Before the Gavel: Essential Considerations for Navigating the Australian Legal System

29 February

Before going to court in Australia, it’s important to consider several key factors, whether you’re involved in a civil dispute, facing criminal charges, or engaging in another legal matter.   Here’s a comprehensive overview of what to...[Read More]

Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

10 Legal Pitfalls to Avoid: Why and When to Seek Professional Legal Advice

15 February

When navigating legal issues, it’s crucial to seek appropriate legal advice to avoid common pitfalls. Here are several mistakes’ people often make when they should be consulting with a legal professional:   Relying Solely on Online Research:...[Read More]

Right to disconnect laws pass federal parliament

14 February

Employees will now have the right to disconnect from work out of hours, after industrial relations changes passed parliament. Under the workplace reforms, employees will have the right to ignore unreasonable calls and emails outside of their...[Read More]

Effective Dispute Resolution: Strategies for Navigating Conflicts Successfully

8 February

Managing a dispute effectively requires a strategic approach that considers the nature of the conflict, the parties involved, and the desired outcomes. Here are several key considerations to keep in mind when managing a dispute:   Understand the...[Read More]

Some reasons why you should discuss inheritance planning with your family

25 January

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example,...[Read More]

Family Law – can be a complex and stressful journey

18 January

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues, including divorce, child support, and custody, and navigating through these matters can be an intricate and emotionally challenging experience for all parties involved. In Australia, family law...[Read More]

Financial management when a loved one passes away

11 January

Losing a loved one is probably one of the most stressful events one will ever go through in life. It will leave you feeling distraught and devastated, so sorting out their finances is the last thing you’d be concerned about. It could be...[Read More]

Cyber hackers break into Victorian court recordings

3 January

Victoria’s court system has been hit by a cyber attack, with hackers accessing weeks worth of recorded hearings. Court Services Victoria was first made aware of the infiltration on December 21 but it’s believed the audio visual technology...[Read More]

Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform – new law coming into effect

3 January

The ATO will administer and oversee Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement for 4 unique DGR categories.   From 1 January 2024, the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform new law comes into effect, transferring administrative...[Read More]

How general insurance can help you

28 December

Risks such as accidents, calamities and medical emergencies can change your life, leaving you with debt and losses. For example, if a fire damages your home, you must use your savings to rebuild or seek help from friends and family if the house...[Read More]

When should you start thinking about Estate Planning?

20 December

With the end of the year fast approaching and the dawn of the New Year on the horizon, it’s crucial to shift our focus towards estate planning. Often underestimated, this financial aspect tends to take a backseat in the lives of many Australians....[Read More]

Taxpayers cop fines after using unregistered tax agent

13 December

An unregistered tax accountant exposed her clients to fines and unexpected tax bills after unlawfully lodging hundreds of returns filled with dodgy deductions. Perth-based Jessa Van Stroe, who is also known as Jessa Layola, was not registered with...[Read More]

Businesses slam workplace changes as bill clears House

29 November

Business and industry groups are urging the Albanese government to go back to the drawing board on industrial relations laws after they cleared their first hurdle. The laws, aimed at closing labour hire loopholes, went through the House of...[Read More]

Government takes action on ‘help to buy’ housing laws

29 November

Thousands of Australians seeking to buy a home will soon get assistance with laws due to go to federal parliament. The “help to buy” laws to be introduced this week will support 40,000 eligible home buyers with an equity contribution of up to 40...[Read More]