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Paul Pritchard

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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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Granny flats and Centrelink – benefits and traps

Generally, when people refer to “Granny Flats”, they envisage a self-contained dwelling attached to or built adjacent to a private home. However, from Centrelink’s point of view, a granny flat interest may be very different from the above description. To obtain the maximum benefits available through Centrelink (now called Department of Human Services), you have […]

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Be careful who you appoint as your attorney

The case of Smith v. Smith [2017] NSW SC 408 is a good illustration as to what can go wrong. Ronnie Smith appointed his second wife, Joy, as his attorney. Ronnie also made a Will giving his home and half the residue of his estate to Joy and the other half of the residue was […]

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Top tips for moving house

Use the services of a recommended removalist. Draw up a plan of your new home so that you know before the move which rooms the various pieces of furniture, linen and clothing are going to be placed in. Give each room a number and mark the number on the boxes and furniture that is to […]

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Shareholders agreement

Are you in a business partnership which operates through a company? If so, you need a Shareholders Agreement to regulate the conduct and expectations and rights and obligations of each of the people involved. Our prime lawyers at Pritchard Law Group can assist with this including myself. A Shareholders Agreement is very much like a […]

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