201707.14
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Drug Rehabilitation to Escape Conviction

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BY John Vizzone Quite often offenders of crime also have an associated or underlying drug issue/dependency that may be causing them to commit certain crimes. In New South Wales, a scheme is set up to divert such offenders into rehabilitation rather than in accordance with the general principles of law. This scheme is known as…

201707.06
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Legal Basics: What Does A Conveyancing Solicitor Do?

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One question that is often asked is why do you need a conveyancing solicitor and exactly what do they do? You get your pre-approval for your first home. After months of endless Saturday morning property inspections you finally decide that you have found your perfect place. You fire in an offer. The real estate agent…

201706.28
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Murder Scene Hosts Bitter Estate Battle

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A property at Coogee where a wife and mother was murdered in 2012 has played host to a bitter Estate battle over the asset. The property located at 2 Denning Street, South Coogee has made headlines after the murdered women’s husband and son went toe to toe in a bidding frenzy. Eventually the property was knocked…

201706.28
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6 Year Old Girl Gives Divorcing Mum Advice

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By Lisa Rugero Salerno, Accredited Family Law Specialist Even after 35 years of practising in Family Law, I was moved by this video.  Don’t let your Family Law dispute get to this stage! Either myself, Lisa Ruggero Salerno or Daniella Ruggero, both  Accredited Family Specialists can help you. Make an appointment for either at our…

Legal Basics: Legal Costs
201706.20
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Legal Basics: Legal Costs

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One common question from clients is whether if you succeed in a matter you have all of your legal costs paid for. This may seem like a simple question but it is a complex one which depends on the specific circumstances of the case and what type of matter it is. As a general rule…

201706.20
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Off The Plan Investors To Pay Stamp Duty Upfront

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In the 2017-2018 budget the New South Wales state government has announced that investors who purchase off the plan will be required to pay stamp duty immediately, rather than up to twelve months later. The measure has been described by some as a way of not only increasing the government’s cash flow but also to…

201706.12
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Legal Basics: Wills, Guardianship and Powers of Attorney

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In this series we answer the basic questions that many people ask. This week it is all about wills, guardianship agreements and powers of attorney. So what are they and when do you execute them? Wills A will is quite simply a legal document which sets out how you would like your estate (which consists…

201706.12
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Should Teenagers Who Have Consensual Sex Be On The Sex Offenders List?

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By John Vizzone In the year 2000 the New South Wales government passed legislation enacting the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000. The Act essentially  to much fanfare created a Child Sex Offenders Registry where the perpetrators of sexual offences against children, considered perhaps the most appalling of all offences, would be placed on a government register…