Not every dispute needs a lawyer

Civil law can be a tricky maze to navigate. Sometimes disputes can be solved without the need for a lawyer but when you do need a lawyer, you should choose one with experience and one with good negotiation skills. A lawyer who can help you resolve an issue without having to go through the court system will save you money, time, and stress.

My blog posts cover common scenarios around civil law that residents of the Gold Coast are likely to encounter.

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De-facto relationships – know where you stand
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  • Aug, 15, 2018
When you get married you know that should anything happen, and your relationship ends that there is
5 tips for negotiating contracts
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When it comes to negotiating contracts, it can be a stressful time, but relax and take a deep breath
Things you should know about writing a Will
Things you should know about writing a Will
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  • Jul, 15, 2018
Most people think of a Will as being a legal document instructing how your assets should be distribu
What to look for when you are buying an established business
What to look for when you are buying an established business
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Starting a new business from scratch is not always the most practical option, given that new busines
5 reasons for writing a prenuptial agreement
5 reasons for writing a prenuptial agreement
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  • Jun, 15, 2018
Whilst some people believe it might be a little unromantic to write a prenuptial agreement, with one
Legal separation Vs. Divorce
Legal separation Vs. Divorce
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A legal separation and a divorce might be used in the same context, but the legal definitions are ve
5 things not to do during a divorce
5 things not to do during a divorce
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  • May, 15, 2018
Divorces are not always pleasant, but if dealt with a fair and dignified manner it can make the proc
3 things you should know about social media defamation
3 things you should know about social media defamation
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  • May, 5, 2018
Whilst most people have heard of defamation, it was usually something that the newspapers were guilt
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Will
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Will
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  • Feb, 5, 2018
Making plans in the event of your death is a confronting situation. Plus, there’s no need to do it
Things You Should Consider Before Filing a Complaint Involving a Business
Things You Should Consider Before Filing a Complaint Involving a Business
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  • Jan, 15, 2018
Do you have a legal complaint involving a business? Here are some things you should consider before
Neighbourhood disputes over tree roots
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Your neighbour has a fig tree. You notice that your drainage pipes are blocked. You get a plumber to
Mediation VS Arbitration: Which one is better?
Mediation VS Arbitration: Which one is better?
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  • Dec, 15, 2017
Many think that mediation and arbitration go hand-in-hand, as they are often mentioned together and
Can de facto step-children claim against an estate?
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There has always been uncertainty whether the children of a de facto partner are “step-children”
Intestacy: What is it, and what are the rules?
Intestacy: What is it, and what are the rules?
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What is? If you die without a will, this is what is known as ‘intestate’. Intestacy are the law
Why you must file a defence to a claim
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Here is a common scenario. You have been served with a Claim issued by a Court. It says on it that y
Contesting a will? What You Need to Know First
Contesting a will? What You Need to Know First
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  • Oct, 15, 2017
The contesting of a will is a special type of lawsuit, in which one wishes to invalidate a deceased
Faults in new cars
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  • Oct, 5, 2017
In 2015, Mr Symon bought a brand-new VW Touareg for $65,000.00. Like many modern vehicles, it had a
9 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Lawyer
9 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Lawyer
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Not every legal matter requires the use of a lawyer. Fighting a parking ticket or attending a small
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Protecting the view from your property
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In Queensland, there is no general right to a view. It is often the case that a person buys (usually
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Will
Can you get compensation if you are injured while committing a crime?
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A young man, with his mates, steals a car for a joyride. He is in the passenger’s seat and is cata
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Community groups and planning applications
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Often community groups are upset at planning applications which will change their area, such as comm
Contesting a will? What You Need to Know First
When is a Will not a Will
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In a recent case, Lindsay v McGrath, the Queensland Court of Appeal had to deal with a handwritten
Security for Costs
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  • Mar, 2, 2017
Often when I am acting for a defendant in civil Court claims, the issue arises whether the claim has
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Discount Lawyer
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If you have a current Court matter and are concerned with your legal costs, contact me. I will beat
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Defamation. How much should you get?
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In a robust society, free speech (and criticism) are accepted, but sometimes what is said or publish
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Second opinion
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Perhaps you have a current Court case and are concerned that it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I
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So you’ve got noisy, smelly neighbours
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Neighbourhood disputes can be difficult to resolve. Generally, we have a "live and let live" attitud
What to do if Your Company cannot pay its Debts
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Company insolvency is always a vexed question for the directors. If they determine that the company
When is a Verbal Agreement Not Binding?
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  • Oct, 24, 2016
Often in a dispute, the parties negotiate a settlement. Sometimes the terms are not written down and
Problems with Buying Property with Other People
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  • Oct, 14, 2016
As real property is regarded as a good investment, many people decide to purchase a property with fa

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