Did you know about the latest changes at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)? If you have not been to DFAT to have your documents stamped with an apostille or authentication within the last few months, then you should make a note of the recent changes to what you need to do and […]
For clients dealing with the passing of a loved one is never an easy task. In the legal profession we can see the worst of people surface when dealing with loss of loved ones. Families can often be torn apart when arguing about issues not covered in a will. The presumption is often that disputes arise over […]
On 1 September 2015, the Australian Government stopped issuing visa labels for Australian visas in favour of issuing electronic visas. All visa records are now stored in a central database which enables online checking of visa details by visa holders, registered Australian organisations and airline staff. As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we are often […]
December. Here we are again. Celebrating the end of school terms and university semesters, looking forward to overseas holidays and summer vacations, enjoying travelling around or relaxing at home, attending family gatherings for Christmas, and preparing for New Year resolutions. This is the time when it all happens. This is also the time when people […]
The Battle of the Identical and Confusingly Similar Trade Marks In the lead up to its mid-December release, the name “star wars” has been featured in the press more often than usual. However, amidst the promotion frenzy, Lucasfilm (the production company behind Star Wars) has also been keeping busy on other fronts. Last month, Lucasfilm filed […]
Do we assist clients with notarising their documents to support their application to migrate to Canada? Yes, we do. Do we notarise documents that were not issued in Australia so that they can be used in Canada? No, we do not. As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we are frequently asked to notarise […]
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Did you know that your relationship status can affect your Will? That’s why it is so important to update your Will whenever your relationship status changes. In NSW, marriage automatically revokes your Will. This means that if you previously had a Will and subsequently got married, that Will is no longer valid. You (and your spouse) […]
Who are the Affected Parties to a Surrogacy Arrangement There are a few steps that you need to take before commencing surrogacy, one of which is determining the relevant persons to your surrogacy arrangement. The Surrogacy Act 2010, which is the governing legislation in the state of New South Wales, defines these persons as an […]
For people who buy or sell property in South Africa, having the documents for their transaction notarised in a common requirement. Generally this includes various documents ranging from transfers, declarations and the power of attorney. If these documents are signed in Australia then they must be notarised before they can be used in South Africa. […]
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When is the Best Time to Register a Trade Mark? Through the course of helping clients with their trade marks, I’ve had the privilege of meeting entrepreneurs and business owners from diverse industry backgrounds with varying trade mark requirements. Some clients come to us because they’re just starting a business and want to make sure […]