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The Pole Dance That Never Ends

Family Law January 9, 2014

The Pole Dance That Never Ends

Unfortunately the cloud of uncertainty that has been hanging over Family Lawyers who deal with Prenuptial Binding Financial Agreements continues with the news that the husband in the now infamous case of Wallace & Stelzer, which has become known as the pole dancer case, has asked the High Court for permission to appeal the latest decision made by the full bench of the Family Court. This case is one in…

Moving Into Your New Home?

Property Law November 14, 2013

Moving Into Your New Home?

1) Arrange for your insurance cover over the property. Most contracts for the sale of residential property include terms that the Buyer is responsible for taking out sufficient insurance cover over the property, with the insurance policy to commence from the Contract Date.  Although this step may seem like common sense, occasionally this will be forgotten about or delayed.  If you are a buyer reading this and have not yet…

Tweeting About Employment Law

Employment Law October 31, 2013

Tweeting About Employment Law

Social media and employment law have again been the focus of litigation in Australia. Michaela Banerji was a public servant in the Immigration Department. Ms. Banerji also operated a Twitter account, anonymously, upon which she posted comments, many of which were critical of Government Policy as well as individual Politicians. In proceedings before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Ms. Banerji, who was subject to disciplinary proceedings by her employer,…

Electronic Communication – Have You Kept the Appropriate Records

Business Law October 30, 2013

Electronic Communication – Have You Kept the Appropriate Records

The use of Email in particular has become a common practice for parties to a contract to communicate. Just because you have saved the email that you have sent, if it comes to litigation, have you kept the necessary records? In the Electronic Transactions Act (Qld) 2001 it provides that you must keep, in electronic form – The origin of the electronic communications; The destination of the electronic communication; When…

Family Law Accredited Specialist

Family Law October 17, 2013

Family Law Accredited Specialist

Aylward Game Solicitors are delighted to announce that our Partner Ian Field achieved the status of Accredited Specialist in Family Law. The status of Accredited Specialist is awarded by the Law Society following a rigorous process of exams and assessments which are conducted every two years. These exams and assessments are truly challenging. Our congratulations to Ian, and for any clients who require specialist family Law advice he can be…

A Good Conveyancer Can Save You Many Thousands of Dollars

Conveyancing Property Law October 16, 2013

A Good Conveyancer Can Save You Many Thousands of Dollars

Two recent cases which came before the Queensland Courts illustrate very well the vital importance of ensuring that the Conveyancer that you appoint to handle your property sale or purchase is an experienced and high quality practitioner. In the case of Filmana Pty Ltd & Ors –v- Tynan and Anor, at the heart of the dispute was the question of whether the contract for the sale of the property in…

Why Should I Review My Will

Wills and Estate Planning October 11, 2013

Why Should I Review My Will

Once we have completed a Will for a client we always advise them to keep the Will under regular review. There are numerous reasons why it might be necessary to amend the terms of your Will, perhaps the most obvious is simply that you change your mind about what you want to happen to your Estate. You may acquire more assets or you may sell some assets, you may wish…

A View on Property

Property Law September 19, 2013

A View on Property

Anyone buying or selling property in Queensland needs to be aware of the provisions of the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act. The affect of this Act is that anyone who owns a property is entitled to retain the view that exists at the time that they buy it. If that view subsequently becomes obstructed by a tree, on another property (which is more than 2.5 meters tall), then…

Would You Go Guarantor For Your Son or Daughter?

Property Law September 12, 2013

Would You Go Guarantor For Your Son or Daughter?

Congratulations, you paid off your home loan! Your children or child has all grown up and moved out. Now you're looking forward to your retirement. Now its time for your son or daughter to buy their first home or business or real expensive car and the bank will not lend them the money. They say they will not lend them the money unless they have a guarantor. Your son or…

Your Own Solicitor for Life or a One Time Offer

Conveyancing September 10, 2013

Your Own Solicitor for Life or a One Time Offer

When you have decided to buy a home or a house for investment purposes, you will need a conveyancing solicitor. Many people will simply google “Conveyancer” or “Conveyancing solicitor” which will see a large variety in the quality of results that this produces. There are solicitors who as well as attending to your conveyancing can also support you in a range of other legal areas. It can be a concern,…

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