We all have dreams, some are bigger than others. Sometimes dreams may not come until later in life, sometimes dreams die for one reason or another, and sometimes they are so contagious, we must stop at nothing to see them come to life.
Whatever phase of life you may be in right now, know that it is exactly where you are meant to be. Daily life may feel boring and ordinary but ordinary moments can lead to extraordinary ones. It’s always about taking steps forward, being consistent, and learning new things.Read more
We often think about what happens to our physical possessions in the form of a will but have you considered what happens to your digital possessions? One way you can make a plan for your digital presence is to utilise a feature on Facebook called a ‘Legacy Contact’. So, what IS a Legacy Contact and why should you have one?Read more
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).Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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