A Fairer Fines System for NSW: What You Need to Know
The NSW Government has made some big changes to the State’s fines system in a bid to make it easier for people to pay or resolve their fines. Whether it’s a speeding ticket or parking fine, going forward, NSW residents will find it’s simpler and fairer when it comes to paying or resolving fines. Pay […]Click here to read more >>
Good News for First Home Buyers: NSW Government Slashes Stamp Duty
The NSW Government has announced temporary Changes to Stamp Duty as part of their COVID-19 Recovery Plan. The move will help first home buyers as well as the construction industry, creating jobs which in turn will help boot the economy. Stamp Duty Waiver for First-home Buyers Under the new changes, the threshold above which stamp […]Click here to read more >>
The $25,000 HomeBuilder Grant: Are you Eligible?
In a bid to boost the economy and help out the construction industry, the Federal Government recently announced a $680 million HomeBuilder Scheme. This news has generated a lot of excitement as well as confusion as people are not entirely sure who’s eligible and who’s not. Platinum Lawyers has put together this guide to answer […]Click here to read more >>
Legal Advice: COVID 19 Response
It’s business as usual at Platinum Lawyers (NSW) Pty Ltd during the COVID-19 Crisis. Our Staff are safely working from home where possible and available to provide the same Legal Services to you as always. All face to face consultations will be conducted strictly in accordance with the recommended guidelines as well as offering consultations […]Click here to read more >>
How to get Business Loans during COVID-19| Independent Legal Advice on Loan Documents in Sydney NSW
The NSW Government has offered a $90 billion lending facility to banks for small business – but there are ALWAYS strings attached. Platinum Lawyers Business Loan Lawyers will advise borrowers and guarantors on the nature and effect of proposed loan documentation including obligations under the loan agreement and the likely consequences should the loan go […]Click here to read more >>
How to prepare a WILL during Coronavirus Covid-19 virus pandemic in Sydney Australia
Navigating your WILL through COVID-19 Preparing a “Will” during a time of uncertainty is the most guaranteed safeguard anybody can provide themselves and their families The NSW Government has offered a $90 billion lending facility to banks for small business – but there are ALWAYS strings attached. In the wake of the current situation with […]Click here to read more >>
How Can I Get Rent Relief ? Due to Covid-19 My Retail Business Is Struggling.
If you are a retail business owner struggling in the current challenging retail environment, paying high rent could be inflaming the situation. Many struggling retail tenants are attempting to renegotiate their leases or even considering selling up. Covid-19 – My Retail Business Is Struggling If this is the position you find yourself in, […]Click here to read more >>
How to Extend Your Australian Visa in Light of the Coronavirus Fear?
With the Coronavirus fear gaining momentum with each passing day, Chinese tourists in Australia are desperately trying to extend their visas. Here is a guide from Platinum Lawyers on the visa and travel restrictions for Chinese people, international travellers and Australians. How to Extend Your Visa in Australia if You Do Not Want to Return […]Click here to read more >>
Driving Over the Limit? Traffic Offences
You are in a hurry because you are running late for an appointment. You are in a hurry because you are stuck in traffic and need to speed up to recover the missing time. You can have any reason to drive over the limit. And let’s face it, everyone, every now and then, has driven […]Click here to read more >>
Mobile Phone Detection Cameras Installed in NSW: What this means for Sydney motorists?
Using a mobile phone while driving can cost you heavy fines, loss of demerit points and more. The NSW Police have made the laws stricter to crack down on the number of mobile phone usage related road accidents. As such, it’s important to know what the road rules are in NSW when it comes to […]Click here to read more >>
FAQs About Drink Driving Charges
Drinking and driving is dangerous – both to the person engaged in such behaviour and for those on the roads. In recent times, NSW has taken a ‘’zero tolerance’’ stand when it comes to dealing with Drink Driving Offences. Currently, a first-time, low-range drink driver will cop a minimum fine of $561 and an immediate, […]Click here to read more >>
Drink Driving: Understanding the Effects of Alcohol on Your Driving
Unless you’re a novice driver who just got your license, chances are that driving is just another mundane task for you. But if you really think about it, driving is pretty complicated. You need to be on high alert, have good coordination, fast reflexes and be able to make split-second judgements when needed. With so […]Click here to read more >>
Using Your Phone to Pay at A Drive-Thru: Is It Illegal?
