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The Importance of Storing Valuable Documents

12 February 2020

In the wake of the NSW bushfire crisis it is an appropriate time to reflect on how we can better prepare for the unexpected and protect what is most valuable to us. Continue Reading..

How not to destroy the Christmas Cheer...

20 December 2019

For many, Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy good food, good wine and (mostly) good company.  Continue Reading..

Home Insurance Traps

20 November 2019

When homeowners leave their homes unoccupied for extended periods of time, insurers have found that the risk of break-ins, burglaries and property damage through robbery and vandalism increases. Continue Reading..

Cropping our sunburnt country, on a handshake….

10 October 2019

The use of share farmers and contractors to plant, spray, nurture and harvest crops on an informal handshake is common.  Continue Reading..

Thinking of buying or selling a Residential property?

10 September 2019

A ‘Residential property’ cannot be advertised for sale, either privately or by an agent, until a Contract for Sale, also known as a listing contract, has been prepared.  Continue Reading..

Taking water under a basic landholder right

9 August 2019

Jack is a mad gardener and owns a small 5 acre property on a hill near the Tumut River. Jack lives off grid and has a veggie patch that’s the envy of the district. There is a small 3 meter wide strip of land owned by Jill between Jack’s property and the river.  Continue Reading..

Dolly’s Law

11 July 2019

In early 2018 Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett tragically took her own life after being subjected to an extended period of bullying and cyberbullying; a story which touched so many nationwide. Her family has rallied around this devastating incident to raise awareness for bullying through ‘Dolly’s Dream” – a campaign focused on research, education and planning and implementation for others dealing with bullying and also for families who have experienced similar tragedies.  Continue Reading..

The future of your farming business – to plan or not to plan?

12 June 2019

For many, the thought of succession planning can cause a lot of angst. The parents may worry about how to make things ‘fair’ between their children, on-farm kids may worry about taking on too much and off-farm kids may wonder where they fit into the equation.  Continue Reading..

Attorney acting against the principal’s wishes

10 May 2019

Attorney’s responsibilities and actions are a heightened concern for lawyers today. As society has recently put a spotlight on elder-abuse issues, the decisions and proposals of an appointed attorney are carefully reviewed by law firms, courts and tribunals alike.  Continue Reading..


9 April 2019

Buying or selling real estate, whether it is a home, farm, investment property, commercial or business property, can be a complex process. If you are not aware of your obligations under the terms of the contract for sale and the relevant laws which are constantly subject to change, it could become a costly exercise if things go awry. Continue Reading..