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Simon Creek receives The Law Society 2017 Lawyer of the Year Award

22-May-2017

At the highlight of WA Law Week, Law Society Awards Night on Thursday 18th 2017, Simon Creek, HHG Legal Group Managi..

HHG Legal Group receive Attorney General’s Community Service Law Award

15-May-2017

WA Law Week commenced this morning, Monday 15th May 201, at the annual Law Society Breakfast held at the Parmelia Hi..

HHG Legal Group shortlisted finalist for the Attorney General's Community Service Law Award

04-May-2017

We are delighted and humbled to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Attorney General's Community Service Law..

Anne Hurley Named Best Lawyer in Real Property Law.

07-Apr-2017

We are delighted to announce Associate Director Anne Hurley (https://www.linkedin.com/organization/profile/AEAAAArw5..

HHG Legal Group: Legal Assistance Clinics

03-Apr-2017

At HHG Legal Group we pride ourselves on giving back to the community. HHG Giving Back (http://www.hhg.com.au/about-..

HHG Legal Group: Best Law Firm Doyle's Guide 2016 / 2017

01-Feb-2017

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of HHG Legal Group in the 2016/17 Doyles Guide. This international guide ..

Parenting Orders versus Parenting Plans

06-Apr-2016

It is in the best interests of the children of separating parents that the parents reach agreement as to their ongoi..

Family Law Property Settlements and Trusts

05-Apr-2016

In family law matters involving trusts, there is often a dispute about whether the trust assets are available for di..

Applying for Probate

04-Mar-2016

What is Probate? A Grant of Probate is a certificate issued by the Supreme Court of Western Australia that attac..

March E-Check™ Checklist: What is the Difference Between a Migration Agent and an Immigration Law

04-Mar-2016

As lawyers we are often asked what differentiates us from “agents” when both of us appear to do the same..

Married for Less Than Two Years and Already in Trouble?

04-Mar-2016

It is increasingly common for couples to separate within two years of the date of their marriage. This can be the ca..

Settling without commencing proceedings in the Family Court

04-Mar-2016

Separating couples do not necessarily have to go to Court in order to fairly divide their property. Whether the coup..

Family Court Orders and Third Parties

03-Mar-2016

In general, the Family Court makes orders that bind the parties to the proceedings (being the parties to the marriag..

Grandparents - Do They Have Rights?

03-Mar-2016

More and more frequently grandparents are seeking advice in relation to their rights regarding grandchildren. Over t..

Hiding Assets in Family Law Proceedings

03-Mar-2016

When a relationship breaks down, so can the trust between the parties. One party may find themselves in a situation ..

Award Winning Law Firm announced as official solicitors for Peel Thunder

02-Mar-2016

Football boots are laced, balls pumped and the oval freshly marked. Soon Saturdays will be filled with the sounds of..

HHG Giving Back ‘gives back’ – to those in need of pro bono legal advice

02-Mar-2016

Over the last 20 years, there have been significant cuts to Legal Aid funding. In addition (according to the Law Cou..

Simon Creek (Managing Director of HHG Legal Group) joins the Board of international human rights cha

02-Mar-2016

Hagar Australia (the Australian branch of Hagar International) works indiscriminately with people who have suffered ..

To Leave or Not to Leave the Home

01-Mar-2016

After separation, it often becomes difficult and strained for a couple to live under one roof. A dilemma may arise w..

The Benefits of Having Great Terms and Conditions for your Small Business

24-Feb-2016

When starting a small business there is a lot to do, and it can be tricky to manage the competing priorities. Getti..

Contractors: Get what You're Paying for, Then Pay

23-Feb-2016

The prohibition against “pay if paid” and “pay when paid” provisions in construction contrac..

The Effect of Marriage and Divorce on Wills

19-Feb-2016

In Western Australia, getting married or divorced after making a Will automatically revokes (invalidates) that Will...

Setting Aside a Binding Child Support Agreement

15-Feb-2016

For a number of years, we have noticed an increasing number of parties entering into Binding Child Support Agreement..

How to Avoid Court after Separation

11-Feb-2016

The majority of family law matters are settled outside of Court. There are a number of steps that couples can take t..

Time for Reform in the Building Industry

08-Feb-2016

HHG Legal Group provides ongoing support to the construction industry in WA by working with industry and government ..

Ethical Obligations of Family Lawyers

05-Feb-2016

All Australian lawyers have ethical duties and obligations. These ethical duties and obligations are created by law...

