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Debt Collection Basics for Business

If you are owed money for goods or services, the first step in attempting to recover it is generally to send a letter of demand to the other party setting out the amount of money outstanding and giving them a defined period of time within which to settle the matter by...Read More

Retail Leasing Disclosure Obligations

When leasing commercial property, it is important for tenants and landlords to understand the relationship they are entering and the rights and obligations they have. In Queensland, retail leases are regulated by the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) (the ‘Act’)....Read More

Dealing with deceased estates – Executor duties

After a person dies someone has to look after the assets of that person and pay the person’s debts. Although the person is no longer here, his or her affairs must be finalised and the person to finalise the affairs is appointed by the Will of the deceased. Where...Read More

Why Everyone Should Have a Will

Estate Planning is not just for the wealthy! Having a will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.  Not only can a will legally protect your spouse, children, and assets, it can spell out exactly how you would like things...Read More

Making a Will if Capacity is in Question

It is well known that a Will is a legal document which sets out how a person wants their assets to be distributed once they die. If you are over the age of 18 you can make a Will – provided you have capacity. In general terms a person will have the necessary...Read More