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Posted by Dannielle Ford Criminal Law

How to write a character reference letter for court

If you are appearing in Court for a criminal matter, a character reference can help the Court to appreciate your situation and give context to the reason you committed the offences. A number of people can provide you with a character reference and they don’t have to know you in a professional capacity. We suggest […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Wills and Estates

Where there’s a Will…

The Succession Act 2006 (NSW) provides that certain people, including a spouse and children of a deceased person are eligible to make a claim that provision (or in some cases further provision) ought to have been made from the estate of the deceased. The Court must consider whether the applicant has been left with inadequate […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Conveyancing

New requirements imposed by The Land & Property Information NSW (LPI)

The Land & Property Information NSW (LPI) has imposed new requirements for lawyers and conveyancers to take reasonable steps to identify clients when acting on their behalf in a property transaction in New South Wales. This requires us to conduct a face-to-face interview with our clients and view certain identification documents. In order for us […]

Posted by Aaron Suthers Wills and Estates

Your will is not a good weekend DIY project

The desire to save money on legal fees is completely understandable, particularly given the wealth of information available on the internet for those who prefer to DIY. There are times, though, when DIY can cost you a great deal more than you save. In my experience, the use of will kits it a prime example.  Apparently, it also […]

Posted by Aaron Suthers Family Law

There is a lot to be said for sensible compromise

Two recent decisions throw the problems faced by people going to our Family Courts seeking justice into sharp relief. In the first, a matter of Hall v. Hall, the High Court dealt with a matter where the decision on appeal was not delivered for 8 months, saying: “It is an objective of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) reflected […]