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Know the Law – Australian’s Source of Legal Advice Online.

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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Nine important things to consider before signing an employment contract

In Australia, it is not necessary for an employer and employee to sign a written contract to create an employment relationship. Usually an employment contract is nothing more than a statement of conditions that would apply under the relevant Award, or the general law. Often it’s just a...

Defending unfair preference payment claims from liquidators

Not many people know that they could also be on the hook if one of their customers goes into liquidation.  Liquidators have broad powers to recover payments made by companies under liquidation to their suppliers.  The most common way liquidators may seek to recover money from a...

What to look out for in Queensland house property contracts

As a purchaser of residential property in Queensland it is important to be aware of your rights before signing a contract of sale.  An agent will often present the contract to you with urgent instructions to sign and return, however it is essential for the contract to be reviewed by a...

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Starting a New Business? Consider These 8 Points Before You Do

You’re excited. You’re about to embark on a wonderful new opportunity – you’re starting a new business with a new business partner. You feel hopeful and optimistic. Nothing can go wrong, right? But things can and do. Business relationships, like all relationships in life, go through...

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Are directors personally liable for the debts of an insolvent company?

A company is a separate legal entity and has its own properties, duties and rights.  The company can own and sell property and other assets, sue and be sued and enter into contracts in its corporate name.  This means that the company’s debts are its own, however there are several...

Resolving Custody Disputes: 4 Important Steps

A separation or divorce is one of the hardest things a family can go through. Most of the time it is the child (or children) who suffer the most from a family breakdown. If you’re at the stage of deciding about custody arrangements for your children, it’s important you make your...

Left out of a Will? Here’s Some Things You Can Do

At its most basic form, a Will is a legal document that advises family and friends what should happen to someone’s property after they die. If you feel you have been unfairly left out of a Will, you can challenge or contest it. Read on to see what steps you can take to do this.

Purchasing a NSW Property? Seven Key Contract Terms to Consider

If you’re looking for a property in NSW, you’ve probably come across one or two property contracts. Have you noticed how thick they are? When you add a building and pest report (and the strata report if you’re buying an apartment), it’s enough to break your back! If you feel bogged...

How to write the best Will to protect your family

All of us have financial affairs to manage. The longer we live, the more assets we accumulate. Things like a home and its contents, a car, maybe a business and perhaps even an inherited property. It’s also compulsory for us all to have a superannuation fund and many of us take out...

How to respond to a statement of claim or debt collector

You are probably reading this because you were served with a statement of claim or served court papers by a process server. Usually mail is unwelcome – ads or bills – but this takes it to the next level. It seems people are quick to go to debt collectors or the court process to recover

Is Gossip Ruining Your Reputation? Tips on Using the Law of Defamation to Help You

Has someone has ever said anything so bad about you that you feel you need to take action? Have they lied about you or your business and caused you real harm? If so, the law of defamation might help you right these wrongs. Gossip and lies can do real harm to a person, their business

Divorce law: 5 things you need to know

Going through a separation and deciding to apply for a divorce is a very emotional time in anyone’s life.  Here are some of the main considerations if you are contemplating divorcing your spouse. Firstly, seek legal advice. Even if the separation has been entirely amicable up until...

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