Recently, the Victoria Police conducted a poll on Facebook, asking voters “When using a fast-food outlet’s drive-through service, can I use my phone to pay?” A whopping 65% of the voters said ‘Yes, it was acceptable to do so.’ Victoria Police later responded, revealing that it was illegal for motorists to use their phones to […]Click here to read more >>
Can They Affect Your Chances of Securing A Home Loan?
‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ services have taken Australia by storm. Their appeal comes from being a payment service that is interest-free and time-convenient among other things. As Property Lawyers and Licensed Conveyancers Sydney, Platinum Lawyers wishes to educate consumers on the need for responsible spending when using such services. Providers such as Afterpay, Zip Pay, […]Click here to read more >>
Drug Driving – The Party’s Over!
Road safety in and around Sydney is of paramount importance, not just for you but for those around you. Drive after taking drugs and face a suspended license for three months. Sound harsh? It is. As of 20 May 2019, drivers who test positive for any illicit drugs in New South Wales (NSW) will be […]Click here to read more >>
The Government’s First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme
Why you need a Lawyer now more than ever to look over your Conveyancing, Mortgage and Contract of Sale agreements Buying a home in Sydney, just got more complicated, which is why the services of a Conveyancing Lawyer in Sydney has become indispensable. The Federal Elections are over, the New South Wales Metro has just […]Click here to read more >>
Unfortunately, this is not the surprise the Police have planned for you this Long Easter Weekend
This Easter Long Weekend, Platinum Lawyers Sydney would like to advise its clients that double demerit Points will apply in Sydney. Double demerit points will come into effect on Friday, April 19th and continue all the way to Monday, April 22nd. With the ANZAC Day holiday, later in the week, what you also need to […]Click here to read more >>
Make A Pledge To Take Control of Your Finances This Women’s Day
Platinum Lawyers wishes all the women out there a ‘Very Happy Women’s Day.’ Every year, we see more and more women making big strides, taking the corporate world by storm with their tenaciousness and hard work. While this is laudable, we also need to look at the flip side of things. While more women are […]Click here to read more >>
Should You Pleading Guilty to Drink Driving Offence?
As Western Sydney’s leading law firm, we would say ‘yes’ – you should plead guilty to drink driving if you have been hit with a charge for it. The Law in Australia does not take kindly to drink driving. The majority of drink drivers are convicted by the Courts, have their licenses revoked and some […]Click here to read more >>
Have you been caught speeding?
The penalties are heavy for speeding in New South Wales A common question people ask when they are caught speeding is ‘what fine am I expected to pay if I am caught speeding?’ At Platinum Lawyers Parramatta, we have put together a table to explain the fines you can expect to pay if you are […]Click here to read more >>
How Much Does A Conveyancer Cost in Sydney?
The world of property settlements can be confusing and frankly intimidating. With lots of money being dealt with and a whole lot of legal jargon, one can feel like a duck out of the water. Luckily, there are people you can hire who can make the process go much more smoothly. Normally, when seeking legal […]Click here to read more >>
You Can Court Disaster Or A Settlement – Platinum Lawyers Can Help
Sometimes, a lawyer’s letter is all you need to get a company, partner, vendor or person’s full and focused attention. Businesses don’t always go as planned. And when this happens, a legal settlement may be necessary. Things don’t always have to go to court. Sometimes, legal teams can settle matters quicker than a lengthy legal […]Click here to read more >>
Want To Start An Online Business? E commerce Lawyers
So, you want to start an online business: You have a great idea for a product, or maybe the product is ready, and you just need a platform to sell it. Maybe you already sell your products at weekend markets, but you want to take your business to the next level. Whatever you plan to […]Click here to read more >>
Business Lawyers Sydney & Parramatta – Contracts – Dispute – Debt
You can court disaster or a settlement Sometimes, a lawyer’s letter is all you need to get a company, partner, vendor or person’s full and focused attention. Businesses don’t always go as planned. And when this happens, a legal settlement may be necessary. Things don’t always have to go to court. Sometimes, legal teams can […]Click here to read more >>
Know Your Rights: Do the Police Have the Right to Search You Without Your Consent?
