Understanding Patents

Understanding Patents

What is a patent? A patent is a legally enforceable right for a device, substance, method or process. A successful patent application relies on a few criteria. For instance, the invention must be: – new; useful; and inventive or innovative. It is vital to...
Travel exemptions to Australia

Travel exemptions to Australia

Australia’s borders are currently closed, and entry to Australia remains strictly controlled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, unless you are an Australian or permanent resident, or someone that falls into the special exempt categories, you must apply for an...
Advance Care Directives

Advance Care Directives

Reading Time: 2 minutes At some point in your life, there may come a time when you are unable to make a decision. Amongst some reasons are because: • of a sudden accident or serious mental health episode • of dementia or similar condition • of a sudden serious stroke...
Why is it a good idea to have a Will prepared?

Why is it a good idea to have a Will prepared?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you need a Will?  The simple answer to this question is “yes, if you have assets”. Almost everyone owns property of some kind or another, so almost everyone will need a Will. If you are wondering “when do I need a Will?” or “what age do...
What you need to know about Conveyancing?

What you need to know about Conveyancing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership of a property from one person to another. If you want to buy or sell a home, land, or investment property you will have to sign a contract. The legal work involved in preparing the...
Starting a Business – Business Structures

Starting a Business – Business Structures

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the start of the new financial year is just around the corner, if you are planning to start a business, now is the time to think of a suitable type of business structure for your business. Amongst the key decisions you will need make when...