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Wills and Estates

Making a Will if capacity is in question

Making a Will if capacity is in question

How to go about making a will if capacity is question. Who decides on the capacity? When should the Will be signed? Could the Will be challenged? How a lawyer can help. If you are over the age of 18 you can make a Will – provided you have capacity.

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Enduring Powers of Attorney Explained

Enduring Powers of Attorney Explained

Most people have heard of a Power of Attorney, however, most do not fully understand the extent of its power, the benefits it delivers or the types of Powers of Attorney that exist. A Power of Attorney is a useful legal document which can be used to authorise a person...

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Family

FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – POST COVID 19

FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – POST COVID 19

Domestic and family violence during and post Covid-19, and identifying the “markers” of an abusive relationship Whilst Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease in WA, lawyers, counsellors and front line workers are starting to see a flood of family and domestic violence...

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Parenting Orders

Parenting Orders

What you need to know in the midst of COVID-19 and how we can help  It is important for families to know that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family Court of Western Australia remains open. As matters currently stand, hearings and conferences continue to be listed...

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Commercial

Liquidated damages in construction and commercial contracts

Liquidated damages in construction and commercial contracts

Including a liquidated damages clause in construction or commercial contracts is a common way of addressing what sanctions will apply if a breach of contract arises during the operation of the contract. It is therefore important to understand exactly what is meant by...

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Differences between Employees and Contractors

Differences between Employees and Contractors

Businesses should have systems in place to ensure that the correct determination is made as to whether a worker should be classified as an employee or as an independent contractor. This is important as tax, superannuation and other obligations will apply depending on...

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Property

Western Australian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Western Australian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Introduction On 29 May 2020, the Western Australia Government released the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Regulations 2020 (WA), which incorporates the Western Australian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct (Code). The Code came into operation on 30 May 2020,...

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Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet released a Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct (Code). The purpose of the Code is to impose a set of good faith leasing principles for application to commercial tenancies (including retail, office, and industrial) between landlords...

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Criminal

Bail in the Covid-19 era

Bail in the Covid-19 era

Criminal law in the COVID-19 era has experienced rapid changes and the jurisdiction surrounding Bail is no exception. At Frichot Lawyers, we want to keep you informed about how these changes could impact Bail arrangements for you, or your family and friends. What does...

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The seven top reasons not to speak to police

The seven top reasons not to speak to police

You can take it from us. The knowledgeable criminal law team at Frichot Lawyers want to keep you informed about why, in our experience, talking to the police might not always help you. These are some of the reasons why you may want to think twice: You simply don’t...

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Personal Injuries and Compensation

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