“Who should I choose … a solicitor or a conveyancer?”

If you are buying or selling property, you’ll need legal advice – and you’ll need it early. If you are selling a property, you will need a Contract of Sale before your agent can begin marketing your property. If you are purchasing a property, you should ask your legal advisor to check the Contract of…

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Injured yourself in a fall? You may be entitled to compensation

A fall is always startling, a little embarrassing and very distressing if you have hurt yourself badly. That’s one of the reasons we all have a legal responsibility to protect each other from foreseeable harm. It’s called a Duty of Care and it means individuals and organisations are obliged to provide a safe environment. If…

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Letters of Administration – What’s the Process When a Loved One Dies Without a Will?

Letters of Administration is a legal document issued by the Supreme Court of NSW when: A person dies intestate (i.e. without a Will) Has a Will but none of their nominated executors are alive or able to act as executor The purpose of Letters of Administration is to appoint an administrator to collect, manage and…

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Superannuation and Disability Claims

When we enter the workforce following school, trade school, or university, we immediately start contributing to our superannuation fund. Commonly referred to as our ‘nest-egg’, superannuation is a lump sum of money that pays for our retirement. As we inevitably edge closer to retirement age, we all want our nest egg to be as large…

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Wills, Probate and What to do About the Assets of a Loved One When They Pass.

When a family member or loved one passes away, the last thing you want to think about are the legal steps required to execute their Will. Wills can be a somewhat complex matter to navigate, so familiarising yourself with the process as early as possible, Will save you a lot of stress later. Before anything,…

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Claiming Compensation for Motor Vehicle Accidents

Have you ever been involved in an accident or do you know of someone that has? A few scratches and dents on the bumper may be common but unlike those that result in all but a bruised ego, some motor vehicle accidents can have devastating effects that can be quite traumatic for all parties involved….

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Fall at Restaurant Client Secures Compensation Payout

Our client attended a local restaurant with family members one evening.  Having had an extremely pleasant dinner, our client and her family were leaving the restaurant.  As our client walked along, her feet shot out from under her and she crashed to the floor in a “splits” position.  In extreme pain, an ambulance was called…

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How is unpaid debt handled when a person dies?

It is an occurrence that happens more often than not – a person passes away and leaves unpaid debts behind. For the next of kin that is left behind, they often wonder what happens with these obligations. This often depends on the type of debt and certain laws. The estate of a deceased person, being…

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Immigration Law Expert Submits Successful Health Waiver for 457 Visa Holder

Andrew Woo (Lawyer and Migration Agent) discusses challenges associated with health waiver cases which can be often complex and discretionary, reflecting on his own experience. His recent case in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal is a good example demonstrating not only that engaging an expert to prepare a health waiver submission does not always lead to…

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Family Law for Dads

There’s a stigma that dad’s don’t get a fair go when it comes to family court. Most people think that the female spouse gets more entitlements and advantages. This can be frustrating, and heartbreaking for fathers who are staring down a long, drawn-out court case so they can fight for custody or the entitlements of…

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