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Why do I need to use a Notary Public?

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Jonathan Papalia, Executive Lawyer and Notary Public

If you are intending to move overseas or do business in another country, it is very likely that you may need to use the services of Notary Public. This article explains what a Notary Public is and the types of services they offer. What is a Notary Public? A Notary Public is someone who has been given authority to witness documents, admi .. Read more...

Considering scaling up? The advantages of company structures for SMEs

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Jonathan Papalia, Executive Lawyer and Notary Public

Company and trust structures are an ideal way of separating operational risks for growing businesses. When operating as a sole trader or in a partnership, all the risks of running a business are held personally by its owners. In fact, sole traders and unincorporated partnerships expose all of their owners’ personal assets to potential cla .. Read more...

Caveat emptor – Tips for buyers in off the plan property purchases

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Bruce Lum, Executive Lawyer

Purchasing a property is a daunting experience for most people. With the large amount of development going on in and around Sydney at the moment, more properties are being sold off the plan adding a further layer of complexity to the transaction. From 1 July 2017 investors in off the plan properties will need to pay stamp duty within 3 mont .. Read more...

Minimising the risks of unpaid debts

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Paul de Mestre, Principal

To win a debt collection matter in Court, there are three boxes that must be ticked: There should be an agreement, preferably in writing Goods have been provided and there is proof of delivery or services rendered An invoice has been issued that is in accordance with or that matches the agreement, and goods provided or services rendered.  .. Read more...

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