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NSW 2 Lot Subdivisions

Did you know that in NSW a 2 lot subdivision is required to keep clear records, hold an AGM each year and report within 3 months of the AGM to Fair Trading and if you don’t you will get a please explain letter. In Victoria a 2 lot does not need to do anything BUT I...

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Caveats

How many of you know what is a caveat and what does it do. The good definition of a caveat is that it is an instrument when lodged at the titles office that can prohibit any person dealing with the land in question. Most times a caveat is used to protect a purchaser...

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Family Law Property Settlements

In the Family Law field where the parties have separated and want to settle their property interests there is a lot of Law on the subject but the primary get go is to gather all the information of the assets and liabilities of the parties to ensure there has been a...

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Drinking and Driving Anothers Car

DON’T LEND YOUR CAR because if you do and your friend gets caught drink driving at 0.10 you loose your car for 30 days and you have to pay the fine $600.00 to get it back The Herald Sun today 15th June 2015 writes: THOUSANDS of Victorians found boozed-up behind the...

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Employment contracts – restraint of trade?

Many employment contracts have restrictions on employees when they leave their employer and start working for a new employer in the same business. The law in Victoria is different from other states in that; what one would consider a valid agreement is read down to be...

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Drink and Drug driving there more…

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on some of Victoria’s most dangerous drivers who mix alcohol above the legal limit with illicit drugs and then get behind the wheel. Natalie Hutchins, Acting Minister for Roads and Road Safety, announced two new offences...

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Lease Law

Do you rent a commercial property as the Landlord or the Tenant you need to know the latest. VCAT has just issued a directive to advise that if a Landlord is required to make good issues with respect to their property because essential safety measures require fixing....

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Estate Planning

Where there’s a will there’s a way. I am often asked by people about the importance of doing their will and I always respond with the advice that even if you do not think that you own anything you must have  will. My will is important. Administration and Probate Act...

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No such thing as a simple will

A recent decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in Calvert v Badenach [2015] TASFC 8 is a good reminder for lawyers preparing wills that there is no such thing as a simple will.  The case concerned a professional negligence claim against a...

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