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The Pitfalls of Buying a Property with the Objective of Redeveloping it

Articles | Property Law

When entering into any contract for the purchase of property, it is important to ensure that all bases are covered and both parties know what is expected from them. When…

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Protecting My Interests in Property

Articles | Property Law

A Caveat is a legal document registered on the Title of a property which generally prevents dealings with that property without the lodger’s consent. Once registered on Title, it acts…

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Property on the Line

Articles | Property Law

Leading Gold Coast solicitor Simon Bennett looks at the impact of the rapid transit light rail project on landowners and bodies corporate.

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Property and Prosperity

Articles | Property Law

Property prices and dining experiences have replaced sex and the footy as primary topics of conversation in urban Australia. Choosing the wrong restaurant is a mistake, poor property decisions can spell disaster.

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The Risks of Buying Off The Plan

Podcasts | Property Law

On face value, the notion of buying something you haven’t yet seen poses plenty of questions, but yet plenty of people will buy a property that hasn’t yet been built…

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Before You Buy a Property on the Gold Coast, Listen to This!

Podcasts | Property Law

The Gold Coast if you know, is renowned for its diverse property appeal, but in 2018 property experts are saying that infrastructure in the Northern and Central suburbs will contribute…

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Small And Medium-Sized Developments

with Simon Bennett

Buying a Business

with Simon Bennett

What New Zealand Citizens Need to Know Before Purchasing Property in Queensland

with Jessica Thomas

The Importance of Sole Company Directors having a Will

Articles | Wills and Estates

As adults, most of us are probably aware that dying intestate (without a valid will) can complicate matters for our families and loved ones. But did you know that dying…

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The Importance of an Up To Date Enduring Power Of Attorney

Articles | Wills and Estates

What happens if you are outside the country and you need someone to urgently act on your behalf, or are incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself? An Enduring…

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Statutory Wills: Making A Will For Person Who Lacks Capacity

Articles | Wills and Estates

Let’s face it, as responsible adults there are certain things we simply have to do whether we like it or not. We have to work. We have to pay bills….

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What Can I do if I Have Been Left Out of a Will?

Articles | Wills and Estates

If you have been excluded from a Will, it probably seems like a slap in the face. You may be feeling hurt and angry – especially if the person who…

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A Ten Point Strategy to Make Sure Your Estate Planning is Up to Date

Articles | Wills and Estates

It’s one of those things that we all know we should do – but we don’t necessarily want to do it. As adults we’re all aware that it’s important to…

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Will Shock: Could an unsent text message be a valid will?

Articles | Wills and Estates

In Queensland, a valid will is written and signed by either the person making the will (the Testator) or directed by the Testator in their presence. The testator must sign...

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The Ticking Time Bomb in Your Estate Plan

Podcasts | Wills and Estates

When it comes to estate planning, you might be surprised that often the biggest asset that you may leave behind might not be your property pool, but rather your superannuation….

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What is an Executor and How Do I Choose One?

Podcasts | Wills and Estates

If you’re like many people when it comes to estate planning, you probably don’t give the attention that’s necessary in choosing who your executor will be but rather simply opting…

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Why Simple Wills Rarely Work Anymore

Podcasts | Wills and Estates

The fabric of the traditional family unit has changed and continues to change! Once, Mum, Dad and the 3 kids, were locked into family bliss, or maybe not, but nevertheless…

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What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

with Richard Dawson

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What is a Will and Enduring Power of Attorney?

with Steven Mahoney

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The Reasons Why You Should Consider a Testamentary Trust

with Richard Dawson

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The Benefits of a Testamentary Trust

with Richard Dawson

We’ve Come to an Agreement in Relation to Our Property Settlement. What Do We Do Now?

Articles | Family Law

Firstly, give yourself a pat on the back! It is great that you have reached agreement, as you will save the considerable legal costs involved in arguing over who gets…

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How Do I Apply for a Divorce?

Articles | Family Law

Divorces can be an emotionally tough time for both partners, as well as affected third parties such as children, parents, in-laws and even friends. Unfortunately, divorces can also be a…

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What Happens in a Property Settlement Conference?

