Legal Issues

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...

Tackling drink drivers

Did you know that new legislation was introduced in recent years to combat drink driving? For the past few years Courts have been able to...

Australia’s gambling culture

By the time you are reading this article, the winner of the race that stops the nation will have been decided and Australians will...

Helping your kids buy property

We often get enquiries from potential clients about how parents can assist their children to buy property by giving them money, while at the...

Law catches up with modern day problem

Most people consider sex to be somewhat of a taboo subject preferring not to discuss the topic publicly. With the advent of technology including smart...

Conveyancing to move with the times

Over the next 12 months, the way that conveyancing transactions have been completed for decades is due to change dramatically. New South Wales will be...

May madness for Weekender readers

We understand legal services can be expensive, so for the month of May, we have decided to give readers of the Weekender some great...

Big news in real estate and how it impacts you

The country’s primary provider of real estate deposit bonds, Deposit Power, no longer has a guarantor/underwriter. CBL Insurance, Deposit Power’s existing guarantor, is reported to...

Changes to the banking sector

This week’s column centres on the new payments platform which launched in Australia on Tuesday. While not exclusively a legal issue, the changes will have...

Quirky road rules you may not know about

Most of us know our mainstream road rules back to front. There are some other road rules in New South Wales that you might not...

Why DIY Will kits are dangerous

A lot of people die without a Will, which means that the division of their assets after they die is determined by legislation set...

Solving a moral dilemma

Every day we are fielding enquiries from people who wish to write Wills who have adult children and have entered into their second marriage. Typically...

Legal inconsistencies in same-sex marriage debate

The marriage equality debate is taking centre stage in mainstream media once again following the decision of Australian tennis great Margaret Court to boycott...

Why you need a Will today

We are running a promotion at Complete Legal & Conveyancing for the rest of April encouraging people to do something about their estate planning. If...

Creating a Will

Sometimes we like to get back to basics with these columns so this week we have decided to revisit the art of making a...