What can we learn from the Monkey’s “selfie” case?

02-Feb-2016

A US federal judge has (unsurprisingly) found that a Celebes crested macaque monkey cannot be the copyright owner of..

Land Tax Exemptions

01-Feb-2016

Land tax is an annual tax on land. It is assessed on the total unimproved value of all land held by the owner (or o..

9 Things You May not Know about Wills

29-Jan-2016

Many people share their experiences and stories from their Wills and Estate matters with family and friends. This ca..

Dividing the Assets after Separation

28-Jan-2016

To some people, dividing assets after separation simply means transferring cash and property between each other on a..

HHG Legal Group is the only Top 10 Australian law firm in WA. Again.

27-Jan-2016

HHG Legal Group, WA’s premier medium sized law firm, is yet again a top 10 performer in the leading national &..

EPA vs EPG vs AHD

12-Jan-2016

Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs), Enduring Powers of Guardianship (EPGs) and Advanced Health Directives (AHDs) all..

Reasons to register a commercial lease

07-Jan-2016

It is important for the landlord and the tenant to register a commercial lease on the title of the property with Lan..

What on earth is Spousal Maintenance?

04-Jan-2016

Spousal maintenance is when one person provides ongoing financial support for their former partner. In certain circ..

Do I need a Grant of Probate?

18-Dec-2015

Probate is the process of proving the validity of a Will to the Supreme Court. The Executor named in the Will is res..

When is a relationship de facto? - the decision in Harbrow & Boston [2015] FCCA 1414

15-Dec-2015

In the recent decision of Harbrow & Boston, the Federal Court found that the parties were not in a de facto rela..

High Rise, Higher Risk: Managing the risks (Part 2)

11-Dec-2015

In our last article, we looked at some of the legal and commercial risks for builders, which arise out of high rise ..

High Rise: Higher Risk for Builders (Part 1)

10-Dec-2015

News about higher-density living in WA tends to focus on changes to consumers’ expectations and investment opp..

The Binding Nature of Australian Real Estate Contracts – You Like It, You Signed It, You Are Bound

07-Dec-2015

Many foreign purchasers of land in Australia are surprised by the unforgiving nature of Australian real estate contracts..

Whose Dog is it Anyway?

02-Dec-2015

A Perth woman has discovered that the best way to prove ownership of your dog and avoid costly legal disputes is to ..

My ex will not comply with parenting orders - what are my options?

01-Dec-2015

Parenting Orders A parenting order is defined in section 64B of the Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act”) ..

Post Separation Financial Contributions: why quick settlements can be vital

01-Dec-2015

When parties separate, it is not unusual for settlement discussions to take months and years to resolve. When a mat..

Contractors and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

25-Nov-2015

We have found that many construction contractors are surprised to learn that registering Personal Property Security Inte..

10 Things You May Not Know about Family Law

18-Nov-2015

Many people share their experiences and stories from their family law matters with family and friends. This can crea..

Are Australia’s Privacy Laws Ready for Drones?

17-Nov-2015

There are growing concerns in the community about privacy breaches involving remotely piloted aircrafts (“RPA&..

Testamentary Promises and Family Farms

27-Oct-2015

Family farms are subject to a distinct rural ideology in which farming is considered a male vocation. The cultural valu..

What is the difference between property and financial resources in family law and why does it matter

19-Oct-2015

When it comes to property settlement, section 79 of the Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act”) requires the Court h..

We want to change final property orders – what should we do?

12-Oct-2015

When the Family Court refers to property orders being “final” it means that the orders have been deemed to f..

PPSA changes: a mixed blessing for P&E hire companies

09-Oct-2015

Plant and equipment hire companies have been celebrating amendments to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009. T..

What is a terms contract?

05-Oct-2015

If you agree to sell your property to someone and then let them move into the property before they have paid the whole o..

What is the difference between “equal time” and “substantial and significant time” with my children?

02-Oct-2015

Where there a disputes over custody of children, the Family Court will often be called upon to decide how much time ..

Unsecured debt owed to family members – how is this dealt with in Family Law?

11-Sep-2015

There are many situations where family members help each other out and provide unsecured loans to each other. The l..

Behaving Badly At Work Functions

08-Sep-2015

Social occasions for work colleagues are supposed to be relaxed and build morale. Even though attendance at functio..

