General Law

Lawyers, Solicitors, Barristers… What’s the difference?

Having trouble finding the right legal representative to help you in Queensland? You’re not alone. Do you need a lawyer, a barrister, a solicitor? What’s the difference? All this legal terminology can be confusing and even understanding the different types of legal roles can be tough.

There are many differences between the different types of legal roles, and here we explain to help you understand how and why various particular types of legal professionals may be involved in your personal injury ...

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International Player Eligibility for The Qantas Wallabies

If you are a high calibre rugby player from overseas, seeking to determine your eligibility to represent Australia by playing for the Qantas Wallabies in this years’ World Cup in Japan, the time is now to perform a simple calculation.

World Rugby Regulation 8 sets out the rules for being eligible to represent a country at international level for the fifteen-a-side game. To put it simply, you must either:

  1. complete 36 consecutive months (3 years) of Residence immediately preceding ...
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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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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 Scam Letters:

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