Publicly traded law firms, otherwise known as law firms that are owned by a corporation, have seen a lot of press. This is both positive and negative press, but the overall viewpoint is that these types of law firms are able to process more cases effectively, which helps clear the court system and keep backlogs down. As a lawyer, you may have thought about working with a law firm like this.
21 August 2015
It's been a long search, but you've finally landed an 'ideal' home for both you and your family. The next step is to find someone who has the expertise to take you through the legal process, conveyancing. You'll have to provide your real estate agent with some information about your conveyancer before they can prepare the final sales and purchase contract; therefore, it's wise to have a good one chosen upfront.
3 August 2015
It's very good when a divorcing couple can settle their differences and work out a divorce agreement between themselves; they can then have legal documents for their divorce drawn up and finalized. However, it's often the case that a couple will disagree on many matters during a divorce, some of which are better left to a solicitor to negotiate. How do you know when you should have your disagreements handled by a solicitor in order to protect your interests?
20 July 2015
Living in a shared house situation opens you up to a lot of new information about people you may or may not have know that well before you moved into the same house. If you suddenly realise that your housemate may be supplementing their income with illegal activities such as drug dealing, you may be concerned that you could also be found criminally liable. Here is a guide to the factors the court will consider if it becomes a legal issue.
23 June 2015
Conveyancing is a delicate process where you get to acquire a property, or vice versa (when selling or gifting). For both parties, one of the key concerns is that the process should unfold smoothly without delays. This is important as you may be trying to acquire your dream house or may be selling and are in need of the money. However, complications and the following scenarios can delay the completion of the process.
27 May 2015
Although lawyers have been dealing with legal matters concerning animals, animal law as a primary practice is a fairly new area of law to the public and legal field. In most cases, animals are often treated as property of their owners and any legal dispute concerning them means they are only recognized and handled as the owner's property. However, animal lawyers are trying to change this categorization to something more than property, especially in regards to all the animal rights listed in the constitution.
27 April 2015
There are repercussions of getting employment without official permits or Australian work visas--possibly paying heavy fines. In addition, if you breach the conditions of your current visa, you may be forced to leave the country for good. Your employer will also be fined for illegal hiring, and they may be charged with a criminal offense. Therefore, it is important to understand the laws and regulation that govern working in Australia if you are planning to migrate into the country.
13 April 2015