The law can help you. But for it to help you, you need to know your rights. For instance, if a police officer wants to search you, should you comply? Or do you have the right to refuse the search? In the event that a police officer wants to search you, you have to options: […]Click here to read more >>
Know about Dividing Marital Assets after a Separation
When a marriage or a de facto relationship has come to the point that the only way you hope to make things better is by getting a separation, there are a lot of things that come with it. A separation requires a lot of decisions to be made on your end of things, such as […]Click here to read more >>
When we have an excessive need for affirmation, we can try and beat it out of the very person who gives it to us.
If we want to stop domestic violence, we have to first understand it. There is nothing good, or kind, about domestic violence. But domestic violence, is not as astonishing as the reason that causes it. According to an article written by Psychology Today’s, Hara Estroff Marano, titled The Key to Ending Domestic Violence, what leads […]Click here to read more >>
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Understanding Domestic Violence is the key to ending it. When a person is violent, what they want is empathy. Sometimes, we can’t give it, because we’re out of it ourselves. Understanding empathy, affirmation and their link to domestic violence is the key to ending it. Domestic violence is something we have all engaged in If […]Click here to read more >>
Strange Australian Laws That You Didn’t Know Exist
Are you a law-abiding citizen? Can you say with certainty that you’ve never broken the law? Before you answer “yes” to those questions, you might want to read this blog. Australia is home to some of the strangest laws in the world. Most citizens aren’t even aware that such weird laws exist. While the chances […]Click here to read more >>
Grandparents’ Rights to See Their Grandchildren – What Does the Law Have to Say About It?
The bond between grandparents & grandchildren is special & quite unlike any other relationships. What happens when that bond, that connection between a grandparent and their grandchild, is threatened or severed? What rights do grandparents have, in the eyes of law, to see their grandchildren? When parents decide to end their marriage by getting a […]Click here to read more >>
Key Differences Between Family Lawyers And Criminal Lawyers In Sydney
Law is a very broad field with different areas having different experts. Family lawyers are quite distinct from criminal lawyers. Even so, in some instances they might overlap. You might find yourself in a situation where you cannot decide which lawyer you might need to hire, for example, in the case of divorce especially if […]Click here to read more >>
What makes a good lawyer, good?
In the times we live today, fighting for your rights through proper means has become a very crucial thing. If you stay quiet about some kind of injustice done to you then you are by no means a good citizen, as first you will let the person attack you and while taking no action against […]Click here to read more >>
Ever Wondered What Will Happen to Your Cryptocurrency When You Die?
Cryptocurrency has been the buzzword on everyone’s lips in recent times. There’s been a lot of speculation on the reliability and stability of such digital assets that operate on a decentralised, peer-to-peer network. Some experts predict that the monstrous growth of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins is not sustainable and should not be trusted. Some […]Click here to read more >>
Five Important Checks before Buying a Property at Auction
The majority of properties in the Sydney region sell at auction. If you have been in search of a house in Sydney, you might have heard of this too. This can be really difficult for buyers as they have to make all the necessary checks before making a bid at the auction. That is why […]Click here to read more >>
Wearing Thongs While Driving – Is It Illegal in Australia?
Traffic offences, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and speeding, are common knowledge. However, there are certain traffic laws that are not so well known. For instance, have you ever wondered about whether it’s illegal to drive in thongs in Australia? Are there laws in place that tell us what type […]Click here to read more >>
Key Differences Between A Lawyer And A Barrister
To the layman, barristers and lawyers seem to provide the same services with just interchangeable names. So is there a difference in both these terms? Do they do different work? There are actually some key differences between them, and Platinum Lawyers Sydney can help you decide what is more suited to your needs. Lawyers in […]Click here to read more >>
How Demerit Points Work In The Holiday Season
As we all know that when holiday season draws near, more and more people start to go out. People are celebrating and going out to shop for gifts, decorations and other things that they might need for Christmas, Boxing Day or for the New Year’s. The increased number of people going out means there is […]Click here to read more >>
How to Make a Valid & Enforceable Will
A Will that complies with the formal requirements of section 6 of the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) (‘SA’) will be admitted to Probate in the equity division of the NSW Supreme Court. Who Can Make A Will? Only a person over the age of 18 can make a valid Will unless: (a) A minor makes […]Click here to read more >>
Why Planning Wills for Blended Families Is Difficult?
