Achieving the Best Possible Outcomes in Legal Cases

  • Why Hire a Conveyancing Solicitor Over a Conveyancer?

    23 January 2019

    When you buy or sell a property, you have to go through a series of legal hoops to transfer the property from one person to another. This process is called conveyancing. It's generally easiest to use a qualified professional service to do this. Depending on where you live, you may have the choice of using a conveyancer or a conveyancing solicitor. What's the difference between the two? When might it be better to use a solicitor rather than a conveyancer?

  • Thresholds That Workers Compensation Claims Must Meet

    26 June 2018

    If there is an area in workers compensation law that employees do not understand well, then it is compensation threshold. Most employees are of the belief that as long as you have been injured in the workplace, you are entitled to workers compensation. However, nothing could be further from the truth. First, there is a threshold that claims must meet. Second, the limits are guided by a strict set of workers compensation guidelines.

  • Collaborative Divorce: How And Why?

    21 July 2016

    A collaborative divorce is one that embraces alternative dispute resolution strategies such as mediation and negotiation as opposed to litigation. This concept is increasingly becoming a popular option with Australian couples looking to get divorced. The increasing popularity can somewhat be attributed to various negative aspects associated with the traditional court-based divorce, for which collaborative divorce provides a remedy. This article explains how and why. Open Communication The collaborative process allows for open communication between you and your spouse under the guidance of appointed family law practitioners.

  • What to Expect When Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    20 July 2016

    One of the most commonly types of bankruptcy filed is chapter 7. This type of bankruptcy is also referred to as liquidation bankruptcy as in the end you will have liquidated most of your debt if not all of it! Any non-exempt properties that you may have will be sold. This will be done by your bankruptcy trustee so as to pay off creditors with the proceeds. Exempt properties will remain under your name.

  • Do I Need an Attorney If You Intend on Pleading Guilty?

    30 June 2016

    Criminal law attorneys don't come cheap—there is no dispute about that. Therefore, why hire an attorney if you intend to plead guilty to the charges filed against you? Well, here are four reasons why hiring a criminal law attorney is still important. Examine your case Is it necessary that you plead guilty? A lawyer can examine the evidence in your criminal case, and determine if you have any concrete defenses. For instance, assume you're apprehended without probable cause.

  • TAC Claims: 3 Reasons Why You Need A Lawyer's Help

    24 June 2016

    Thousands of people use Victoria's public transport system every day. Accidents on the network can cause serious, life-changing injuries. The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is a publicly funded body that helps people deal with any injuries that occur on the public transport network, but if you need to file a claim through the TAC, you should still seek a lawyer's help. Find out why. You only have a limited time to file your claim

  • Steps to Follow After a Slip and Fall Accident

    22 June 2016

    Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere and at any time. If you are in one, the actions you take after the accident go a long way toward protecting your personal injury claim and receiving your compensation. For this reason, the following steps should be undertaken from the time of the accident to filing an injury claim. Report the accident It is important to report a slip and fall accident to the owner of the premises immediately after the accident.

  • Tips for a Successful Property Transfer Transaction

    21 June 2016

    Purchase and sale of property are sensitive transactions in the real estate industry. If done in the wrong way, a property transfer transaction can derail the entire buying or selling process. Whether you are selling or buying property, you want to ensure that the transaction runs smoothly and that both parties are satisfied. How do you do this? Here are some tips on how to undertake a successful property transfer transaction.

  • Why opt for collaborative divorce?

    15 June 2016

    The decision to call it quits in marriage comes after a long inner struggle. When both spouses agree that they have irreconcilable differences, they might want to consider getting a collaborative divorce rather than a contested divorce. Read on to discover why. Understanding collaborative divorce Essentially, a collaborative divorce involves a team methodology to marriage separation. Rather than treating every matter as a distinct fight to be won, as is the norm in a traditional contested divorce proceeding, a collaborative divorce brings to the table both spouses and a team of experts who work together amicably to arrive at an agreement that suits each party.

  • How your criminal defense attorney can put up several defenses against eyewitness testimony

    13 June 2016

    If you've been charged with a criminal offense in court, it can be very stressful. Hearing that there's an eye witness to the crime that you allegedly committed can cause you great anxiety. However, there are various ways that your criminal defense attorney may challenge such eye witness testimony. Expose bias If the eyewitness personally knows you, there may be some enmity between the two of you which may cause the eyewitness to incorrectly identify you as the suspect.