Most of us drive on the road every day, but there are some road rules you just never really come across. Were you aware of these obscure Queensland road rules?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
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.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
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