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In our Articles section you’ll find a huge archive of articles on every day legal issues arranged by topic – Property Law, Litigation, Wills and Trusts, Family Law, Business & Commercial Law, Estates, Elder Law and Employment Law. Each of these articles has been written by one of the lawyers here at Smith and Partners and designed to help you understand the kinds of legal issues that affect you. Below you can find a teaser of our most recently published articles.

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Latest Articles
22/07/2015 |
Property purchasers are encouraged to conduct due diligence and get a lawyer to check the agreement for sale and purchase before they sign, but what about the vendor or person...
24/06/2015 |
So, your parents have agreed to give you and your partner a loan to help you buy your first home – great! But what do you need to be aware...
23/06/2015 |
Some agents and office administrators have asked why we occasionally need you to pay us the balance of deposit funds into our trust account by ‘same day cleared payment’. A change...
22/06/2015 |
What would happen to your business if the worst suddenly happened to one of the owners? It’s certainly not a pleasant thought, but it is scenario that could have serious ramifications...
22/06/2015 |
The Building Amendment Act 2013 has now been fully implemented. The purpose of the amendments is to increase consumer protection and certainty. The Act moves reliance (and liability) away from council...

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