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Common Conveyancing Pitfalls in Queensland

The conveyancing process is complex and involves a number of pitfalls that buyers and sellers can easily fall prey to if they are not familiar with buying and selling property in Queensland. Let DSS Law help guide you through the process from preparing contracts and documents to advising you on the legal implications and risks involved.

Differences between Arbitration and Conciliation

There are various legal methods to resolving disputes that parties can access before resorting to litigation. Arbitration and conciliation are two alternative dispute resolution processes that can help resolve disputes without the involvement of a court or tribunal.

Have you planned for the new Queensland Planning Act 2016?

The new Planning Act 2016 comes into effect on 3 July 2017 and establishes a new planning framework and overarching policy for land use planning within Queensland. Understand how the new legislation changes the current planning system and how it will impact development outcomes throughout the state.

What happens to your superannuation fund when you die?

Your superannuation fund is often one of your largest assets. Therefore, it is important to understand what happens to your superannuation benefits when you die and how you can ensure that it is dealt with in accordance with your wishes in the event of your death.

Recent Changes to Restrictive Trade Practices and Price Fixing

The recent decision of the High Court in the case, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd [2016] HCA 49, has qualified the application of restrictive trade practices in relation to agency arrangements and confirmed that a principal and agent may be considered competitors in certain circumstances.

The Role of an Executor

An executor plays an important role in carrying out the wishes of a person after they die. Executing a will can be a complicated process so it is important to understand the duties and obligations that the role entails.