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Business Succession and Related Issues (Part 1 of Our Business Succession Series)

Thursday, 28th November, 2013

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By Barry van Heerden A recent study of 570 family businesses has revealed only 30% of businesses had any formal business succession or exit strategies in place.[1] In this 4 part series we will attempt to highlight the importance of Business Succession and to provide some practical guidelines on how to implement a successful business […]

Preparing Contracts? Don’t Do This!

Thursday, 7th November, 2013

Conveyancing Gold Coast

By Barry van Heerden With the real estate market gaining momentum, it is important that real estate agents pay attention to correctly describing the selling and purchasing entities when they are preparing Contracts (Qld) or providing a Sales Advice to legal representatives (NSW). When you act for the seller, the first thing you should do […]

Steve Job’s Shed, an Historic Site? Really?

Friday, 1st November, 2013

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By Barry van Heerden The Silicone Valley home of Steve Jobs has been listed as an historic site by the local Council. This home was where Steve Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak built the first 100 Apple 1 computers in the garage. The famous property at 2066 Crist Drive, Los Altos is still owned […]

Burial or Cremation – The Facts

Wednesday, 30th October, 2013

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By Angela Harry In both Queensland and New South Wales the Executor of a person’s Will has the right to custody and possession of the deceased’s body for the purpose of burial or cremation.  Where there is no Executor the next of kin has the right to burial. It should be noted that a spouse […]

Agents Duty of Disclosure for Violent Deaths or Suicide

Thursday, 24th October, 2013


By Barry van Heerden We have previously discussed the duty of disclosure for a seller of real property in both Qld and NSW under the relevant legislation.  In both states, sellers are required to disclose any relevant matters which may affect the title to the property.  The legislation in both states is quite specific in […]

Businesses Beware of IT Contracts

Wednesday, 16th October, 2013

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By Jeff Garrett It seems that as a business owner in the modern day business world, at every turn you are faced with digital technology and constant movements in the IT world. In an industry that is literally exploding before our eyes, it is estimated that $4 trillion will be spent in IT alone during […]

Thinking of transferring your property to a family member?

Tuesday, 15th October, 2013

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By Angela Harry What you need to consider and why independent legal advice is important! It is quite common for families to arrange a transfer of property between an elderly relative and an adult family member for little or no consideration. Where an agreement has been entered into between family members to transfer a property, […]

When Cooling Off Can Turn Really Hot

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By Barry van Heerden Contracts for the sale of residential properties in Queensland and New South Wales are subject to a cooling off period during which period a buyer may terminate the Contract. The cooling off period is a 5 business day period commencing (in Queensland) on the date that the buyer or the buyer’s solicitor/conveyancer […]

Receive Your Commission Sooner

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Register your bank account details with Attwood Marshall Lawyers, and we will deposit your commission cheques for you following settlement. One of the services we provide to agents is to bank your commission cheque into your bank account on your behalf. If you would like us to do this, please provide us with your bank […]


Friday, 11th October, 2013


Attwood Marshall Lawyers are very proud to sponsor Caulfield Cup Day at the GCTC and entertain our guests and staff. It is one of the most exciting lead-up races to the Melbourne Cup and is steeped in racing history since it was first run in 1879. What better way to celebrate than being at the […]