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FAQ on Estate Planning

While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I die” as being on their “most wanted things to do” list in reality, this is something that should be on all our “must do” lists. Proactively planning for...

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Selling a House – The Conveyancing Process Explained

Selling a home is usually an emotional and stressful time and can become a costly process if mistakes are made. A qualified lawyer or conveyancer can simplify the procedure and limit the risks involved. In this article, we look at the steps which a lawyer will take...

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Choosing a Business Structure

There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and company. The choice of business structure is an important decision...

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Defending a claim against a deceased’s Will

An executor is the person appointed to manage the administration of an estate when a Will-maker (testator) dies. Similarly, an administrator will be appointed by the Court if the testator dies intestate (without making a Will). As the official Legal Personal...

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Top 6 tips when making a workplace injury claim

If you have been injured at work an experienced lawyer can advise you of your rights and help you to claim workers compensation. The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) regulates and administers the workers compensation system in New South Wales. This is a...

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GST and Residential Property Transactions

The responsibility for remitting Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) generally falls on the party making the ‘supply’. In a property transaction, this has traditionally meant the vendor or developer (supplier), unless the contract...

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The perils of not making a Will

What do Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Stieg Larsson and Robert Homes a Court all have in common? You would be forgiven for thinking, not much. But in fact they do—all six died intestate which means, they died without...

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Public liability claims in NSW

Many people do not realise that they may be entitled to compensation after sustaining injuries that are included in what is described as a ‘public liability’ claim. If you have sustained a personal injury in a public place like a shopping...

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Preparing for your purchase – steps to get market ready

Ready to start looking for that dream home or perfect investment? Many of our clients, particularly first-time home buyers, come to us in the early stages of their purchase bewildered with the long string of sales negotiations and the conveyancing process in general....

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