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How to avoid shareholder disputes

22-August-2016 Commercial Disputes By Mel Collins

Shareholder disputes can arise as a result of a deadlock between shareholders, an impasse in the decision-making process or even disagreements in relation to the management, disclosure or use of company funds. Failing to address these disputes or...

Corporate governance errors can be costly

Commercial Disputes By Mel Collins

Corporate misgovernance can lead to shareholder disputes or breaches of directors duties. It can also result in costly litigation. Below we have provided some tips on how to prevent disputes arising in your company. Mr Evatt Styles, a senior solicitor...

Stricter identity checks introduced for property buyers

Property By Mel Collins

The NSW Land Property Information (LPI) now requires lawyers conducting conveyancing to verify the identity of the individuals or companies they represent, to ensure they have the authority to buy or sell land. (The new LPI standard appears in the new...

How alienated parents can take steps to reconnect with their children

22-July-2016 Family Law By admin

Separation is a difficult and confusing time for children of any age. A child commonly adopts some of the emotions felt by one parent towards the other parent, thereby impacting the relationship between the and the separating parent. This is particularly...

How is Superannuation dealt with in Family Law?

Family Law By Mel Collins

Superannuation is a type of ‘property’ which can be divided or ‘split’ between couples (married or de facto) when they separate. When a couple separates and divides their assets, the Court considers all the contributions of each person to the...

At what age can a child decide who they want to live with?

17-June-2016 Family Law By admin

At Streeterlaw, we are often asked ‘at what age can a child decide where they want to live?’ Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that question. When there is a dispute about where or with whom a child will primarily live, the child’s wishes...

How the ‘justice and equity principle’ is applied to the division of assets in the Family Courts

30-March-2016 Family Law By Simone Green

When the Family Court is asked to decide how property should be divided, the first thing it will consider is whether it is “just and equitable” to do so. In the great majority of cases, the Court has no hesitation in finding that it is just and...