Traps to Avoid when buying a Property – pre contract inspections

Traps to Avoid when buying a Property – pre contract inspections   Buying a home is the biggest investment or financial outlay that most of us will make in a lifetime. It is critical to your financial future that you make well-informed decisions when you purchase a property, whether it be for your own home… Read More

Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing a Business Structure   There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and company. The choice of business structure is an important decision to make at the start of a… Read More

The perils of not making a Will

What do Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Stieg Larsson and Robert Homes a Court all have in common? You would be forgiven for thinking, not much. But in fact they do—all six died intestate which means, they died without leaving a Will. Even the rich and famous can fail to plan ahead when it… Read More

Marijuana and the Law

You may well have heard someone say “Marijuana is legal now – it is legal in Canberra, it has been decriminalised in New South Wales. You just aren’t allowed to sell it.” Is this true? Well, in simplistic terms – no! Marijuana (or ‘cannabis’ as it known in law enforcement circles) is illegal everywhere in… Read More

Immunisation and Family Law

  Some Australian parents have recently begun to question whether to immunise their children, expressing concerns about possible side-effects risks associated with childhood vaccinations.  But what happens if parents are separated and can’t agree?   Background Childhood vaccines, introduced in 1932, are said to have greatly reduced illness and deaths from diseases such as whooping… Read More