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High Court Ruling Affects Apartment Owners

A High Court presiding over building deficiencies in a multimillion-dollar apartment complex in Chatswood sets to make it difficult for owners to search for legal compensation for substandard apartments. A recent ...

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How to Help your Solicitor – Getting the best use of us here at PTW Law

A successful solicitor/client relationship requires cooperation on both sides. There are various things you can do to help your solicitor. Give full and clear instructions To represent your interests successfully your solicitor ...

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Asylum Seekers – The Consequences

Immigration minister Scott Morrison introduced the Mitigation Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill in response to a High Court decision that ruled invalid his move to cap the number of protection visas at ...

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Privacy Breach: 254,000 Australian Online Dating Profiles Hacked

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found that Cupid Media Pty Ltd (Cupid) breached the Privacy Act 1988 by failing to take reasonable steps to secure the personal information ...

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Applying for a TFN? Simple!

Trying to maximise your deductions may be the main challenge faced by Australian taxpayers, but it certainly isn’t the only one. Among other tax-related tasks perhaps the two most basic ...

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Capital Gains Tax – Time is ticking

It is often assumed that simply living in a dwelling even for a short period of time will entitle you to an exemption from CGT. This is because you may ...

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What is an Enduring Guardian?

An enduring guardian is a substitute decision-maker of your choice with legal authority to make health and lifestyle decisions on your behalf if needed, such as where you may live, ...

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What is a Power of Attorney? (NSW)

A Power of Attorney is as important for life planning as making a Will. Many people prepare a Will but do not give the same consideration to appointing an attorney ...

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What is a Will? (NSW)

  A Will is a legal document that should be prepared by a lawyer clearly sets out your wishes for the distribution of your assets after your death. Having a clear, ...

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Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)

What is a PPSR? It is an online register introduced on 30 January 2012 that protects your business when buying, selling or leasing out property including valuable goods, stock, vehicles, machinery, ...

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Surrogacy Law in Australia

As the social fabric of Australia is ever-changing, family law has its work cut out for it in keeping up! Advances in modern technology has meant there are now many options ...

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Plans For Small Business Owners When Key People Are Out of Action

Small business owners adhere to insurance policies to protect their assets and premises, although this fails to cater for dangerous business risks such as losing key people. This can include illness, ...

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Fixed Rates “to lock or not to lock”

What to consider by way of finance when it comes to conveyancing With fixed rates just about bottomed out, there has been a constant eye observing the fixed rate space with ...

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Strata Law Revolution

New bylaws allowing pets in units, curbing smoking on apartment balconies and preventing the installation of noisy timber and tiled floors are among the changes in the biggest overhaul of ...

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Business Insurance for IT. Even though you’ve paid the premium, are you covered?

Lost laptops, website hacking & other cyber hazards Business insurance policies cover tangible assets including the cost of replacing a lost or stolen computer. However, computers store vital information needed to ...

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Parenting Orders & Overseas Travel with Kids

At this time of the year we receive numerous enquiries from our family law client’s about the forthcoming long summer school holidays.  It is common knowledge that Australians love to ...

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Duties of Executive and Non Executive Directors

Directors of Companies Directors of companies whether public or private have various responsibilities towards their companies, breach of which may not only be detrimental to those companies and their shareholders but ...

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The Best Interests of the Child

Some of you may have heard the expression in family law “the paramount consideration of the Court when making parenting orders is what is in the best interest of the ...

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Probate Law in Australia can be straight forward and simple

Prior to the ability for assets to be distributed to third parties, including to the beneficiaries, a Grant of Probate may have to be applied for by the Executor. This is ...

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ATO’s New Powers To Pursue Directors Personally

Given the influx in director enquiries we have received recently, we thought it vital to blog this issue for your information. You may be aware that the Australian Financial Review, recently confirmed reports ...

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Domestic Violence and Family Law

One of the consequences of practicing as a solicitor in the family law area is that often we hear, regrettably, of conduct where children and family members are exposed to ...

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