It is harder for many people to make Wills because of their family structures. Those having blended families involving step children are usually hesitant about estate planning or making a Will as they worry that the process will be even more complicated and stressful than usual. Planning a will for Blended Families People re-marrying and […]Click here to read more >>
Property Settlement Basics at the End of a Relationship
When two people are involved in a relationship (marriage or de facto) and they decide to part ways and end the relationship, both parties need to discuss the division of their financial assets among themselves. This can include transferring the ownership of anything ranging from cash, real estate or any other form of property between […]Click here to read more >>
Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way
Most people are by and large aware of the fact that they should prepare a will in their lifetime. People also tend to change their will if they already have one drafted, if their situation requires them to. While preparing a will is seen as a pessimistic act, it is very important for you to […]Click here to read more >>
How To Pick The Right Family Lawyer In Sydney?
Legal representation is a required event at some point in most people’s lives. When that happens, a lot of thought needs to be put towards selecting the right kind of lawyer. A phase of our lives that is often never considered is the end of a legal relationship. This is what sets apart a family […]Click here to read more >>
Parenting Arrangements After Separation
A divorce or separation is a stressful time as is, but when there are children involved, an extra level of stress is added over. Questions like “What will happen to the children?” and “How will they be affected by the separation?” arise. The answers to these questions lie in the different kinds of parenting arrangements […]Click here to read more >>
What you need to know about road safety in Sydney and Parramatta?
At the start of your license training, every driver is taught the basic rules and regulations of driving. Over time, however, you may need to refresh your memory of these rules in order to avoid getting into any legal trouble in the form of Traffic Offences or drink driving. Another reason to keep learning is […]Click here to read more >>
When Do You Need A Family Lawyer?
Every family goes through problems. If you are in an unfortunate situation such as a divorce or a child custody case, the first thing you need to do is get yourself a family lawyer. In such stressful times it can be difficult for you to figure out what you want. If you are in the […]Click here to read more >>
Traffic Offences On Driving With A License Suspension In Sydney
If your driver’s license gets suspended in Sydney, it can be very problematic. You may need to drive for work, use your car to drop the kids off or get to and from work. It can impede on being able to get to the shops as well as your social life. There are many reasons […]Click here to read more >>
Know Your Rights When Pulled Over For Traffic Offences
Sometimes the first time you know you’ve been speeding is when a police car signals for you to pull over. You might not have realised how fast you were going or there may have been some confusion over the speed limit. No matter what the reason was you should know your rights in the event […]Click here to read more >>
How To Challenge A Drink Driving Charge In Sydney?
Drink Driving is a common offense that can lead to a criminal conviction, incurring a fine and even the disqualification of your driver’s license. It’s not an ideal situation and can have adverse effects on your work prospects. If you’ve been charged with drink driving you might think its game over, however, this is not […]Click here to read more >>
How A Lawyer Can Assist You With Debt Recovery?
If you have provided goods or services to a customer and they are refusing to pay up then it’s time to explore your options. There are different procedures that can assist with following up a debt. Platinum Lawyers in Sydney has experienced debt recovery lawyers that can provide advice and help you take action. Here’s […]Click here to read more >>
What You Need To Know Before Franchising Your Business
If your business is going well you may consider franchising it. When franchising is done well, it can prove to be beneficial for both parties. You need the knowledge to make it happen and the capital to back it. For franchise lawyers that give you the right advice’s, get in touch with Platinum Lawyers if […]Click here to read more >>
How Safe Is Your Franchise Agreement?
The Franchising Code of Conduct was established in October 1998 after which it was heavily amended in March 2008. This mandatory industry Code of Conduct carries a substantial importance as franchisers and franchisees have to follow this Code in addition to the usual business laws and regulations. Platinum Lawyers Sydney will assist you in understanding both […]Click here to read more >>
Why Should You Use A Drug Possession Lawyer?
