Author: Jodie Rodrigues

Feel like you can delay claiming against a Will? Leave it too late and you might miss out

5-May-2020 Estates By Jodie Rodrigues

It is often said that “time is of the essence”. In the case of Choras v Farmakidis [2020] NSWSC 367, Mr Choras learnt just how true that expression is in the Family Provision jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of New South Wales' In New South...

Understanding the ACCC and your role

6-September-2019 Corporate Governance & NFPs By Jodie Rodrigues

Fact or fiction: the ACCC is only for consumers. Many Directors hold unhelpful misconceptions about the how the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) can affect their business. The list below goes through some common misconceptions...

Master the Art of dealing with Shareholder Disputes with these 7 Tips

4-June-2019 Commercial Disputes By Jodie Rodrigues

Shareholder disputes can be difficult to resolve. The key to dealing with these disputes is prevention. If that’s too late, here are some tips that will also empower you to deal with shareholder disputes so that they do not drain your time, money and...

Investing with your partner: are equity and equality synonymous?

26-March-2019 Family Law,Commercial Disputes By Jodie Rodrigues

Typically, when investing in property together, couples aim for equality in the equity of an investment. The financial reality is that equal contributions are often difficult to maintain. What impact does inequality in investment have on your...

What is an Examination Notice?

7-March-2013 Commercial Disputes,Debt Recovery By Jodie Rodrigues

Although this is not a method to enforce payment of a debt, an Examination Notice can be a useful tool if you know little or nothing about your debtor. It will allow you to obtain information about a debtor’s financial position, including assets and...

Debt recovery: What is a Garnishee Order?

6-March-2013 Commercial Disputes,Debt Recovery By Jodie Rodrigues

If someone else owes money to the debtor, you, as the creditor, can apply for a Garnishee Order from the Court that enables that debt to be paid to you rather than the Debtor. A Garnishee Order is most commonly served on a financial institution to...

What are Instalment Orders?

Commercial Disputes,Debt Recovery By Jodie Rodrigues

Following your attempts to recover a debt, firstly through a Letter of Demand and subsequently after the debtor has been “served” the Statement of Claim papers, the court’s jurisdiction will come into play. The Statement of Claim gives the...

Debt recovery: First steps to get your money back

4-March-2013 Commercial Disputes,Debt Recovery By Jodie Rodrigues

If you or your business needs to recover a debt, there are several steps to follow.   1. Letter of demand Firstly, you need your legal representative to send a letter of demand to the debtor. This puts the debtor on notice that the debt is...