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

28-August-2020 General By admin

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 Mark Streeter

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...

Separation made Simpler – there’s a new App for that!

4-August-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

On 30 June 2020, the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon. Christian Porter announced the introduction of a new online government funded digital service for separated couples; designed to assist couples to organise their parenting and financial affairs...

Everything you need to know about Shareholder Disputes in 2020

30-July-2020 Commercial Disputes By Jamal Bakalian

The year is 2020; the COVID19 pandemic has hit; uncertainty has plagued even the most stable of businesses. As a business owner and/or a Shareholder of a Company, we don’t have to tell you just how uncertain managing a business can be, nor do we have...