Wills: Everything you need to know

Securing estates can be daunting for many people, with complex language and strict legal requirements. We’re here to simplify the process, and ensure that when you die your wishes are protected. Having a clear, legally valid and up-to-date Will is the best way to help ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to […]

Can I prepare my own Will?

The precise wording of a Will is a specialised and important legal task. The ordinary meaning of words is not necessarily the same as their legal meaning. Ambiguous wording is extremely common in home-made Wills and may result in substantial cost and delay in having the Supreme Court resolve the ambiguity. Therefore, preparing a your […]

Conveyancing: Do I choose a Conveyancer or Solicitor?

When transferring ownership of a property, property experts and experienced conveyancing teams handle all the legal aspects for you. Good solicitors will regularly keep you updated in the process. Solicitors have detailed knowledge in property law but can also advise on general law such as tax implications or how a sale can affect a family law matter. […]

When should I update my Will?

Your Will expresses your wishes at a particular point in time. It is advisable to regularly review your Will as your circumstances change so that it accurately reflects your current wishes. Situations where you may want to update your Will include: New people need to be named in your Will A person in the Will […]

We are now subscribed for PEXA

What is PEXA and e-conveyancing? PEXA stands for Property Exchange Australia. It is an online electronic lodgement network which enables solicitors and conveyancers to conduct e-conveyancing via an online portal. E-Conveyancing essentially minimises the manual processes and paperwork associated with property settlement by enabling solicitors, conveyancers and financial institutions to transact together online in real […]

Contract Law; Penalties, Unconscionable Conduct and Unfair Contract Terms

INTRODUCTION At common law and in equity there are legal principles usually protecting the perceived weaker party to a transaction or from oppressive or unfair contract terms. This includes the prohibition, for example, against penalties, unconscionable conduct or other unfair contract terms. This publication will subsequently explore, to some degree, penalties, unconscionable conduct and unfair […]

A Trustee’s Duty To Invest

Where a Trustee has a duty to invest, there are certain legal requirements placed on them. Interestingly, it is not too uncommon to find that a Trustee is not fully aware of their obligations to invest or alternatively are unsure what they can invest in. THE DUTY TO INVEST In Adamson v Reid (1880) 6 […]