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Jul

19

District Court

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The District Court is the second level in the Queensland Courts System after the Magistrates Court and before the Supreme Court. It deals with criminal and civil matters that are more serious or involve larger amounts of money than the Magistrates Court is permitted to deal with.   The District Court is presided over by […]

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Jun

27

Disputes with Neighbours

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Various types of neighborhood disputes can be very disruptive to a person’s normal enjoyment of their home. In these circumstances, many community legal services offer a mediation service. You can also try and mediate disputes through qualified mediators. The State Government in regional areas provides mediation services through its Community Justice Program and details can […]

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Jun

27

Debt Recovery

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CASH FLOW The profitability and sustainability of any business often depends on its ability to recover debts. Often businesses can be crippled when large sums of money are due and have not been recovered. While some businesses have streamlined processes for recovering outstanding monies, others have not. It is very important that […]

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Jun

27

Criminal Compensation

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In Queensland, any person who suffers a personal injury as a result of a criminal offence may be entitled to make an application for Criminal Compensation. These types of claims are covered by the Criminal Offence Victims Act 1995. There are two ways a person may be entitled to make a claim: If the offender […]

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Jun

27

Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004

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Background and Overview On 1st October 2004, the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) came into effect. The object of the Act is to ensure speedy recovery of progress payments for work carried out under a Construction Contract, or for related goods and services under a Construction Contract. The Act provides for an interim […]

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Jun

27

Bankruptcy Notices & Creditors Statutory Demand

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WHAT HAPPENS ONCE THE COURT ORDERS THAT SOMEONE MUST PAY ME MONEY? Once you receive a Judgment from a Court or a Ruling from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal that orders someone or a company to pay you money this Judgment or Ruling is enforceable as a money order of the Court. There are […]

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Jun

26

PAMD Form 27c

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Should this form be presented to the Buyer before or with the Contract? The provision of the PAMD Form 27C Disclosure to a prospective Buyer, and the presentation of Sales Contracts by a Seller or its Agent, are two completely separate obligations required by the Property Agents and Motor Dealer Act 2000 (PAMDA). We have identified that […]

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Jun

26

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act

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Background and Overview On 1st October 2004, the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) came into effect. The object of the Act is to ensure speedy recovery of progress payments for work carried out under a Construction Contract, or for related goods and services under a Construction Contract. The BCIPA will affect Construction Contracts […]

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Jun

26

Building Disputes

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In any type of construction, be it residential, commercial or industrial, on a small or large scale, there are many ways in which disputes arise. These disputes may include: Domestic building disputes between a property owner and a residential builder. Commercial Building Disputes Building Disputes between contractors and subcontractors Disputes between builders or property owners […]

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Jun

26

Body Corporate Disputes

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COMMUNITY TITLE LIVING Community Title Living is an increasingly popular lifestyle option for a diverse range of people. Owners of a lot in a Community Title Scheme automatically become part of the Body Corporate, which must elect a committee to make decisions about financial management of the scheme and management of the common property. Most […]

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