Farms and Family Law

31-Aug-2015

Family farms present a difficulty in family law property settlements. Often, farmers are asset rich, but cash ..

Rate Exemptions May be Broader than You Think

28-Aug-2015

Under section 6.26(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA) (“the Act”), rates must be paid on all land ..

Award winning WA Law Firm, nominated for yet another accolade

25-Aug-2015

HHG Legal Group has been announced as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards. The 15th Annual Lawyer..

Razor Gang Diplomacy – Redundancy Tips For Employers

25-Aug-2015

Cutting down the size of your workforce is not usually a happy time - but it can be painless. ..

PPSA Reform: Good News for Hire Companies

19-Aug-2015

From a date yet to be fixed (which could be as early as 1 October 2015), those in the business of short-term vehicle..

Employee Theft in the Workplace

07-Aug-2015

hile the vast majority of employees do the right thing, employee theft affects business-owners everyday. Suspicious..

Are Australia’s Privacy Laws Ready for Drones?

06-Aug-2015

There are growing concerns in the community about privacy breaches involving remotely piloted aircrafts (“RPA&..

Does Equal Shared Parental Responsibility Mean Equal Time?

05-Aug-2015

The concept of equal shared parental responsibility is a cornerstone of Family Law child related matters but what do..

What is a Child Support Agreement?

31-Jul-2015

As most separated or divorced parents would know, child support is managed through the Child Support Agency of the Depar..

Failure to Maintain Worker’s Compensation Insurance

28-Jul-2015

There has been a marked increase in WA in the number of criminal prosecutions of employers without worker’s compen..

High Conflict Separation – the very pointy end of family law

21-Jul-2015

What is “high conflict” separation? While it might seem obvious to some, “high conflic..

Multi-award winning WA law firm, HHG Legal Group, acquires Nicholson Clement (est. 1963) and expands

15-Jul-2015

Announced recently as a finalist in the 2015 Australasian Law Awards for State and Regional Law Firm of the year, HH..

My ex will not comply with parenting orders – what are my options?

01-Jul-2015

Parenting Orders A parenting order is defined in section 64B of the Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act&..

Keeping Costs Down in Family Law

23-Jun-2015

Keeping legal costs down is something which resonates with all family law clients. Section 117..

To Adjudicate Or Not To Adjudicate: Tips For Resolving Construction Pay Disputes

10-Jun-2015

Adjudication of payment disputes under construction contracts has the advantage of being relatively quick and cost e..

I want Equal Time with my Children – What will the Court say?

08-Jun-2015

It is only natural in most Family Law child related matters that each parent would want to spend as much time with t..

False Sense of Security

05-Jun-2015

Bouncers and security guards often look and behave like police but their ability to make arrests or use force is act..

Guarantees are not so Guaranteed under Deeds of Company Arrangement

03-Jun-2015

In the recent WA Court of Appeal decision of Australian Gypsum Industries Pty Ltd v Dalesun Holdings Pty Ltd [2015] ..

Sexual Abuse Allegations in Family Law

25-May-2015

Unfortunately allegations of sexual abuse are common in Family Law proceedings. In our experience sexual abuse alleg..

Final Parenting Orders That Aren't Working – Can I Vary Them?

22-May-2015

What happens if Final Parenting Orders made by the Family Court are not working for you, the other parent of your ch..

How Do You Pursue a Debt?

18-May-2015

There are many ways to pursue a debt from someone, when you've chased and they won’t pay. Most commonly this i..

Turning 18 During High School

15-May-2015

This year is the first year in Western Australia when around half of our Year 12 school students will become adults ..

Relocation - What Do The Cases Say About Me Moving?

06-May-2015

Cases involving the proposed relocation of a child are difficult cases for the Court to decide. The Family Law Act ..

Crack Down on Uninsured W.A Employers

30-Apr-2015

Injuries and accidents in the workplace require mandatory reporting and are closely monitored. An administrative oversi..

Immunisation and Family Law

29-Apr-2015

Immunisation in Australia Vaccine preventable diseases in children include: • H..

Initial Contributions: the assets you own at the commencement of a relationship can be critical

24-Apr-2015

In Family Law financial settlements it is never as easy as slicing the assets of a relationship down the middle. s 79..

Defamation and Online Reviews

17-Apr-2015

Online review websites such as TripAdvisor and Urbanspoon often decided for us where the best place to eat is or whe..

