Know Your Rights in a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries and financial hardship. It’s essential to be aware of your compensation rights, if you are involved in an accident that was not your fault. The claim process for motor vehicle accidents can be frustrating and confusing. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the various complexities involved in the entire claim process … Read More

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The Perils of Delaying Your Family Law Property Settlement

As a family lawyer it’s not uncommon for me to encounter people who believe that they cannot do their family law property settlement until they have finalised their divorce. It is important to finalise your family law property settlement as quickly as possible after separation, you can do it as soon as you like, and get divorced as soon as your 12 … Read More

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Advanced Health Directives

Many clients view Advance Health Directives as complicated, daunting documents that force them to make unpleasant decisions. Unfortunately, the nature of an Advance Health Directive is to ask some confronting questions, but it is also the best way to let your family know what your wishes are in the event that you are unable to tell them yourself. An Advance … Read More

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Neighbourhood Disputes

Trees and fences are a very common cause of disputes between neighbours, and no two situations are exactly alike. Tree disputes are often about the damage they cause to a neighbour’s property, injury from falling branches, or nuisance – leaves blocking gutters or dropping into a neighbour’s pool. Dividing fence disputes are often about the building or upkeep of a … Read More

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Starting Your Own Business

Do you have dreams of being your own boss? Do you want to start your own business but have no idea where to start? When you start a business, there are tax and super responsibilities you need to be aware of, including: The tax implications of your business structure Whether you’re entitled to an ABNExternal Link Registering your business Records … Read More

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Employer Obligations During Workers Compensation

When an employee becomes ill or injured because of their work, it can be a difficult and stressful time for the employer as well. Ensure that your employees are cared for and have every opportunity to recover and return to work. Also ensure that as the employer you follow the rules for workers compensation and employee entitlements. Workers compensation or … Read More

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Limit Your Annual Leave Liability

Outstanding annual leave balances are a significant financial liability. The longer employees go without taking leave, the greater the risk to a company’s cash flow in the long term. Implementing strategies to regularly reduce annual leave balances can be difficult. Why Annual Leave Balances Hurt Your Bottom Line There are several reasons why companies accumulate large annual leave balances including: … Read More

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New Smoke Alarm Legislation for Tenanted Properties

Smoke alarms save lives. Reports have found that the risk of death in a house fire is reduced by more than half if properly maintained smoke alarms are installed. Queensland has the most comprehensive smoke alarm legislation in Australia, after coronial recommendations into the tragic death of 11 people in a Slacks Creek house fire in 2011. The Fire and Emergency … Read More

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Top 10 Tax Tips for Investment Properties

Whether you use a tax agent or choose to lodge your tax return yourself, avoiding these common tax mistakes will save you time and money. Keep evidence of your income and expenses over the period you own the property and 5 years from the date when you sold the property. Capital gains tax may apply when you sell your rental … Read More

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Cyber Security

There is a sophisticated fraud network that has been targeting law firms and Real Estates in Queensland. These cyber criminals have stolen several million dollars from trust accounts. The precise method of attack varies, but the essence is that the criminals obtain access to the firm’s email accounts and use this to misdirect trust money or settlement funds. Some thefts have been … Read More

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