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Paul Pritchard

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When Are You in a De Facto Relationship?

When Are You in a De Facto Relationship? This is a question we sometimes get asked, usually in relation to concerns by a client as to whether their new partner would have a property claim against them. For the purposes of the Family Law Act, two people (whether of the same or opposite sex) are […]

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Special Wills

Special Wills If a Person Has a Property But is a Child or is Mentally Impaired, Can the Court Make a Will for Them? The short answer is yes …  in special circumstances. The Supreme Court has the power to make a “statutory Will”.  However, section 22 of the Succession Act 2006provides that the Court must […]

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How to Buy a Business

Buying a business. Will it turn out to be a dream or a nightmare? We have been helping clients buy and sell businesses for many, many years.  Sometimes, the buyer has their rose-tinted glasses on and they are not prepared to see risks and pitfalls that might be pointed out to them.  I can usually […]

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Buried or Cremated… who decides?

Who has the right to decide whether a person is to be buried or cremated? The executor, being the legal personal representative of the deceased, has the authority to make the decision concerning the disposal of the deceased’s body.  From a legal point of view, directions in a Will are nothing more than guidance to […]

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What to do when your builder does a lousy job

If your builder does a lousy job, do you have to allow the builder to return to the site to rectify the defects? Typically, as with many legal questions, the answer is “Sometimes yes, and sometimes no”. In the recent NSW Supreme Court Case of The Owners Strata Plan 89041 v. Galyan Pty Ltd (2019) […]

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Bizarre Murder Case

The Bizarre case of a man attempting to murder another person who may have been already dead. This is a case heard in the Supreme Court of Victoria. The Facts Daniel Darrington, was charged with the murder of Rocky Matskassy. In his defence, Darrington claimed that during an altercation the pair had struggled with a […]

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Smacking a Child?

Can smacking a child be sufficient grounds to enable the other parent to apply to the Court for the care of the children to be transferred to him? In Cao (2018) FAMCA 252 the father of two children aged 8 and 4, filed an urgent interim application for a change of residence to him, his […]

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Electronic conveyancing

The future is now! Electronic Conveyancing (eConveyancing) was introduced last year in New South Wales as part of the NSW government’s commitment to participate in the development of a national electronic conveyancing system. Until last year, all conveyancing transactions were “paper” transactions with printed Title Deeds, Transfers and mortgage documents. Generally, a settlement of a […]

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