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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Potential Conveyancer

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Conveyancing is part of fulfilling legal requirements when ownership of a property changes, and so it's important to ensure you choose the right person/firm to handle your property transfer. Buying or selling property is a huge undertaking, and if done improperly, it could expose you to criminal or civil liability, not to mention losing your investment. This article highlights five questions to ask when vetting potential property solicitors. 1. What are your charges?

5 September 2017

Breaking up a Business: 3 Things You Need to Do

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If you have decided to stop working with a business partner so you can both continue with your separate ventures, there are a lot of things you need to sort out. In the course of going into business with someone, various agreements will have been made and legal documents signed. If you cannot agree on how to end these agreements, you may have no other option but to go to court.

4 August 2017

Charged with DUI: 3 Options

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If you have recently been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), you will be faced with important decisions. How you choose to proceed could have a profound impact on your life and the severity of any sentencing which takes place. Below is a guide to the different options you have when facing a DUI charge. Jury Trial If you believe you are innocent, or you believe that the evidence against you is very weak and circumstantial, you may wish to opt for a jury trial.

24 February 2017

How to Approach Compensation If You've Been Injured at Work

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Whenever you receive an injury, the experience can be particularly traumatic. It may be long-lasting and have a specific effect on how you live your life going forward. If you happen to have received that injury at work it can be particularly challenging, as it may affect your ability to earn a living and therefore pay your bills. What do you need to know about your rights in this situation?

17 January 2017

Can You Split Superannuation Following Separation?

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It can be difficult to determine "who gets what" in terms of property settlement following a separation, but it can be even more challenging to determine how to deal with superannuation. What do you need to know about "splitting" this? A Different Type of Asset Superannuation can definitely be considered as property and as such a part of the pool for negotiation following the separation. However, it is handled entirely separately and is a different "

18 November 2016

What You Can Do If Someone Harms Your Reputation in Public

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When you're in business you are by definition in the public eye. You're not going to shrink back into the shadows as this would be counterproductive, as you want people to talk about you. Yet sometimes that 'talk' gets nasty and other people may say something about you or your business that you feel harms your reputation. Do you have legal recourse? What Can You Do? The law allows you to protect your reputation should you feel that others have said things through publication that could cause negative consequences.

18 November 2016

Tips for Ensuring a Smooth and Successful Divorce Process

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If a marriage is not a bed of roses anymore, one partner may decide to opt out of the relationship and therefore file for divorce. When this happens, the other spouse is served with divorce papers, signaling the beginning of the end of the relationship. The problem with most couples is that they treat the divorce process as an opportunity to settle old scores. This only serves to prolong finalisation of cases, and it increases legal fees paid to lawyers.

17 November 2016

One of the Best Ways to Make Your Business More Profitable

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Business owners often spend a lot of time working out how to streamline their systems, how to make their products or services more valuable and how to slim down their expenses. Yet they often overlook one of the most challenging issues when it comes to overall profitability – their accounts receivable turnover. If this sounds like you, what should you be focusing on? Concentrating on Your Outstanding Credit The accounts receivable turnover is another name for the number of days that sales are outstanding in your business.

17 November 2016

What You Should Do If Your Car Accident Is Unusual

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If you've been involved in a car accident, it can be confusing, stressful and shocking. While many people will be unfortunate to find themselves in such a situation during their lifetimes, it's never easy to know what to do when it actually happens. Sometimes, however, unusual circumstances will make your particular car accident even more challenging and therefore even more confusing. If you come across one of these scenarios, what should you do?

17 November 2016

Product Defect? Do You Have Any Course Of Action Against The Manufacturer?

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In Australia, consumer law generally protects you if you buy certain products that turn out to have defects. Manufacturers have to comply with these laws in order to make available goods for sale in the first place. If you feel that you have been injured in some way, what recourse do you have? What's the Liability? Manufacturers, whether they make or assemble a product, import them into the country, use their own brand name or promote themselves as the manufacturer must stand behind their products in the marketplace.

16 November 2016