Would you like to have your family law Court matter dealt with locally without the need to travel to Melbourne?The Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) is committed to providing equal access to justice to all Australians regardless of their geographic location. For this reason, judges regularly travel to various regional locations to hear matters [...]
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On 1 May 2020 the Victorian Government introduced the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Regulations), bringing welcome relief to financially stressed commercial tenants as well as guidance for landlords. These regulations will apply to leases that exist on 29 March 2020 and will have effect until September 2020. These regulations [...]
What is a Business Valuation? A Business valuation refers to the process undertaken to determine the economic value of a business. These valuations are obtained for a variety of reasons such as sale or taxation purposes, and are often required for family law property settlements. In some cases, a business value can be a sizeable [...]
How to use the law to protect yourself from family violence during COVID-19?The Courts remain open during the current crisis and are able to assist those experiencing family violence. Individuals are able to apply at their local Magistrates’ Court for a Family Violence Intervention Order. Particularly, in the challenging and uncertain times ahead the [...]
Recent case demonstrating the Court’s condemnation towards parents who fail to act in accordance with Court Orders and use COVID-19 as an excuse to deprive children from seeing their other parent without supporting medical evidenceThis month our office was involved in a parenting dispute that saw us act on behalf of the Applicant Father in [...]
The Australian Government, in response to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, has passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill which became law on 24 March 2020. The changes made by the Australian Government impact on the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) as follows: Statutory demandThis is a common way that [...]
COVID-19 and Family Law: Tips on how to continue managing family law issues during the pandemic Over the last week or so, a number of media publications have addressed how families will face delays in accessing the family law system during this unfolding health emergency. The current COVID-19 pandemic will inevitably place the family law [...]
COVID-19 Wills and Estate Planning: Thinking of making or updating your Will, Powers of Attorney or Guardianship?Emily Grundy2020-04-13T13:47:02+00:00
The SMR Legal team is here to assist you with COVID-19 Wills and Estate Planning During these unprecedented times, it is natural to think about what may happen if we or someone we love was to fall ill, become incapacitated or pass away. Many current and potential clients have reached out to us expressing their [...]
Caveat Removal Victoria SMR Legal is pleased to announce that we are now offering a new service - Caveat Removal and Withdrawal. For more information please contact Alex Sheed-Finck or Nicole Demase and fill out the form located at caveatremoval.com.au to get the process started. Caveat Removal Victoria can assist with both urgent and non-urgent [...]
When you become embroiled in a civil dispute that results in litigation it can be easy to get consumed by a desire to ‘win’, rather than to resolve the dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible. A recent case decided in the Victorian Court of Appeal, Yara Australia Pty Ltd v Oswal  VSCA 337 [...]