Windfalls and family law property settlements

The steps involved in determining how property is divided after the breakdown of a relationship generally include: identifying the assets, liabilities and financial resources of the parties; assessing the parties’ financial and non-financial contributions;...

A Step by Step Guide to the Litigation Process

If you are a small business owner, there is a good chance that at some point you will consider suing someone to recover a debt, seek damages for a breach of contract or to resolve an employment dispute. If you are considering commencing a legal action, it is important...

Enduring Powers of Attorney explained

Most people have heard of a Power of Attorney but most do not fully appreciate the extent of its power, the benefits it delivers or the types of powers of attorney that exist. A Power of Attorney is a convenient and sound legal method of allowing someone to handle...

The benefits of mediation in a commercial dispute

Lawyers are often stereotyped as being interested in prolonging an expensive Court action. More often the opposite is true. Lawyers know that Court cases are expensive and that clients are fearful that legal costs could escalate to an intolerable level. Lawyers...