Power of Attorney Abuse

A Power of Attorney is a legal document authorising a person to act for you and make binding decisions on your behalf.  Unfortunately, a Power of Attorney is also prone to abuse. A Power of Attorney is usually prepared: to facilitate and complete transactions when you are unavailable to do so, for example, while travelling; […]

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Benefits of Mediation in Commercial Disputes

Lawyers are often stereotyped as being interested in prolonging an expensive Court action, more often the opposite is true. In this article, we set out some of the benefits of mediation in commercial disputes. Lawyers know that Court cases are expensive and the results are often uncertain. Lawyers interested in preserving long-standing relationships with their […]

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Marriage, Divorce and your Will – What you need to know

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About half of all Australians don’t have a valid Will. Of those who do, many put their Will away in the bottom drawer of their filing cabinet and never think of it again. But making a Will is not a once in a lifetime task. Rather, it’s something that needs to be reconsidered and perhaps […]

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Does your business have a Will?

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Most people recognise the importance of having a Will to determine how their estate is to be distributed to loved ones when they pass away. However, if you’re a partner in a business or a shareholder of a company, having a succession plan for your business is equally important. Think about what may happen to […]

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Investigating Employee Misconduct

Employee misconduct investigation is quickly becoming more common in the workplace today as employers and managers seek to quickly resolve internal strife. However, the investigation of misconduct in the workplace remains a difficult task for employers. It is not in any employer’s interests to leave these issues unresolved as they can turn into very damaging […]

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Why it’s a Bad Idea to Write Your Own Will

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It’s relatively easy to find a free DIY Will template on the internet, and fairly cheap to buy a Will “kit” from a newsagent or online. There are also websites that have “data collectors” that take your information and create a Will for you, seemingly without any legal expertise required. So, is it really a […]

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What is Elder Abuse And What to Do About It

Friday, 15 June 2018 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This annual event acknowledges the prevalence of elder abuse, educates communities and individuals to recognise the signs, and encourages loved ones and victims to speak up and seek support and assistance. So, what is elder abuse and what can you do about it? What is […]

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Top 6 Power of Attorney Questions

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A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person (the Attorney), the legal authority to act for you and to make certain legally binding decisions on your behalf. Below are 6 top questions dealing with Powers of Attorney. 1. When is a Power of Attorney particularly useful? to relieve yourself of […]

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3 Things You Should Know about an Agreement to Lease

An Agreement to Lease is used prior to a commercial lease being signed in circumstances where there are things to be done before the landlord can give the tenant exclusive possession of the premises. An Agreement to Lease sets out each party’s rights and obligations and all of the requirements that must be satisfied prior […]

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Electronic Signatures: Benefits, Risks, and a Cautionary Tale

Ray Tomlinson is credited with inventing email as far back as 1972, however, if anyone had suggested back then that, in less than 40 years, email and electronic signatures would be widely accepted as a way of transacting business, their comments would almost certainly have been met with a fair amount of scepticism. However, this is […]

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