Tag Archive: lawyers

Tiny House Dispute

February 20, 2020

We seem to be attracting building disputes at the moment. I am helping one lady who bought a couple of “tiny houses”, one to live in and one to rent out. She recently went to sell them, but the buyer...

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Lots of Litigation

January 23, 2020

We are flat out at the moment with: A major Supreme Court matter with a hearing next week; A district court and a magistrates court hearing tomorrow; and 2 arbitrations with relatively short time tables, … all running at once!...

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Building Arbitration

January 16, 2020

We have two building arbitration’s running at the moment which are keeping us very busy. We get a skewed view on life as lawyers, since we see a lot of building non-compliance issues and failure to comply with the National...

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Wills with Tax Benefits

December 5, 2019

We have been finalising wills for a couple with a large combined estate, however, the wife will not have much in her estate if she pre-deceases her husband, because most of her assets are in super. We have worded her...

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Intellectual Property Dispute

November 7, 2019

Kellie has been working on a breach of confidentiality and trade restraint case this week. With the help of Steve Edwards, we have found evidence of confidential information being sent to a competitor of our client by an employee, and...

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YouTube Copyright Dispute

September 26, 2019

This week we received an enquiry about a breach of copyright. Our  client claims to own the copyright in several documentaries which have been posted on YouTube At least 3 individuals have posted films on YouTube without permission. There have...

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Heritage Commercial Property Sub-Lease

September 12, 2019

This week I’ve been helping a client negotiate a sub-lease of a heritage-listed commercial property. I am a bit concerned because the landlord is somewhat notorious. However, my client feels that he is in a reasonably strong position, partly because...

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Dispute Over Unpaid Invoices

September 5, 2019

I received a call during the week from the daughter of a gentleman who has taken out his own summons in the Magistrates Court, chasing over $62k in unpaid invoices. A trial is listed for April, but various orders have...

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Guardianship and Administration Order

September 4, 2019

What to do when a loved one has Alzheimer’s and is incapable of looking after themselves or making decisions: You would need to obtain a Guardianship and Administration Order to appoint you or another trusted individual as their guardian and...

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Speedy Settlement

August 29, 2019

An old client came to us last week seeking independent advice on loan contract, guarantees and mortgages being given as security for a loan. The deal involved borrowing just over $175k for 6 months, but only receiving $150k after application...

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