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Posted by Dannielle Ford Criminal Law

The traffic offender intervention program

If you are going to Court for a drink or drug-driving matter in New South Wales, you might like to think about enrolling in the Traffic Offender Intervention Program. The program aims to reduce the likelihood of people re-offending and can affect the sentence the Court imposes. The program is run in Orange by the […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Conveyancing

Getting your priorities straight

A Priority Notice is an inexpensive and simple way of preventing new legal interests in land being registered prior to the registration of the relevant dealing on the title for land. You might have noticed we have to collect your passport, driver’s licence and other documents to satisfy the NSW verification of identity requirements. In […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Wills and Estates

When Gifts Fail

Although writing your own Will may seem easy enough, the law around Wills can be very complex. The doctrine of ademption refers to failure of specific gifts that have been referred to in a Will. For example, a specific gift may have been sold or given away during the Will-maker’s lifetime. In these cases, the […]

Posted by Aaron Suthers Business Law

Employee entitlements in business sales.

When negotiating to buy or sell a business, many people concentrate on the price for goodwill, plant and stock in trade, without considering the hidden cost of employee entitlements. With the extensive reach of the Fair Work Act, it is understandable that sellers assume that buyers will take on the obligation to pay leave and redundancy […]

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 […]

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