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Australian Immigration – Understanding Bridging Visas

A bridging visa is a temporary visa that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) might grant in certain circumstances to allow a non-Australian citizen to remain in Australia for a certain period of time. Understanding when and how to apply for bridging visas is...Read More

Helping Your Kids Step into the Property Market

Buying a first home has always been a financial challenge, but housing affordability in Australia has declined so much in recent decades that younger generations are struggling to gain entry to the property market at all. As a result, more parents wish to take...Read More

Making a Will if capacity is in question

It is well known that a Will is a legal document which sets out how a person wants their assets to be distributed once they die. If you are over the age of 18 you can make a Will – provided you have capacity. In general terms, a person making a Will (a testator)...Read More

Foreign Ownership – Owning Property in Australia

If you are a foreign person or are a trustee of a foreign trust, before buying a property in Australia you may need to: obtain a notification from the Foreign Investment Review Board (‘FIRB’) under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (‘FAATA’) that...Read More

Overview of the Litigation Process

Litigation is a formal and contentious process, usually takes place in a court room, presided by a judge and without a jury. The steps involved in litigation typically include the following: Commencement pleadings: this involves the filing of a statement of claim or...Read More

Assessing Eligibility for a Partner Visa in Australia

A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. In Australia, a partner visa offers a pathway for individuals to join their partners and establish a life together in this country. This visa category recognises and...Read More