There is a rapidly expanding number of people taking up small rural land holdings or “hobby farms”. As RMB Lawyers Partner and rural property expert HUW EDWARDS explains, it pays to be aware of potential tax implications:
The Goods and Services Tax can apply to the sale of rural land under certain circumstances. RMB Lawyers Partner and rural property specialist HUW EDWARDS explains:
Crown or “paper” roads criss-cross rural NSW, creating potential access issues and other problems for landowners. RMB Lawyers Partner and rural property specialist HUW EDWARDS explains:
RMB Lawyers successfully secured $52,000 for an injured apprentice as part of a total and permanent disablement claim. Compensation Lawyer AIMEE LANYON outlines the case:
Succession planning is often overlooked when compared to the day-to-day pressures of running a family business.
With Australia undertaking a COVID-19 vaccination program, RMB Lawyers Partner CHRIS SHEPPARD examines whether employers can force their employees to be vaccinated.
A new State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) aims to facilitate the delivery of diverse housing that meets the needs of the State’s growing population and supports the development of a build-to-rent sector. The RMB Planning Division explains.
Conditional Release Orders have replaced the old system of Good Behaviour Bonds for some criminal offences. The RMB Criminal Division explains what is involved.
Trusts, including family trusts and unit trusts, are useful mechanisms to provide asset protection both throughout life and in estate planning, and also allow greater flexibility in tax planning. However, as RMB Lawyers Wills & Estates & Disputed Wills Division explains, it pays to understand the nature of perpetual succession:
Caring for a child with a disability is an incredibly challenging for parents who continue to provide ongoing care for their child into adulthood. RMB Estate Planning lawyer Division explains the value of Special Disability Trusts:
Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance claim payments provide a lump sum to help people who are totally or permanently disabled due to illness or injury and unable to work. RMB Lawyers recently had great success with an historical TPD claim, as the RMB Compensation Division explains:
Easement access to a new development can be a contentious issue in property law. RMB Lawyers Associate and Local Government Coordinator explains:
A new Personal Injury Commission is operating in NSW from March 1, designed to more simply resolve disputes between compensation claimants and insurers. The RMB Compensation Division explains how the commission will operate.
Purchasing a farming property is much more complex than most property transactions. The RMB Lawyers Rural Conveyancing division outlines the important issues that need to be considered.
The legal interpretation of contract can be a minefield for the unwary. HAYLEY KELLOWAY of RMB Lawyers explains the approach that Australian Courts take in interpreting contracts when disputes arise.
Posting on social media during or after a family law court case can be fraught with problems, as the RMB Lawyers Family and Relationships Law division explains.
When selling any hospitality business, be it a café, restaurant, bar or venue, it's important to document the sale correctly using a well drafted Business Sale Agreement. RMB Lawyers Commercial Lawyer PAUL BARTHOLOMEW list eight common issues.
When two or more people or companies want to come together to create a new business venture, the question of how to structure it is important. RMB Commercial Lawyer PAUL BARTHOLOMEW explains some options:
Data breaches are security violations in which sensitive, protected or confidential data such as credit card and bank details, personal health records and intellectual property is copied, transmitted or stolen by unauthorised persons. The RMB Lawyers Business & Commercial Transactions division explains the process for companies or individuals that experience a data breach.
A business partnership without a formal partnership agreement can be a recipe for disaster. As RMB Lawyers Managing Partner CRAIG OSBORNE explains, prevention is better than cure.
A workplace injury can lead to not only a workers compensation claim, but often claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination. The RMB Compensation division explains why care is required in these cases.
RMB Lawyers Managing Partner CRAIG OSBORNE outlines the importance of the presumption of innocence in our legal system.
Many employees are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be able to claim for injuries sustained whilst working from home or another remote location under the NSW workers compensation scheme. The RMB Compensation division explains.
There is a world of difference between a good family lawyer and a bad one. RMB Lawyers Managing Partner CRAIG OSBORNE explains the qualities he sees in a good family lawyer.
A hip replacement device used up until 2012 caused problems for many people. The RMB Compensation division explains.