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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS Tue, 11 Dec 18
It is that time of the year again when people are starting to relax, and are getting ready to enjoy the Christmas/New Year break after the busy working year and start looking forward to 2019. Therefore, we would like to extend to you some carefully drafted Christmas wishes, with an abundance of lawyer humour: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all . . . and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2019, and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee. (www.urbandictionary.com)

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AIRBNB AND BODY CORPORATES

AIRBNB AND BODY CORPORATES Tue, 11 Dec 18
The ability for unit owners to rent out their units for short term accommodation via sites such as ‘Airbnb’ or ‘Stayz’ has long been a grey area, with many body corporates attempting to stop these types of rentals from happening by attempting to enforce by-laws which have been explicitly drafted to exclude short term rentals. It has been an ongoing tug-of-war between unit owners and Body Corporates, with each vying for the ‘winning’ position. It appears that the ‘winner’ has now been determined, and the recent decision of the Body Corporate for Hilton Park CTS 27490 v. Colin Robertson [2018] by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has provided clarity for unit owners by ruling that they are legally entitled to offer their units for short-term rentals (through schemes such as Airbnb or Stayz) and that any attempt made by the Body Corporate to restrict such use by way of a by-law or other means is invalid and will not be enforceable.

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PPSR CHARGES - ARE YOURS ABOUT TO EXPIRE?

PPSR CHARGES - ARE YOURS ABOUT TO EXPIRE? Tue, 11 Dec 18
Personal property is considered to be any form of property other than land, buildings or fixtures which form a part of that land. This can include cars, boats, caravans, art, machinery and crops as well as intangibles such as intellectual property and contract rights. The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR took over from the REVS (Register of Encumbered Vehicles) Queensland and Bills of Sale Register in 2012. The purpose of the register is to determine the priority for secured creditors in the event that a debtor defaults or goes into liquidation.

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INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION

INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION Fri, 9 Nov 18
Note: This is a very broad and complex area and this article is in no way intended to provide a complete overview of this area of law. If you require advice in relation to this area of law you should contact one of our professional and experienced Gold Coast lawyers to seek advice tailored to your specific circumstances. An issue which can be of concern to separated parents, particularly around school holidays and the Christmas break, is where children are scheduled to be taken on a holiday by one parent, either interstate or out of the country. There are a significant number of parents who are fearful that their children will fail to be returned by the other parent.

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CRYPTOCURRENCY AND YOUR WILL

CRYPTOCURRENCY AND YOUR WILL Fri, 9 Nov 18
Although acquiring digital currency is increasingly common in this day and age, it is also an area which, due to its relatively recent surge in popularity, is often overlooked when people are having a new Will drafted. Cryptocurrency or digital currency (such as Bitcoins) is big business, with a very large (and unquantifiable) number of investors worldwide, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

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SETTING UP A NEW COMPANY OR BUSINESS?

SETTING UP A NEW COMPANY OR BUSINESS? Fri, 9 Nov 18
With the year drawing to a close, it is the perfect time for an assessment of our life, health and career choices. It is unsurprising then that we often see a significant increase in the number of new companies and business endeavours which are launched at the start of a new year. At Affinity Lawyers, our Gold Coast Lawyers understand the thrill, anticipation and stress that often comes with setting up a new Company or business. Unfortunately, we are also well aware of the pitfalls and traps which can trip you up if they are not considered properly, or worse, are not contemplated at all.

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