Fri, 5 Apr 19
Considered and strategic estate planning is a crucial part of any successful wealth protection strategy, and Affinity Lawyers have an experienced and professional wills and estate team in place to provide you with legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances. Our Wills & Estate lawyers, based on the Gold Coast, can prepare a premium Affinity Lawyer Will or an Affinity Lawyers Wealth Protection Will (a testamentary Trust Will) for you, depending on your needs.
Fri, 5 Apr 19
We have many clients based on the Gold Coast and State-wide who are expanding into or starting a commercial enterprise and although itâs an exciting time when you are starting a business and seeking commercial premises, or when you purchase commercial premises and are looking for your first retail tenant, there are some important things to be aware of in relation to Commercial Leases and Retail Shop Leases in Queensland. It is most certainly not the case that a Commercial Lease or Retail Shop Lease is âone size fits allâ, and it is vitally important that the document that you sign contains all of the clauses that you need, and that those clauses which are overly onerous, or do not apply are removed.
Fri, 11 Jan 19
We trust that all of our valued clients, colleagues and associates have had a wonderful break, and are ready to charge into the new year full speed ahead. Affinity Lawyers would like to extend well wishes to you all for a happy, safe and prosperous 2019, and we look forward to working with you in the near future. As always, our experienced and professional staff are on hand to assist with all of your legal enquiries or to provide you with specific advice in a broad range of legal areas, including but not limited to, employment law, family law, conveyancing (buying and selling), commercial property and leasing, litigation and of course, wills and estate planning.
Fri, 11 Jan 19
At Affinity Lawyers, we like to take the start of a fresh new year to remind you that itâs a great time to take stock of your circumstances, and get some of those pesky tasks that you never seem to have time to do â done. For many tasks, including getting an up-to-date will drafted, completing it at the start of the new year allows you to easily remember the date it was completed, and serves as a perfect way for you to remember to review it as it was done on an easily remembered date/occasion.
Thu, 13 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.
Tue, 11 Dec 18
The ability for unit owners to rent out their units for short term accommodation via sites such as âAirbnbâ or âStayzâ 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 âwinningâ position. It appears that the âwinnerâ has now been determined, and the recent decision of the Body Corporate for Hilton Park CTS 27490 v. Colin Robertson  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.