Happy Endings in Employment

08-Apr-2015

Employees and employers are bound together in a unique relationship and breaking up is often hard to do. There are amic..

What to Include in a Shareholders' Agreement?

01-Apr-2015

A standard company constitution will not always protect shareholders in the event of a dispute between members. This is ..

Lottery Wins after Separation – How are they dealt with in Family Law?

30-Mar-2015

Given the extremely remote chance of having a large lottery win surely a party would never need to worry about what trea..

“Seller Beware” as Important as “Buyer Beware” When Selling ‘Off the Plans'

27-Mar-2015

Before signing a contract to buy real estate, buyers must make inquiries about what they are buying. Otherwise, they may..

0-4 year olds and Overnight Stays – what does the law say?

25-Mar-2015

There is a lot of debate around and research into when overnight stays for 0-4 year’s olds should commence, or at ..

Victorian Supreme Court Declares Enforcement of Payment Awards By Insolvent Contractors

16-Mar-2015

Never do subcontractors have more reason to be worried than when head contractors become insolvent and no longer hav..

Breaching Parenting Orders – What are the Penalties?

13-Mar-2015

There can often be a perception by parties to Family Law child related matters that the battle has been won once the Cou..

Draft AS 11000 – 2015 Construction Contract: a Call for Clarity And Consistency

03-Mar-2015

Standards Australia invites public comment on a draft of its new general conditions for use in construction contracts, c..

Charlie Hebdo and Religious Vilification Laws

27-Feb-2015

While the Western world has generally championed the virtue of freedom of speech in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo s..

Personal and Business Data Protection - How Do I Do It?

20-Feb-2015

On the 19 January 2015 the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released a ‘guide to securing ..

Help! My spouse has become bankrupt. How does this affect my entitlements as the non-bankrupt spouse

09-Feb-2015

The Court generally requires that the debts incurred by either or both of the parties should be paid from the proper..

WA Supreme Court Ensures Liquidators Of Insolvent Construction Contractors Give as Good as they Get

03-Feb-2015

In construction contracts, payment rights often conflict and compete with each other for priority. Never is this truer ..

Inheritances In Family Law, What You Need To Know

29-Jan-2015

Each family law property matter broadly involves a four step process: The first step is to identify t..

Bowling Actions: 15 degrees – is it too lenient?

23-Jan-2015

With the Cricket World Cup starting on 14 February 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, there are numerous bowlers who..

Would Charlie Hebdo be Illegal in Australia?

15-Jan-2015

According to Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, many of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons would be banned in Australia d..

Slab Heave Causes Tribunal to Order Total Demolition and Reconstruction by Home Builder

09-Jan-2015

Home builders around the country are at risk of having to pay hundreds of thousands for houses to get knocked down a..

Rockwell Oliver Goes into Administration

06-Jan-2015

Perth law firm Rockwell Oliver has been placed in administration. This comes two and a half weeks after it's ASX lis..

When two People Seperate, Which Partner Gets to Stay in the Family Home Until Final Orders are Made?

17-Dec-2014

The question seems simple, the answer is more complex. Even where one partner is the registered owner of the family ..

Valuations in Family Law – The Basics

16-Dec-2014

When parties separate and enter into negotiations or commence proceedings in Family Court for a property settlement,..

Family Law and Interest in Business

12-Dec-2014

It is well recognised that a marital or relationship breakup can have a major impact on a business. Below are s..

When the Boss Goes Broke: How to Ensure the Contractor Gets Paid for Work Done in Construction Insol

10-Dec-2014

Insolvency is a game-changer in any industry. It presents a particular risk in the construction industry for two rea..

Building Contractors, Local Governments and Homeowners be Aware of New Legal Rights and Responsibili

09-Dec-2014

WA is expected to see significant changes to its planning laws as a result of the Planning and Development (Local Pl..

Private Buildings Surveyors and Permit Authorities: Roles, Risks and Responsibilities

08-Dec-2014

Since 7 June 2012, a new statutory regime has governed the process of certifying building designs and structures by ..

Court Ordered Boundaries in Shifting Relationships

05-Dec-2014

Psychologists regularly remind us of the importance of setting boundaries. Sometimes when people cannot between them..

How quickly can I get divorced and remarried?

03-Dec-2014

Getting a divorce The Family Law Act 1975 established the principle of no-fault divorce in Australian law. This ..

When can a court grant an injunction in a family law matter?

