Losing a loved one is often an emotionally overwhelming experience, and amidst the grief, managing legal matters can add another layer of complexity. Yet it most often falls to those closest to the deceased to manage the administrative burden created by death. A crucial document in such circumstances is the Last Will and Testament of...

Attending court for criminal charges can be a daunting experience. However, understanding what to expect can make the experience less difficult and intimidating.  Types of Courts in Australia If you are facing criminal charges, you will receive a Court Attendance Notice or other paperwork that informs you of the charges and the date and time...

If you are thinking about a new venture, expanding an existing business or entering a new market, one option you might consider is to buy an established business. There are advantages and disadvantages when buying an existing business compared with starting your own. Considering the pros and cons of each, and carrying out any due...

Navigating the complexities of parenting arrangements after separation or divorce can be challenging, especially when it involves moving house or travelling with children. The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the Family Court Act 1997 (WA) (the “Family Law Legislation”) serve as the foundation for addressing issues related to the care of children after separation...

When do you need to give a tenant a disclosure statement

Disclosure statements under the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA Are you a landlord entering into or extending or renewing a “retail shop lease”? Check if you are required to give the tenant a disclosure statement. Because if you are but do not do so, the consequences can be dire. 1. When do...

In May 2020 Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd applied for the grant of a liquor store licence in premises to be located at the Karrinyup Shopping Centre. The proposed premises had a floor area of 150 m² and would carry Liquorland’s usual range of beers, wine and spirits and ancillary products. There is an existing BWS...