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A Change to Paper Certificates of Titles is Coming to Queensland.

A change is coming to Queensland in relation to paper Certificate of Titles.  In Queensland, paper Certificates of Title have not been issued for properties automatically for over twenty years. After the land titles registry became electronic in the mid 1990s, you could request a paper certificate of title upon purchasing a property but one [...]

By | 2019-04-26T00:42:00+00:00 April 26th, 2019|Law|Comments Off on A Change to Paper Certificates of Titles is Coming to Queensland.

Do I Need Probate?

As an executor of an estate one of the first questions you will have is whether probate is required. Obtaining Probate involves advertising your appointment as the executor of the will you hold and applying to the Supreme Court for a grant of probate. You may then administer the will in the knowledge that you [...]

By | 2019-04-26T00:41:56+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Law|Comments Off on Do I Need Probate?

Resolving a dividing fence dispute with your neighbour in Hervey Bay.

This article is the second in your series on all things dividing fences! This time we set out the procedure for resolving dividing fence disputes with a neighbour when an agreement cannot be reached. In Queensland, the procedure for resolving a dividing fence dispute begins with the serving of a Notice to Contribute for Fencing [...]

By | 2018-10-23T04:45:31+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Law|Comments Off on Resolving a dividing fence dispute with your neighbour in Hervey Bay.

5 tips to avoid a dividing fence dispute with your neighbour.

Dividing fences can be a hotbed for neighbourhood disputes, so every Tuesday for the next few weeks we will be providing tips for avoiding the legal pitfalls of building a dividing fence. We start with tips for resolving issues before they get out of hand. Broaching the topic of building a dividing fence can seem [...]

By | 2018-10-19T00:48:04+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Law|Comments Off on 5 tips to avoid a dividing fence dispute with your neighbour.

5 Tips for Understanding Paper Certificates in Queensland

The Queensland titles registry has been electronic for over 20 years, but there are still paper titles held by many property owners. Here are our 5 tips on paper Certificates of Titles. Do I need a paper certificate of title? No, since transitioning to an electronic titles registry, a paper certificate of titles is not [...]

By | 2018-09-23T22:31:09+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Law|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Understanding Paper Certificates in Queensland

2 Tips for understanding Property Ownership

The legal jargon explained – Joint tenants v tenants in common. Are you aware that there are two different ways you can own a property with another person? When purchasing property in Queensland with another person, it is important to obtain legal advice about whether you wish to own the property as “joint tenants” [...]

By | 2018-09-03T04:40:29+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Law|Comments Off on 2 Tips for understanding Property Ownership

5 tips to consider before writing a will

In this article we would like to share with you 5 of our key tips to consider when updating your will or making one for the first time. Many people think that making a will is as simple as deciding who to leave your estate to. However, there are some important considerations that should be [...]

By | 2018-08-27T01:20:10+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Law|Comments Off on 5 tips to consider before writing a will

Is it legal to record a conversation?

‘Is it legal to record a conversation?’ is a question that we are hear increasingly from our clients. This regularly comes up in the context of family law and domestic violence matters. A person may record another without their knowledge in order to gather evidence. This also occurs in a wide range of matters including, [...]

By | 2018-08-05T21:29:44+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Law|Comments Off on Is it legal to record a conversation?

Employee Wages & Entitlements

Here Lewis & McNamara Solicitors we assist both employers and employees on a regular basis. A common issue that arises in the employment sector is employers misunderstanding their obligations under Awards. As the recent Lush Cosmetics payroll problems which resulted in employees being underpaid by over $2 million over an 8 year period shows, errors [...]

By | 2018-07-23T21:33:44+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Law|Comments Off on Employee Wages & Entitlements

Property Law Update – GST Withholding Obligations

Just when you think you have a handle on what is going on, a new financial year ticks over and just like that changes to property laws have taken affect. So here is what you need to be across to avoid getting stuck in all the tricky red tape. WHAT? The ATO [...]

By | 2018-07-03T00:00:33+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Law|Comments Off on Property Law Update – GST Withholding Obligations