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Skilled Visa Processing Time

Following the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on many industries and businesses in Australia, the Department of Home Affairs is attempting to improve skilled visa processing time for the following visa applications: Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187). For that purpose, the Department …

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How To Apply For A Domestic Violence Order

If you are experiencing domestic violence, you can apply for a Domestic Violence Order (DVO). A DVO sets out the conditions that must be obeyed by the person who has committed the Domestic Violence (“the Respondent”). When applying for a DVO, you can either have a police officer, lawyer, friend …

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Ukraine Visa Support

Visa Support for Ukrainian Nationals  The Australian Department of Home Affairs has responded to the crisis in Ukraine by stating that applications under all visa categories from Ukrainian nationals will be processed as a priority. It was also announced that Ukrainian nationals in Australia, whose visa expires before 30 June …

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The New REIQ Contract

  As of 20 January 2022, the REIQ released new versions of contracts for purchases and sales of the property in Queensland. A new clause was introduced, under clause 6.2, which gives either a buyer or seller the option to extend the Settlement Date for up to five (5) business …

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New smoke alarm legislation for QLD

New Smoke Alarm Legislation QLD

Upgrade your Smoke Alarm Today: New Smoke Alarm Legislation QLD If you are looking to buy or sell a home, or you are a landlord of a property that has tenants living in the house, it is essential to keep up to date with the new smoke alarm legislation that …

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Lawyer reviewing commercial contract

What happens during Contract review?

So you have found the perfect property and you are presented with the contract to purchase it. What should you do next? The best next step would be to speak with your solicitor so you can go through the contract together. This appointment can be made in person or online …

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What isi Litigation and how to lodge a claim

What is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation, simply put, is the process of making a claim through the Court system that relates to a commercial matter. It is essentially civil litigation but for the important distinction that one or both parties are a company or commercial entity. As is the case in civil litigation, commercial …

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Family Law Courts

A new beginning for the Family Law system

On 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia will be amalgamated into the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (‘FCFCOA’). This new Court will consist of two divisions – Division 1 will deal with family law matters, while Division 2 will …

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Family Law Courts

Family Law System-The Reality

Over 7000 family law cases have been in the system for more than 18 months to two years around the country. On the direction of the Chief Justice, hundreds of cases were mentioned in the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court over two weeks in August 2021 to give litigants a final …

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Get your proeprty contract reviewed for free

Property Contract Review

So you have found the perfect property and you are presented with the contract to purchase it. What should you do next? The best next step would be to speak with your solicitor so you can go through the contract together. This appointment can be made in person or online …

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