Sunday, August 1, 2021

Legal Issues

Explainer: Compulsory acquisition

In Penrith, we are witnessing a real-life production of ‘The Castle’ with the construction of the Badgery’s Creek Airport and unprecedented infrastructure investment in the area.

Explainer: Easements and restrictions

When you are thinking about buying a property it is important for you to understand whether or not there are any easements or restrictions as to uses that apply to the land.

Thinking about going into business with somebody?

Here's what you need to know.

A COVID-19 vaccine is coming, so what does the law say?

Debate continues to bluster along at breakneck speed as talk of a COVID-19 vaccine being available in early 2021 dominates headlines.

Explainer: What is ICAC?

ICAC explained in the wake of shock revelations from the Premier.

Advice for buyers and sellers as spring property season arrives

Thinking of buying or selling this spring?

Estate planning explained

What are estate planning documents and how do they work?

A strong property market makes for a strong community

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Why COVID-19 app concern is misplaced

The Federal Government has launched a contact tracing app called “COVID Safe” and is asking Australian citizens to download it, enter their details and keep the app activated to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

Consent orders in family law

The breakdown of a relationship can be one of the most difficult situations that a person can face, especially when it comes time to...

Employment law in the spotlight during Coronavirus crisis

Where do you stand during these incredible times?

Harsher consequences needed for fake news

In a world that demands freedom of the press, why aren’t there more consequences for fake news?

“You’ve been served!”: What it actually means

What the famous legal term actually entails in Australia.

What to do with abandoned property

We regularly get enquiries about what someone can do if another person has abandoned property in someone else’s possession or on someone else’s property.

Can someone with dementia make a Will?

We often get enquiries from people with family members who are in the twilight of their lives as to whether or not a person...

Beat the Christmas selling deadline

Daylight saving is upon us and with it a rapidly closing window to buy or sell a property in time for Christmas.

Buying property off the plan

The property market certainly has a spring in its step with property prices once again showing some encouraging growth, auction clearance rates high and lots of sale contracts coming across our desk.

Folau saga is not about religion

That Folau has hijacked the debate into a war about freedom of religion is clever, but misleading.

Folau can’t have his cake and eat it too

Professional sport in Australia is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to salacious headlines and legal disputes. Israel Folau has been sensationally...

Considering a franchise opportunity

We have recently had a spate of new enquiries about people considering entering into franchise agreements. When you enter into a franchise agreement you are...