Private Investigation Services

Its 2018. Most people have had access to the internet now for over 20 years, and boy has it come a long way. It is the primary source of communication for both private individuals and businesses. Unfortunately, due to this fact, and how easy it is to remain anonymous online, there has been an increase in associated fraudulent behaviour.

Two common examples we see often which individuals come up against are:

  1. Investment Scams
  2. Online Abuse

Investment Scams – Example

A broker from overseas (commonly either ...

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Can I Represent Myself in a DUI Case?

The short answer is “Yes, you can!”

To represent yourself in a Queensland court is a right. However, it may or may not be the best option.

Self-Representation is Challenging

Even though DUI matters are common in the Queensland court system, don’t let that fool you into believing that these offences are viewed by the courts as trivial offences.

That is not the case!

The fact is that DUI offences are taken very seriously, and the consequences of these types of offences can severely impact ...

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How to Get a Work Licence After a DUI

The issuing of a work licence is a provision under Queensland legislation (Section 87 Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995), which allows a person convicted of drink driving (or driving with drugs present in their system) to drive only for work purposes during their period of licence disqualification.

No matter what anyone might tell you, the process is not straightforward. A quick glance at Section 87, and you will see why.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not ...

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Got Crypto Currency? Get a Will.

As 2017 nears an end, there has been one strong theme in the world of financial markets and wealth accumulation: the rise of Bitcoin and crypto currency. Generation Y are fast acquiring crypto currency such as Bitcoin as an investment for the future, with Generation X reluctantly following, both seeing huge profits over a very short period of time. In the history of finance, there has never been anything like it in both terms of the product and the short ...

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Trademark Scam Alert

If you apply to register a trademark in Australia (through IP Australia), beware of unsolicited invoices which follow. Within 3 months, there is an almost 100% likelihood that you will receive letters from ‘TPP – Trademark & Patent Publications’ (from Poland / Czech Republic) and ‘TM-Edition – International Catalogue of Trademarks’ (Hungary) asking you to pay $2,080 and $1,850 respectively. These letters are trademark scams.

Example letters:

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Case Study: Financial Asset Valuations vs CAPEX Renewals Modelling

The Problem

Since the introduction of IPWEA’s Practice Note 3 for buildings, government bodies have increasingly been attempting to pair financial asset valuations with asset management renewals modelling to save consulting costs. However, whilst high-level replacement modelling can be conducted from the financial asset valuation, additional costs are associated when renewing asset components due to variable service level expectations, lowered quantities of scale, restricted access to components, and costs associated with removal and disposal of failed components.

Because of ...

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Attending an Independent Medical Examination (IME)

So you have been injured and decided to make a claim for personal injuries. It is important to realise that at some point you will be required to undertake what is known as an IME or ‘Independent Medical Examination’ by the insurers of the responsible party.

5 Tips for victims attending an Independent Medical Examination (IME)

1. Be Honest. Do not exaggerate your condition. If something doesn’t hurt, don’t claim that it does. You can rest assured ...

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