Understanding Australian Law

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Understanding Australian Law

Hello, my name is Nigel and this is my law blog. The law can be a complicated and complex thing to try and understand, especially if you are not a trained lawyer. I am not a legal professional but I take a deep interest in the law. It all started when my uncle was involved in a lengthy court case and I decided to find out a little bit more about it. I started reading a legal book and didn't stop. I am fascinated by the law so I decided to start a blog so I could share my passion with others.


Preparing a watertight power of attorney document for your estate

If you own certain properties or financial possessions, you may wish to have someone make decisions on your behalf when you're away. You may also need someone to take over the decision making of your assets if you become incapacitated, or during periods when you're out of the country. A Power of Attorney is a legal document that makes it possible for you to transfer decision-making responsibilities to another person. Read More 

How a conveyance will simplify your property transfer process

Real estate transactions can be very sensitive, especially because of the volumes of money transacted. Most investors normally make a lot of assumptions in relation to what they need in order to make a successful buy or sale of a property. However, it is essential to get the needed legal advice to avoid complications and losses which result from failure to follow the rule of law when transacting. Checking the contracts Read More 

When You Need a Conveyancer, and When You Need a Solicitor

Buying and selling any type of property is not an easy process, and especially for those who have never purchased or sold a home, plot of land, and other such property before. Your real estate agent can assist you through this process in many ways, but you might also want to consider employing the services of a conveyancer and a solicitor. Note a few differences between these two types of professionals, and when you might need one or the other, or even both! Read More 

3 Vital Clauses To Include In An Employee Contract

Your business probably requires you to hire a certain number of employees to run it efficiently. As a way to cement your relationship with your employees and to ensure a reasonable degree of productivity and commitment to the business, you'll want to create a binding contract. Here are some vital clauses you'll want to include in your employee contract, which a skilled commercial solicitor specialising in employment law can help you with. Read More 

3 Pitfalls to Guard Against When Buying a Franchise

A franchise can give you an excellent opportunity to go into business even if you have limited resources or experience. However, you need to consult a franchise lawyer to guide you through the process of purchasing a franchise. Below are some pitfalls that the lawyer will guard you against. Liquidated Damages Clause  You should scrutinise the franchise agreement carefully to find out what will happen in case the business does not survive for the entire duration of the contract. Read More