Articles | Family Law

One of the first things to become clear when you are going through separation and divorce is that there is a lot of confusing legal jargon. There are technical terms…

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Am I in a De Facto Relationship or Not?

Articles | Family Law

Bob and Betty have both had terrible experiences in property settlement matters with their prior spouses. They are now in their 50’s and have been ‘going out’ for about 8…

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Duty of Disclosure in Family Law Matters

Articles | Family Law

Sometimes you simply must tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. A lie by omission – something you do not mention when you should – is…

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New Changes To The Family Law Court System

Articles | Family Law

Clarifying Binding Death Nominations in Superannuation Re Narumon Pty Ltd [2018] QSC 185 A recent decision in the Queensland Supreme Court, Narumon, emphasizes the importance of a valid Binding Death…

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Can I Recover My Costs in Family Law Proceedings?

Family Law | Podcasts

In this podcast, OMB Solicitors, Family Lawyer, Gary Mallett answers the commonly asked question, as to whether costs can be recovered in family law matters. What is the General Rule…

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What is a Family Report?

Family Law | Podcasts

In family law matters, you may have heard of the term, “family report,” but what is it and in what circumstances do they apply. In this podcast, Gary Mallett, our…

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Do Grandparents Have Rights in Family Law Disputes?

Family Law | Podcasts

We know that family law disputes are often tumultuous with so many people, quite apart from the 2 spouses and children that are caught in the crossfire. One such group,…

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Nuisance Communication – Rights of Body Corporate

Articles | Body Corporate

Ten phone calls, fifty voice messages and a disgruntled lot owner who wants answers yesterday – there is always one. But when does it constitute a nuisance communication and what…

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The Roles and Responsibilities of Body Corporate Members

Articles | Body Corporate

There is little doubt that both the role and responsibilities of body corporate members can be onerous. In this video, Gold Coast Lawyers at OMB Solicitors’ Tom Robinson discusses those…

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The Importance of Open Communication within Body Corporate Committees

Articles | Body Corporate | Business Law

I always find it interesting when I attend a budget committee meeting and the committee expresses to me their disappointment ….

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Know Where to Stand

Articles | Body Corporate

Are you ready for your Body Corporate Levies to change again? The calculation of who pays what levies in a body corporate has been contentious for some time. The major…

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Body Corporate Feuds

Articles | Body Corporate

Body corporate disputes are nothing new but Juliette Nairn from OMB Solicitors has the ability to steer you through what can be a minefield of litigation. Are you frustrated by…

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Common Body Corporate Questions Answered

Body Corporate | Podcasts

In this podcast, OMB Solicitors Partner, Juliette Nairn answers some commonly asked questions by bodies corporate. Dan: The first question we have here is, in the event that an owner…

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What Happens if a Body Corporate Caretaker Wishes to Sell its Management Rights to a New Caretaker and Wants the Committee to Agree to it?

Body Corporate | Podcasts

In the context of bodies corporate, one commonly asked question is, what happens in the event that a body corporate caretaker wishes to sell its management rights to a new…

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How Does a Body Corporate Change its By-Laws?

Body Corporate | Podcasts

With the sheer number of Bodies Corporate on the Gold Coast, it’s probably not surprising that the need to change a bylaw occurs quite regularly. But how is that change…

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What Happens When Body Corporate Levies Go Unpaid?

Body Corporate | Podcasts

If you own a lot within a community title scheme, then it’s likely that you may be aware that they are required to pay Body Corporate levies. However, it can…

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I Want to List My Unit on Airbnb. Do I Need Permission from the Body Corporate?