People are arrested every day on drug possession charges. It’s common for these to relate to small amounts for personal use in their car or on them. You can fight these charges for a better outcome. Family Lawyers NSW are experienced in dealing with all sorts of crimes, including drug possession. We can work with […]Click here to read more >>
How To Choose A Conveyancer?
When buying or selling a property it’s essential that you use a conveyancer. You don’t legally need one, but can decipher the legal jargon making it a smoother process for everyone involved. With a number of conveyancer services available in Sydney it’s hard to know which one to choose. Platinum lawyers have a team experienced […]Click here to read more >>
Few Reasons Why You Should Use A Franchise Lawyer
There are many great franchise opportunities out there and if you’ve found one you’re interested then it’s important to find a reputable franchise lawyer. Franchise agreements and how these work with other contracts such as your shop lease can be complex. Make sure you do your research and get advice from an experienced franchise lawyer […]Click here to read more >>
What does a Criminal Lawyer do?
Are you looking for a good criminal lawyer who can win your case and offer high quality advice at an affordable rate? No doubt, it can be quite distressing if you find yourself facing criminal charges. It can be extremely challenging to navigate through the complex procedures of the legal system on your own. We […]Click here to read more >>
Sorry Is Not Good Enough Or Is It?
Article by A. Moutasallem September 2011 We live in a litigious society where it is often the case that parties elect to fight disputes to the bitter end in court rather than pursuing attempts to reach a mutually acceptable compromise. It seems we are reluctant to acknowledge fault and to apologies to those who have […]Click here to read more >>
How to fight drug possession charges?
Drug possession cases are the most seen in the criminal court rooms making them a routine procedure for lawyers. Often a larger percentage of drug possession cases involve arrests based on small amounts of possession of the prohibited substances. As hundreds of charges are made, many of the lawyers don’t proceed with as much intensity […]Click here to read more >>
Why choose Platinum Conveyancing Lawyers in Sydney?
Worried about your next property deal? All the paperwork and other several requirements? Essentially the conveyancing process looks at the transfer of title when you buy or sell a property. It deals with everything from pre-purchase requirements to collection of keys at final completion. If you would like to complete your property deals quickly and […]Click here to read more >>
Role of Conveyancer in Property Purchasing/Selling
Are you buying yourself a house for the first time, or are considering long-term investment? Perhaps you are purchasing a property for your business venture or commercial service. If any of the above, it’s important you ensure you have essential knowledge on the process and concept of conveyancing. Conveyancing is the transferring of ownership […]Click here to read more >>
Property Selling Sydney
SELLING YOUR PROPERTY IN SYDNEY Eliminate the Stress out of Selling Selling your property or family home will most likely be a very emotional time in your life. Issues such as managing the sale, making sure your sale goes through correctly in order to be able to buy a new property involve difficult legal contracts […]Click here to read more >>
CONVEYANCING SYDNEY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Confused about Conveyancing or have a million questions going through your head The Conveyancing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Q: What is Conveyancing? A: Put simply, conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the title of a property from one person to another. Q: Why should I use a Conveyancer? A: […]Click here to read more >>
The Interlock Program
29/09/2011 A. Moutasallem In certain circumstances, it is inevitable that a person convicted of a drink driving offence will lose their licence for a period of time. However, no matter how desperate your circumstances are our experienced drink driving lawyers will do their utmost to get you back onto the road. If your circumstances […]Click here to read more >>
How to Choose a Lawyer in Sydney
There are times in our lives where we may need legal representation. However, the necessity of a lawyer may be rare and thus what to look for in a lawyer isn’t necessarily common knowledge to everyone. But because when those rare situations do arise, you want to be supported and represented by someone who understands […]Click here to read more >>
Dealing with Divorce in Sydney
The decision to get divorced is never an easy one. It takes time, stress, fights and lots and lots of tears. One of the most heart wrenching parts of a divorce is thinking about the children involved. Their worlds will change, and their hearts may be broken because of the separation that is about to […]Click here to read more >>
When You Need Us, We Are Here
