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Spouses Behaving Badly – Don’t underestimate the penalties of breaching Family Court Orders!

12-October-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

The case of Lescosky & Durante [2020] FamCAFC 179; (28 July 2020) highlights the serious range of penalties the Family Courts can apply to people who choose to breach (also known as ‘contravene’) Court Orders without reasonable excuse. Mr...

Do I Need A Shareholders’ Agreement?

10-September-2020 Commercial Disputes By Jemima Bissett

Whilst not required by law, there are many benefits to having in place a shareholder’s agreement. This article asks five key questions to ask yourself before deciding whether having one in place is right for your business. 1. What is the relationship...

COVID Canines: Your Guide to the Law and Your New Pet!

28-August-2020 General By Jemima Bissett

Many of us will be exiting lockdown with a new furry addition to our household. Whilst a new family member is exciting, it can also be a very overwhelming, particularly if you’ve never had a pet before. Whether you’ve bought a puppy from a breeder...

The weight of a handshake or verbal agreement – will it hold up in court?

19-August-2020 Commercial Disputes By Jemima Bissett

Even after a firm handshake or a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ starting out with the very best of intentions, over time, disputes can and do regularly occur. A recent case in the District Court involved a party claiming they were owed more money than was...

What is an Unfair Preference and How Does It Affect Your Company?

14-August-2020 Commercial Disputes By Jamal Bakalian

Attention all Company Directors… has your company been the victim of an ‘unfair preference’? If yes or not sure, read on to find out how payments that your company made at a time when it was insolvent may be returned to you. You’ve appointed...

Separation and where to start – 5 first steps towards untangling the financial relationship

13-August-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

One of the most common statements Family Lawyers hear from their clients is “I’ve never done this before. I don’t even know where to start!” Breaking down tasks into small steps can help. Streeterlaw’s Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer Simone...

The Trust may be broken, but the benefits are not lost!

7-August-2020 Commercial Disputes,Estates By Jamal Bakalian

Stories of feuding trustees, beneficiaries and appointors are all too common and sadly, may prevent beneficiaries from receiving the benefit of the Trust. Although such a loss would understandably be the cause of much anxiety for beneficiaries, the good...