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Attwood Marshall Lawyers now Paperless and Quality Assured!

Thursday, 6th June, 2013

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Attwood Marshall has always been at the forefront of office technology and over the past 4 years we have implemented an electronic file and document management system through our practice management software providers, Lawmaster. We have also updated our systems and procedures to compliment the electronic phase of our development, including our Quality Assurance procedures. […]

No Such Thing as a FREE TV

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Foxtel have recently come under fire from the ACCC for television and website advertisements during the period of 12 February 2012 – 5 April 2012 wherein they offered a free 22 inch television to be given to customers who signed up to a 12 month Foxtel subscription, within ten days of installation. Certain advertising stated […]

Exemptions for Foreign Buyers of Property in Australia

Wednesday, 29th May, 2013

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It is policy of the Australian Government that investment in residential real estate should increase Australia’s housing stock. Any proposal that is in line with this policy will be approved and that includes foreigners buying property in Australia. Below is a summary of transactions relating to residential real estate that will be approved by the […]

Attwood Marshall leading the field in surrogacy law

Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

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In what is understood to be only the second application heard since the commencement of the Surrogacy Act 2010, Attwood Marshall Lawyers were proud to have yesterday been a part of successfully achieving parentage orders under the Surrogacy Act 2010. The making of the orders ends the legalities involved in achieving parenthood via a surrogacy […]

What is Included in Your Purchase Contract?

Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

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When agents are completing the inclusions/exclusions on a sale Contract or forwarding the instructions through to the Vendor’s solicitor to assist with preparation of the hard copies of the sale Contract, it is important to note as clearly as possible exactly what is included and/or excluded. In a recent situation regarding a completed purchase we […]

Free Estate Planning Seminar

Wednesday, 8th May, 2013

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A move into aged care can happen quickly. Decisions can be both emotional and financial so it’s wise to plan ahead. If you or a loved one are considering a move into residential aged care,you should attend. Oculus Aged Care have organised a series of free seminars to discuss: – 5 easy steps to entering […]

The Queensland Subcontractor’s guide to: Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 vs Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974 – By Lauren Hicks – Associate

Friday, 19th April, 2013

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There is always a concern as a subcontractor that you will not be paid for the job you have done. The main difference is that under the Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974 (SCA), you can secure a payment that will be due to you whereas, The Building and Construction Industry Payment Act (BCIPA) will give you […]

Estate Planning issues for transition to aged care clients

Tuesday, 16th April, 2013

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Like most things in life, the important jobs can sometimes be overshadowed by the menial and estate planning is no exception. In Part 2 of our Feature Podcast on how to effectively and seamlessly transition from home or hospital into an aged care facility, Practice Director, Jeff Garrett addresses the full range of legal instruments […]

Residential Aged Care – Are you ready?

Tuesday, 9th April, 2013

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In this two part podcast series, Penny Pettigrew from Oculus Financial Solutions demystifies the transition from home or hospital into an aged care facility. A move into aged care can happen quickly. Decisions can be both emotional and financial so it is wise to plan ahead. If you or a loved one are considering a […]

Forgotten something? Remember to check for unregistered easements when drafting a Queensland Contract.

Friday, 29th March, 2013

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We all know that ordering a title search is the first step when drafting a Queensland contract, but did you know the buyer may still be able to terminate the contract if you have failed to list any unregistered easements? Locating unregistered easements can be as simple as ordering the As Constructed SIS Location Diagram […]