Although avoiding it is one of the top priorities, there will be the day in everyone’s life when a lawyer is needed. When this day comes only a couple of things are really important; you need your lawyer to be good and affordable. Platinum Lawyers are some of the most successful lawyers in the business, […]Click here to read more >>
Top Reasons To Retain A Lawyer In Sydney
Lawyers offer a variety of legal services including criminal, marital/family law, commercial, litigation, wills and estates, and real estate procurement. The following are some of the services offered by lawyers in your area. CRIMINAL LAW SERVICES Murder Assaults Terrorism Sexual offenses/Indecent exposure Computer crimes Fraud offenses Theft Drug-related matters Environmental offenses Automobile matters including drunk […]Click here to read more >>
Let The Experts Take Care Of Your Legal Matters
Finding the Right Lawyers Legal matters can be pretty taxing, pun intended. This is especially true when it comes to property matters, business advice and representation, and the conveyancing process. A state or country’s laws may be far too complicated for a layman to understand and work around. That can work in favour of many […]Click here to read more >>
Buying Off The Plan In Sydney
In recent years buying “off the plan” has become quite popular, particularly for investors but also for home buyers. The concept has advantages both for the purchaser and the developer. From a purchaser’s point of view, property which may not be completed for some time can be purchased at today’s prices. This can be a […]Click here to read more >>
Choice Between Sydney Conveyancing Lawyer Or Licensed Conveyancer?
One of the most important decisions to make after you have decided to purchase or sell your home can be the choice between using Conveyancing Lawyer or a licensed conveyance. We have listed some of the positives and negatives in both options. So what exactly is the difference between a Conveyancing Lawyer and a licensed […]Click here to read more >>
Selling Your Property In Sydney
ELIMINATE THE STRESS OUT OF SELLING Selling your property or family home will most likely be a very emotional time in your life. Issues such as managing the sale, making sure your sale goes through correctly in order to be able to buy a new property involve difficult legal contracts and processes. If this is […]Click here to read more >>
Tips For Buying Property in Sydney and Parramatta
Buying a property is likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your life. It is imperative that you understand your legal rights and responsibilities so that you don’t put yourself at any risk. The following article will list some of the top things recommended by our Conveyancing Lawyers to […]Click here to read more >>
Stamp Duty News Sydney
50% off Stamp Duty On all newly built homes up to $600,000 Now first home owners aren’t the only ones who get help buying a new home. As part of its economic stimulus plan, the New South Wales Government is helping all eligible buyers of newly built homes up to $600,000, cutting stamp duty by […]Click here to read more >>
Hardest Part Is Finding the Right Property in Sydney
House-hunting can be a hard adventure that can push even the most ambitious purchaser over the edge. First you have to search through books of real-estate advertisements only to be disappointed that the great home on offer is, in fact a termite-ridden structure about to collapse on the adjoining property. Then, once you have finally […]Click here to read more >>
In Need of a Lawyer in Sydney?
Finding oneself in a situation that requires legal guidance isn’t one that anybody wants to see himself facing. Whether it comes to family disputes or purchasing a new piece of land, having great communicative and experienced legal counseling at one’s disposal can be absolutely critical. It can make the difference between going to jail or […]Click here to read more >>
Platinum Lawyers Sydney Help Find Proximate Solutions For Your Insoluble Problems
WHEN WOULD YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL CONVEYANCE LAWYER If you are buying a property, selling or mortgaging, you would have to engage a law firm to assist you in the transaction. Platinum Lawyers has experienced Conveyancing Lawyers and Property Lawyer Sydney to assist you in simple to complex conveyancing matters. How a Good Divorce Lawyer […]Click here to read more >>
Need a Divorce; But, Aren’t Sure Where to Start?
When you need a divorce, the situation can be serious. Not knowing where to start makes the situation that much more devastating. Platinum Lawyers offers the following information on where to begin. Legal Help The first step in seeking help to begin a divorce process is to contact a Sydney attorney. If you have children, […]Click here to read more >>
How to get back Custody of your Children in Sydney
The court may find a parent unfit for different reasons; awarding legal custody to the other parent. Regardless of the reason you lost your children in a custody battle, if you are ready to get back your children, Platinum Lawyers offers this help. It will be your responsibility with your lawyer to convince the judge […]Click here to read more >>