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If you’re looking for a website that can give you simple, easy to understand legal information on a range of topics, then this is the place for you. This site covers a range of Australian laws – business laws, debt laws, property laws, wills and estates, family law, defamation law, liquidation and insolvency and tax law. No matter how it may seem, you have rights. We’re here to help.

The key to resolving any dispute is knowing where you stand and then making a decision based on accurate information.

Usually the hardest part is working out where you stand so you can make a sound decision.

Know the Law – Australian’s Source of Legal Advice Online. It doesn’t matter if its a tax issue or dispute, a commercial law or contracts issue, a business issue, family law (including divorce, custody, wills), a property dispute, an issue on employment law, insolvency, migration, asset protection or defamation.  The whole wide range of laws come down to one principle:  know where you stand first and then make a sound decision found that foundation.

This means working out what your rights are, who to call, or what to read.  Everyone seems to be an expert and there is always someone out there who speaks with great confidence but doesn’t know what they are doing.  Its hard to find the right answer or know if what you are looking at is right.

We are hoping that the information we provide on this website helps you work out where you stand, or at least puts you on the right track.  Be it an issue with the ATO, the OSR (Revenue NSW or the state revenue office of any state), a commercial dispute, debt recovery dispute with a creditor or debtor, an issue with a liquidator who is probably chasing you for a payment of some kind, it doesn’t matter.

We are always happy to recommend lawyers and other professionals if you need help – tax lawyers, commercial lawyers, insolvency lawyers, family lawyers, property lawyers, wills lawyers, migration lawyers, accountants – in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or national.  We have a broad network developed over decades of collective practice.

At the end of the day, the only way to get through a situation is to know where you stand and what your options are.

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6 strategies for creditors to get money out of a liquidator

Too often are Creditors seeing distressed businesses go bust and ending up in liquidation with nothing going back to Creditors and everything going to the Liquidator. Under new insolvency laws, Creditors have been given more rights than ever before to influence the outcome of a...

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How Donald Trump’s tax plan is already creating jobs in the US – the perspective of an international tax lawyer from Australia

There is no doubt in my mind that the Trump tax plan, specifically the reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, will new create jobs in the US. I know this because I already have clients and fellow tax lawyers in the US talking to me about making this happen. Let me

Can I claim the export market development grant (EMDG)?

What is it? It helps you pay for your marketing costs when selling your products overseas by reimbursing you (up to 50%) for amounts you spend on promoting your products and services for export (except to New Zealand and North Korea) Most products and services where the intended buyer...

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Beware: Developers may be tempted to use sunset clauses to cancel NSW property contracts in a rising market

In real property terms, buying off the plan mean signing a contract to purchase a property, whether it is an apartment, townhouse or a house and land before it is built.  Buyers would pay a 10% deposit upfront and can be left waiting for years for the project to be completed and...

Tax Credits Claim Return Deduction Refund Concept

Tax audit review success stories

The very words ‘tax audit’ strike fear into many people. But audits aren’t always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes they can work in your favour. To illustrate this, here’s some real life success stories: A client was audited for GST. After some back and forth with the tax office, it...

Easements 101: What are Easements on the Title of Land and What Do they Mean?

In New South Wales the Conveyancing Act 1919 (“the Act”) is the legislation which expresses and regulates the essential law relating generally to land in NSW. Other legislation, such as The Real Property Act 1900 and the acts relating to Strata Titles and Crown Lands, cover specific...

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The 6 stages of dealing with ATO audits

It’s a phone call many of us dread. The ATO is on the line informing you they’ve decided to audit you. The panic sets in and you lose all sense of rational thought. But just stop and breathe. The chances you’ve done something truly wrong are minimal. Even if you have made a mistake, the

What Does a ‘Covenant’ on the Title of Land Mean?

Under The Torrens Title system of land registration, the Registered Proprietor of a parcel of land is the absolute owner of that land. His or her title is indefeasible, and is protected absolutely against claims or other interests which are not registered on the title to that land. The...

What Does ‘Reasonably Necessary’ Mean in the Context of Granting an Easement Under Section 88K of the Conveyancing Act?

We all, in a particular context, at times use words and phrases about which we are sure there is a clear and unambiguous meaning, and it can come as a surprise when another person provides a different meaning for those same words and phrases in the same context. The Courts are often...

How you can profit from being forced to grant an easement in NSW – Section 88K of the Conveyancing Act

If you’ve received a letter in the mail saying that someone wants to build a pipe through your land or needs an easement from you or they will take you to Court, you have every right to be baffled.  You’re probably thinking a lot of different things which we...

How to reduce your tax by investing in start ups

If you’re an investor or a start-up looking for an investor, you may have heard that the government has introduced a new tax break for investors investing in start-ups. The way it works is fairly straightforward:  invest is a qualifying start-up (the technical term is “Early Stage...

Suing social media bullies and trolls for defamation

Has someone ever written anything bad about you online? Was it so bad that you feel it damaged your reputation or hurt your business? If so, the information in this article can help you. There are all sorts of people in this world. Some have good, kind spirits while others only seek to...

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