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Debt Recovery – Letters of Demand

Posted: 04 Jun 2021

A letter of demand (whether issued by a creditor or a lawyer on the creditor’s behalf) to a debtor may […]

Security Cameras in a Residential Setting – An Invasion of Privacy?

Posted: 28 May 2021

Security cameras are regulated in WA by operation of the Surveillance Devices Act 1998 (the Act). It is an offence […]

Can a Secret Recording be used in Court?

Posted: 21 May 2021

One of the questions which is often posed in an increasing array of matters is whether or not a recording […]

Are you providing a Character Reference for Magistrates Court Purposes?

Posted: 14 May 2021

When a person is pleading guilty (or has been found guilty) in the Magistrates Court, the Magistrate is permitted to […]

Changes to the Law Relating to Casual Employment

Posted: 07 May 2021

Changes to the Fair Work Act came into effect on 27 March 2021. Amongst other things, these changes have included […]

Part 1- Early Mediation in Family Law Disputes

Posted: 27 Apr 2021

If you (or someone you know) is going through a relationship separation and there is at least some dispute which […]

Buying or Selling a Business

Posted: 20 Apr 2021

If you or someone you know are considering buying or selling a business, then you ought to consider getting some […]

De facto relationships and contesting a will

Posted: 13 Apr 2021

All jurisdictions in Australia (including WA) permit eligible persons to contest a will if they can demonstrate that they have […]

Recent changes to ASIC rules regarding resigning as a director

Posted: 06 Apr 2021

If you or someone you know is planning to (or has recently) resigned as a director of a company then […]

Personal Guarantees in Commercial Leasing

Posted: 25 Mar 2021

If you (or someone you know) are a director of a company entering into a commercial lease, then you may […]

Arguments about the custody of pets post separation

Posted: 18 Mar 2021

An argument which comes up from time to time following relationship breakdown is who gets to keep the family pet. […]

How to Address Negative Online Reviews

Posted: 11 Mar 2021

Online reviews can be crucial to business success and by extension, negative reviews may cause financial loss. If your business […]

Franchising Changes in 2021

Posted: 04 Mar 2021

If you are involved, or considering becoming involved in, a franchise business then you may like to read on as […]

Spousal Maintenance

Posted: 22 Feb 2021

Spousal maintenance is financial support paid by one spouse to the other. It is entirely different and separate to child […]

Disputes About Trees

Posted: 15 Feb 2021

If you or someone you know is involved in a dispute about a tree (or trees) then you may like […]

Grandparent’s Rights in Family Law Matters

Posted: 08 Feb 2021

When there has been a relationship breakdown which has resulted in grandparents being prevented from seeing their grandchildren, a grandparent […]

Effective Estate Planning

Posted: 01 Feb 2021

There is more to an effective estate plan than simply signing a will for the lowest price you can find. […]

Spent Conviction Orders in WA

Posted: 22 Dec 2020

Spent Conviction Orders (SCO’s) can be applied for following an accused person being found guilty of an offence. If granted, […]

Contested Estate Claims

Posted: 15 Dec 2020

If a loved one has died (with or without a valid will) there is always a possibility that a contest […]

Local Government Prosecutions

Posted: 08 Dec 2020

If you (or someone you know) are being prosecuted by a local government (or a statutory authority such as Water […]

Commercial Leasing in WA

Posted: 01 Dec 2020

If you require commercial lease documents prepared (a new lease, extension, variation, assignment or surrender) or a review of a […]

Enforcing a Judgment in the WA Magistrates Court

Posted: 25 Nov 2020

If a debtor has been ordered to pay you money but they have still not paid in full, then you […]

How to apply to have a conviction set aside

Posted: 18 Nov 2020

If you have been convicted in your absence and need to make an application to have that conviction set aside, […]

Elder Abuse in WA – Prevention is Better than a Cure

Posted: 11 Nov 2020

Elder (or senior) abuse comes in many different forms, from physical abuse and threats to emotional control and manipulation. Where […]

Post Employment Restraints of Trade: The Basics

Posted: 04 Nov 2020

If you are an employer seeking to enforce a restraint of trade or an employee seeking to avoid a restraint […]

Family Violence Legislation Reform

Posted: 26 Oct 2020

The Family Violence Legislation Reform Act 2019 The WA State Government has announced a family violence law reform package intended […]

Harassment in the Workplace? What are Your Legal Options

Posted: 19 Oct 2020

Sometimes it is simply not practical to make an internal report to an employer about workplace harassment. For example, you […]

How to apply to have a licence disqualification removed

Posted: 12 Oct 2020

If you (or someone you know) have been disqualified for more than three years (including permanent ‘life’ bans) from holding […]

Applying for Letters of Administration when a person has died without a valid Will

Posted: 05 Oct 2020

If a loved one has died without leaving a valid Will then you may need to make an application to […]

Debt Recovery through the WA Magistrates Court: Some Practical Tips

Posted: 15 Sep 2020

One of the things which impacts on many small to medium sized businesses is a debtor who simply won’t (or […]

Standard form credit account contracts: Why your business ought to have one

Posted: 08 Sep 2020

If you are considering putting a standard form credit account contract in place for your business (or updating an existing […]

Restraining Orders in WA: What You Need to Know.

Posted: 31 Aug 2020

If you (or someone you know) are seeking a restraining order or someone is seeking a restraining order against you, […]

How to make an application for an Extraordinary Licence in WA

Posted: 17 Aug 2020

If you or someone you know (‘asking for a friend’ perhaps?) are in the unfortunate position of needing to make […]

Pleading Guilty in the WA Magistrates Court – What You Need to Know

Posted: 17 Aug 2020

If you or someone you know has been charged with an offence which is being dealt with in the Magistrates […]

Commercial Tenancies: Why September 30th Matters

Posted: 17 Aug 2020

If you are a commercial landlord or tenant in WA, then as you likely know, earlier this year the WA […]