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Protect Your Kids By Securing Their Device

August 2, 2018

Hands up if you have a kid with access to a device! With so much access to everything at their fingertips, it can be hard to know what your kids are seeing and doing. So, if you want a little peace of mind, there are a few things you can do before they start swiping and scrolling away. Whether your kids have an Android or an Apple device, take a moment to get to know their device so you are better equipped to monitor their activity. Enabling specific restrictions doesn’t limit them from the benefits of their devices, it just allows them to use them more safely (and gives YOU a little peace of mind).

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You NEED A Will: Blended Families

July 20, 2018

There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to estate planning because the dynamics and needs within families evolve and change over time.

Recently, we met with a client who was concerned about providing for their current partner and their children from a previous relationship. Our client wanted to make sure their children received a benefit whilst also protecting their current partner from any conflict or claim against them.

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You NEED A Will: Directors and Shareholders

June 26, 2018

We often meet clients who do not realise the importance of estate planning where they are involved in a private company as a director and/or shareholder.

Recently, we met with a client to prepare their Will, they were ready to tell us about their intentions for their assets and children. However, when we tried to discuss their business succession, they had not thought about it or reviewed their company constitution and trust deeds to see if they provided any options.

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What to do if an Airbnb host cancels your booking

June 25, 2018

Booking a holiday soon? Airbnb can be a great option whether booking an entire home or just a room, but there is always a chance your booking could get cancelled; in fact, it is the TOP complaint on their website.

Frustrating and inconvenient as it might be, you have two options…

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Productivity Hacks – A few ways you can work smarter right now

June 12, 2018

tick off all the things on your to-do list.

We can all benefit from finding ways to become more productive in our lives; especially those of you starting or running a small business. We are passionate about the power of small business in the community and hope these tips help can you to work smarter so you can get more done.

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Beware: Advice from Gumtree ‘lawyers’ could have you barking up the wrong tree!

May 29, 2018

Would you take legal advice from a “lawyer” offering his/her services through a Gumtree ad?

The situation seems laughable, but a recent case dealt with an uncertified lay-advocate who had offering advice and services on Gumtree under the guise he was a certified legal practitioner.

The Western Australian Supreme Court decision in Van Der Feltz v Legal Practice Board (2017) resulted in the arm-chair expert being slapped with a $20,000 fine!

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Dispute Resolution Clauses – Why You Need One in Your Business Contract

August 14, 2017

The commercial reality of business is that even the most agreeable of parties, can butt heads over issues arising in the course of operations. If disagreements aren’t resolved quickly and effectively, it can have a huge effect on your business. This is why including a dispute resolution clause in your business contract is so important.

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Smooth Sailing for Pirate-Blocking Legislation

August 14, 2017

Most of us will remember the landmark case last December in which the Federal Court ordered various Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to take steps to disable access to some of the biggest movie and TV show pirating websites.

It was a major win for the Australian film and Music industry, which had reported big losses due to pirating.

The two proceedings heard together from Village Roadshow and Foxtel were the first decided under the (then) newly introduced section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), which enabled the court to grant an injunction for ISPs to block overseas websites which have the primary purpose of infringing copyright.

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The 2017 Queensland Budget – How Will it Affect Commercial and Residential Property?

August 14, 2017

The recent Queensland Government budget saw a number of changes introduced in relation to both commercial and residential properties.

The suite of changes, most of which took effect on June 16 2017, had some positives and some negatives.

The major positive for those on the lookout for their first home was the extension of the First Home Owner’s Grant. The temporary increase to the amount of the grant from $15,000 to $20,000 will be extended another six months.

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The Great Escape – The Best Aussie Road Trips

August 14, 2017

Here at Brandon and Gullo Lawyers we love to see what our great country has to offer. Being based on the Sunshine Coast and Innisfail, we are familiar with the beauty of the north and southeast Queensland coast, but the rest of Australia has just as much to offer! Why not check out what marvels are in our own backyard with these great driving trips?

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