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Jury Duty

If you are lucky enough, you may at some point in time be included on a jury roll which means you can be summoned to serve on a jury over the course of a year. This is an important civic responsibility. There are a number of categories where you are considered automatically ineligible to serve on a jury. These include if you are: Unable to read or understand English; A person who currently is, or in the last 3 years has been a Police Officer, or a person with access […]

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Duffy Elliott Commercial Leasing Lawyers Dubbo

Electronic Leases (E-Leases)

NSW Land Registry Service has converted over 2 million Certificates of Title from paper to electronic titles. The next step in converting to full electronic conveyancing was the introduction of Electronic Leases (E-Leases) on 10th December 2018. An E-Lease can be over the whole of the land, part of the land and can include a plan of the property when registered. If there is a mortgage on the property then the mortgagee is required to provide their consent to the lease in the electronic workspace. A retail lease, commercial lease […]

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A first home buyer Lawyer in Dubbo

Exciting News in the Pipeline for Prospective First Home Buyers

ATO Releases Draft Ruling on First Home Super Saver Scheme Since 1 July 2017 first home buyers have been eligible for stamp duty exemptions under the First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme. The First Home Buyers Assistance scheme provides eligible purchasers with exemptions on transfer duty on new and existing homes valued up to $650,000 and concessions on duty for new and existing homes valued between $650,000 and $800,000. Now, more good news might be on the way for First Home Buyers as the ATO has released a draft ruling providing […]

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Christmas Closure

Duffy Elliott Lawyers will be closed from 1pm, Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen at 8.30am, Monday 8 January 2018. The Directors and Staff wish you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

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Family Lawyers in Dubbo

Never married? De Facto? When can you have a property settlement?

If you were living with someone in a de facto relationship and have separated, you may need to consider having a property settlement. You can have a property settlement by agreement or, if you cannot agree, by filing an Application before the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court. If you need to file an Application it is important to remember time limits apply. Married people have 12 months from the date of divorce to file their Application.  People in a de facto relationships have 2 years from the date of separation […]

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Looking to Buy Property with your SMSF?

Here is what you need to know if you are looking to purchase Property with your SMSF The Basics: Self-managed super funds (SMSF) are now the largest sector in the Australian Superannuation Industry. Purchasing property with a SMSF isn’t the latest in innovation, but the concept of borrowing to purchase is relatively new. The capacity to borrow means that people are now able to use their SMSF to invest in properties that they may not have previously been able to afford. Advantages: Purchasing property through your SMSF can be a […]

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Merry Christmas from Duffy Elliott Lawyers

Merry Christmas from Duffy Elliott Lawyers

Dear Clients & Colleagues, Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a  Prosperous New Year   The Partners & Staff at Duffy Elliott Lawyers Please note this office will be closed from 1pm, Friday 23 December 2016 and will reopen at 8:30am, Monday 9 January 2017.

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Making a Will? Your Solicitor puts your needs first.

Robert Badenach & Anor v Roger Wayne Calvert [2016] HCA 18 On 11 May 2016, the High Court of Australia held that a solicitor did not owe a duty of care to a beneficiary under a Will to advise the testator (person making the Will) of the options available to avoid exposing their estate to a claim under the Testator’s Family Maintenance Act 1912 (Tas). The Circumstances of the Case Mr Doddridge instructed a solicitor to prepare a Will leaving the whole of his estate to the son of his […]

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