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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
You have spent countless hours researching, gone to what feels like one thousand inspections and endured the highs and lows of house hunting, but now, finally, you’ve found your dream home!
Now you need to get down to the nitty-gritty, formal process of actually purchasing the property. Knowing the ins and outs, being able to handle deadlines and deciphering legal jargon can be difficult – this is where a conveyancer can help.Read more
If you have sustained an injury at work or in the course of your employment, we can assist you with making a claim for Workers’ Compensation, covering treatment, expenses and lost wages now and into the future.
At Brandon and Gullo Lawyers, we have extensive experience in workplace injury law. We take a client-first approach to our workplace injury matters to ensure that we can help you navigate your recovery, your claim and your future. Our no-win no-fee policy gives you confidence knowing you only have to pay legal fees if we win your claim.Read more
Did you know there are tax implications associated with providing free-ride services such as Uber? It’s something many people wanting to become Uber drivers don’t think about but popular second-income earning sources like Uber, Ebay & Airbnb are all subject to income tax.
When it comes to Uber, even if you earn under the $75,000 GST threshold you are still required to register for GST.Read more
Other than the obvious difficulty of wet, slippery roads, the weather impacts on our roads through reduced visibility, high winds and traffic delays. Wet road significantly increases the risk of an accident, and it is important for drivers to take extra caution to avoid accidents.
If you are involved in an accident, Brandon and Gullo Lawyers can help you with legal advice.
Always remember the following steps…Read more