NSW) provides that full ad valorem stamp duty is payable on a “Declaration of Trust”. Double stamp duty can be avoided,
The use of a Bare Trust by a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) to borrow money and purchase assets
SMSF’s are becoming more and more popular and many SMSF Trustees are looking to purchase real estate as part of the superannuation fund investment strategy.
People often buy property together. When purchasing property with another person, such as a spouse, family member or business partner, you have the option to
Elder abuse is of matter of increasing concern. It can take many forms, with financial abuse being the most common form dealt with by lawyers.
It is often no understood that in considering a family provision claim (challenging a Will or intestate Estate), the Court can also make orders to
You’ve found your dream home and agreed on a price with the Vendor! What happens next? Step 1 Provide the Agent with your solicitor’s details
When buying a home there are several tips to choosing a great Real Estate Agent. Firstly you should make sure that your Real Estate Agent
If you die without leaving a valid Will, things can be much more complicated than if you die leaving a Will. It is important to
What happens if your homemade Will does not comply with the legal formalities required for a valid Will?
Everyone should make a Will, even if they do not have any money or property at the time they prepare it. A Last Will and
Public Liability Claim – You may not believe this to be a true story but the story of the pork chop compensation claim is as
When clients who are going through a separation first arrive at our offices, they usually have a percentage figure in mind, but a formal offer
A community representative in a Scandinavian country has recommended to his Council that workers should be allowed to go home for an extended lunch break
‘Stealthing’ is a term that has been coined by Alexandra Brodsky in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law to describe a scenario where a
Workers Compensation! – Did you know that 28% of Australians are classified as obese (and a further 36% classified as overweight). Obesity is now one
The distinction between professional and personal life is becoming increasingly blurred after some recent decisions handed down by the Fair Work Commission. One of these
The NSW State Government has announced plans to adopt the main recommendations of the Callinan Review handed down in September 2016. That review focused on the
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently determined two cases regarding the banning of religious dress in the workplace, specifically, Islamic headscarves. The first case
MEDIA RELEASE Brazel Moore Compensation Lawyers, have taken on insurance giant NRMA and come up trumps. Peter Moore, a Central Coast Lawyer specialising in Compensation Law,
The Queensland State Government has finally followed several other states around Australia and abolished the so-called “gay panic” defence to murder as part of a
Some grandparents only see their grandchildren at crowded school events or from the sideline at sporting occasions. In Australia, grandparents have legal rights to approach
Once you are separated there are time limits for seeking assistance from the Court in property matters only. Parenting matters can be bought to the
We acted for a person, lets call her Gwen, who was employed as a Senior Youth Worker by an organisation that provided Emergency Accommodation Services
Under the Family Law Act, when a separated couple needs to have their property split, one of the steps in the process is assessing the
In a recent case before the NSW Supreme Court, an adult grandchild made an application that her grandmother lacked testamentary capacity at the time she
On Thursday 23 February, 2017 the Fairwork Commission issued it’s long awaited findings on proposed cuts to Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates and if
Not only is it very important to think carefully about making your Will and who you want to gift your estate assets to, it is
If you are unlucky enough to be in the Family Law system, the Court process can be quite daunting. The first court date usually occurs
A Sydney teenager is suing several media outlets including the Daily Mail, Sydney’s Daily Telephone and the Australian Radio Network after his ‘striking mullet haircut’
An Arbitrator can decide on your property settlement and the award is binding on each party. It is a faster and more cost-effective way of
The NSW Government has brought in further amendments to the Road Transport Act, 2013 which means that from 1 December, 2016, P1 and P2 licence
Patricia (not the client’s real name) received $45,000 after she slipped in a pool of vomit injuring herself.
For a Will to be invalid as a result of undue influence there must be more than an opportunity to exert, or a suspicion of,
A recent landmark decision has been handed down in the Workers Compensation Commission. A Government employee died of a hear attach whilst at a work
In 2012, the NSW workers compensation system was overhauled resulting in drastic changes to benefits available to injured workers. However, not all workers were affected
People sometimes complain, occasionally with good reason, about questionable behaviour by their partner during the relationship. Things like abuse of alcohol, drugs, gambling, squandering of
The Herald Sun has recently reported of a Victorian man’s victory in Ringwood Magistrate’s Court against the Victorian branch of the Australian Scrabble Players Association
According to the latest figures from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, NSW Courts issued 26,491 Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) in 2014.
Dealing with children’s living and care arrangements by agreement
9News have today reported on a British man posing as a police officer. The man was caught when he stopped a real police officer for
First Home Owners Grant (New Home) – (FHOG)
Malicious prosecution is a civil wrong which enables a person who was the subject of unreasonable and unjustified court proceedings (usually criminal) to seek compensation
Family Provision Claims may be able to be made against an Estate even where it seems there are no Estate assets…
Family Provision claims are about challenging a Will and have nothing to do with the Family Law Act.
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence you could be entitled to compensation …
but strict time limits apply … If you have been injured because of some else’s negligence at work; in a motor vehicle accident; on
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