Can you really clean up your credit history?
What is credit history? The legislation that governs credit history and credit reports in Australia is the Privacy Act 1988. According to section 6N of the Privacy Act, credit information, (commonly referred to as ‘credit history’) can include information about a person’s: repayment history; default history; court proceedings brought...Read More
Dispute Resolution: I am owed money, can I lodge a caveat against the debtor’s land?
The title to this article is a question we regularly get asked when we’re approached by clients to recover a debt due to them. Unfortunately, in most circumstances the answer is no. In this article, we will explore the circumstances in which you can lodge a caveat against a...Read More
Julian Assange: Freedom of Expression or Espionage?
Co-founder of the controversial website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been all over the news recently following his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The arrest came after Assange had been living at the Embassy for the past seven years, claiming political asylum. Assange has been charged with numerous offences,...Read More
Are you prepared to work with your lawyer?
This is a question you need to ask yourself if you’re becoming involved in legal proceedings. Your lawyer will know the law that applies to your dispute and the processes of the court. In other words, lawyers know the rules and the strategy of the game. However, you need...Read More
The Benefits Of Mediation
Whilst 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 interested in preserving long standing relationships with their...Read More