Law Society of New South Wales Media Release: Reduced benefits for North Coast motorists under CTP scheme

20 March 2013 Lawyers say that with 2,072 people injured on North Coast roads in just one year, and 671 in Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed, cuts to benefits under the new CTP scheme should be of serious concern. Bill Grace, President of the Far North Coast Regional Law Society said that […]

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Deceased estate case and litigation involving De Facto relationship

“Mary” lived in a de facto relationship with “Joseph” for nearly 10 years before he died in tragic circumstances. Joseph’s will was made 20 years previously, when married to “Elizabeth”, from whom he never divorced. John’s estate was left to his wife and children. No provision had been made for his de facto partner, Mary. […]

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Injury

“Sue” a nurse and the main breadwinner for her family, was in an accident and suffered terrible injuries. Also the mother of four children, Susan was not able to work, and even though “Bob”, her husband also earned an income, they were now unable to pay their mortgage and other bills. Initially, her insurance company […]

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Why choose a local solicitor instead of a licensed conveyancer when purchasing property?

“Peter” wanted to buy land and spoke to his finance broker to arrange a loan for a property of more than 100 acres. Complex bank rules can apply to loans when buying a property of that size, Initially, Peter hoped to save money by using a licenced conveyancer rather than a solicitor to act on […]

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