Body Corporate | Podcasts

Have you heard of Airbnb? You probably have and heard also about owners of properties who are making significant money letting their place out on the Airbnb platform. But if you’re…

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Body Corporate Team Introduction

with Juliette Nairn

Five Frequently Asked Body Corporate Questions Answered

with Tom Robinson and Annaka Faulkner

The Roles and Responsibilities of Body Corporate Members

with Tom Robinson

Management Rights - Assignments and
Variations

with Tom Robinson

Body Corporate - Nuisance Communication

with Elisha Hodgson

Body Corporate - Levy Recovery

with Elisha Hodgson

Your Business Your Dream

Articles | Business Law

Buying or selling a business can be a stressful time. Your business is often your dream and the motivation and income source for your family. But the process of buying…

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What Happens to a Business in a Family Law Dispute?

Articles | Business Law | Family Law

Introduction In family law property settlement proceedings  all assets and liabilities of each party, (whether they are owned jointly or separately) are combined to form what is commonly known as…

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What Happens When the Honeymoon is Over?

Articles | Business Law

As with most relationships when parties initially form that relationship be it personal or business the relationship is in what is often phrased “the honeymoon phase”…

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The Importance of Open Communication within Body Corporate Committees

Articles | Body Corporate | Business Law

I always find it interesting when I attend a budget committee meeting and the committee expresses to me their disappointment ….

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Mortgage Mayhem

Articles | Business Law

Higher interest and a cooling financial climate can cause havoc for unprotected borrowers and lenders.

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Planning Helps When Disaster Strikes

Articles | Business Law

Australia has suffered a number of natural disasters and health scares recently. Forward planning can minimise impact on individuals and business.

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How Your Business Can Recover Debt if You Have Received a Court Judgement

Business Law | Podcasts

If you’re a business and you’re owed money and have received a court judgement to recover the debt, what are the next steps? In this podcast, Cameron Marshall, Business Lawyer…

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What is the Best Business Structure for a Tradesman Wanting to Start their Own Business?

Business Law | Podcasts

If you’re a tradesman contemplating going out on your own, there’s probably a bunch of things going on in your mind, one which may be how do you legally set…

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What You Need to Know Before You Sell Your Business

Business Law | Podcasts

For many business owners, they’ve dedicated years and years of blood, sweat, and tears into their enterprise, hoping that one day, all their efforts will pay off when they sell…

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Buying a Business

with Simon Bennett

Benefits of Mediation

Articles | Ligitation

Litigation can be inherently uncertain, time consuming and expensive. This is fundamentally why the majority of disputes that come across our desk are resolved out of court. Parties are encouraged…

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Social Media and Defamation

Articles | Ligitation

Ben Strangman discusses the increasing perils of posting on social media and how it could affect you.

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Protect Yourself at all Times

Articles | Ligitation

The year 2011 will be remembered for natural disasters – Brisbane floods, North Queensland Cyclones, Christchurch earthquake and the Japanese tsunami.

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Courts, Cost & Considerations

Articles | Ligitation

An experienced solicitor offers viable solutions in the face of legal action. Leading Gold Coast lawyer Simon Bennett says courts are often described as casinos for the rich. “Most people think only…

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Should You Choose to Litigate or Not?

Ligitation | Podcasts

Conflict is sadly a part of most relationships, be it business or otherwise, but in the context of former, litigation for many is often their preferred choice to resolve issues….

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How Builders Can Resolve Disputes Quickly

Ligitation | Podcasts

The building and construction space is the source of many legal disputes that arise out of complicated contract arrangements. This will often lead to the parties enforcing their legal rights,…

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Our Litigation Team - How We Help

with Cameron Marshall

Protecting Your Assets - Property Purchase Agreements

with Cameron Marshall

5 Things From a Bodies Corporate Perspective When Entering Into a Contract

with Cameron Marshall

Are You Covered if Your Airbnb Guests Injures Themselves?

Articles | Insurance

This is the first question that you should ask yourself if you are considering renting your property on Airbnb. Are you renting your whole house or unit on Airbnb or…

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Putting a Price On Pain & Suffering

Articles | Insurance

Recent reform to awards for pain and suffering for those who have suffered a workplace injury brings the Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation Act into line with the damages available under the Civil…

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Insurance Claim Disputes

with Lysa Jamieson

Debra Johnson

Whatever the situation might be, OMB Solicitors are here providing solutions.