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Wills and Pets in NSW – How do I care for my cat or dog when I die?

Did you know that in Australia an estimated 63% of households have a pet. Whether this be a dog, cat, horse, fish, hermit crab or rabbit many families want to ensure that their pets are cared for in the event they were to pass away suddenly. However, the question that often arises is what is …

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Certificate of Titles Abolished

On the 11 October 2021 there will be two significant changes to property law:- All land dealings will need to be lodged electronically (paper dealings will no longer be accepted). All Certificate of Titles will be abolished, this is being referred to as “cessation day”. From the cessation day, all Certificate of Titles have no …

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Redundancy- What is it? What are my entitlements? What are my obligations?

What is a Redundancy? A redundancy is considered a ‘no fault termination’ because it does not arise as a result of any personal act or default by an employee. An employee’s termination will be characterised as a redundancy where is occurs by reason of the employer no longer wishing the job or position to be …

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Briefing an expert? Make sure your expert complies with the requirements of an expert witness

The Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) provides that evidence of an opinion is inadmissible (s.76(1)) except where the witness providing the opinion has specialised knowledge based on his or her training, study, or experience and the opinion provided is wholly or substantially based on that knowledge (s.79). In other words, opinion evidence is admissible if a …

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What are requisition on title?

Requisitions on title are essentially questions relating to the sale. They can include questions not addressed in the Contract i.e. if there are any disputes with neighbours about fencing. A request for requisitions, should be made within 21 days from the date of the Contract. Purchasers can make general and specific enquires about the property …

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Changes to the Code of Conduct

Introduction As set out in our February 2021 Update, the Government has amended the Franchising Code of Conduct. Background In November 2020, an exposure draft of the new Code was issued and feedback and consultation.  The amendments arose from the Government’s enquiry into “Fairness In Franchising” and subsequent report and recommendations (August 2020). The original …

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Bankruptcy Notices- Another win for our client

It is important to get the right help in trying to recover money that you are owed. One of the options available to recover a debt owed by someone is to issue a bankruptcy notice but it is important to have the correct details in it, how it is served and that the bankruptcy notice …

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What is Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process where a person is declared unable to pay their debts. The process of bankruptcy can either be voluntary or involuntary. A voluntary bankruptcy is where the person voluntarily enters into bankruptcy. An involuntary one is where a creditor – that is, a person who is owed money – seeks court …

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The Domestic Violence Register – What you need to know about the Registry

In 2015, New South Wales introduced the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, this is the first of it’s kind to be undertaken in Australia. The United Kingdom introduced a similar initiative some many years ago, it was known as “Clare’s Law”. ABS statistics identify that domestic violence very rarely occurs in isolation. It is the crime with the …

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An introduction to new the obligations under the Design and Building Practitioners Regulations 2021 (NSW)

The NSW Government has introduced a new suite of obligations on design and building practitioners. The new obligations are aimed at restoring consumer confidence and ensuring construction is compliant with building standards. The new obligations are governed by the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (Act) and the Design and Building Practitioners Regulations 2021 …

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