01-Dec-2014

An injunction is a kind of order made by a court that requires a person to do, or refrain from doing, a particular a..

Builders and Owners: Beware of Delay Claims

28-Nov-2014

We all know how expensive building works can become. In some industries, it is not unheard of for projects to be pri..

Security of what payment? Patrick Stevedore Operations No. 2 Pty Ltd v McConnell Dowell Constructors

26-Nov-2014

Claims under construction and works contracts require specialist legal expertise and advice. The team at HHG has uni..

Builders and Owners: Beware of Delay Claims

25-Nov-2014

We all know how expensive building works can become. In some industries, it is not unheard of for projects to be pri..

What to Look for When Choosing a Family Lawyer

24-Nov-2014

Your divorce or separation is bound to have a significant impact on all aspects of your life. This period in your li..

Are You Thinking of Setting up a Trust?

21-Nov-2014

A trust is a structure of ownership that separates legal ownership from beneficial interest. The trustee legally own..

WA to introduce new Work Health and Safety Bill - How will the Changes Effect You

20-Nov-2014

The anticipated introduction of the Work Health and Safety Bill (WHS Bill) will see company directors and board memb..

Same Sex Marraige in Australia

19-Nov-2014

There have been numerous efforts in the recent past to have gay marriage legally recognised in Australia. All such a..

Understand and Comply with Dispute Resolution Clauses in Contracts

18-Nov-2014

The recent Supreme Court of WA case of Pipeline Services WA Pty Ltd v ATCO Gas Australia Pty Ltd [2014] WASC illustr..

Post-nuptial Binding Financial Agreements

17-Nov-2014

A post-nuptial agreement, known in Australia as a ‘Binding Financial Agreement’ (BFA), is the post-weddi..

The Secret Simplicity of a Personal Property Security Register (PPSR)

14-Nov-2014

Registration on the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) is an essential step in protecting your property from..

Restraint of Trade Clauses in Employment Contracts

13-Nov-2014

Many employment contracts include a restraint of trade or anti-competition clause in an attempt to protect an employ..

Fitness to Work is a Safety Issue

12-Nov-2014

Ensuring safety in the workplace includes ensuring that all employees are well enough to safely perform their duties..

Legal Capacity - What it Means for You

11-Nov-2014

What does “legal capacity” mean? Legal capacity is defined as a person’s capacity to make reas..

Think you'll only need legal aid when you've been served with a lawsuit or charged with a crime? Thi

10-Nov-2014

Simon Creek, HHG Legal Group's Managing Director talks about the unique legal issues facing FIFO and remote workers ..

Legal Service for FIFO and Remote Workers

07-Nov-2014

Being able to access legal information from remote locations is helping to simplify legal matters for remote and FIF..

Drug Testing – Zero Tolerance and Safety

06-Nov-2014

Recent decisions in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) confirm that employers’ requirements to submit to drug test..

Drug Testing – Zero Tolerance and Safety

06-Nov-2014

Recent decisions in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) confirm that employers’ requirements to submit to drug test..

Recovery and Relocation of A Child

05-Nov-2014

A recovery order is defined in section 67Q of the Family Law Act 1975. It is an order of the Court that can require ..

Property Divisions in Short Marriages - What Principles Apply?

04-Nov-2014

If you have separated but were married for five years or less, the court will closely examine the parties’ fin..

HHG’s Critical Issues in Construction Series 2

29-Oct-2014

Construction is all about getting materials and labour on site, on time and in sequence. If even one supply or one t..

“Show me the money” – What every contractor should check before signing the dotted line.

28-Oct-2014

Construction project cost blowouts are nothing of a recent phenomenon, especially given the construction boom Perth ..

Inheritance claims in Western Australia

27-Oct-2014

Inheritance claims in Western Australia fall under the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA). This Acts assists people who fall..

Children’s Passports – the law

24-Oct-2014

As per Australian law, everyone including children and newborn infants must be issued with their own passports. Obta..

Children’s Passports – the law

24-Oct-2014

As per Australian law, everyone including children and newborn infants must be issued with their own passports. Obta..

The End of “Special Contributions” in Family Law

22-Oct-2014

Up until recently, it has been possible to argue in family law property matters that one party has made contribution..

Construction Law Update - Brookfield Decision : The High Court upholds contractual limitation on lat

10-Oct-2014

As predicted by our construction law team, the High Court on Wednesday unanimously held in BROOKFIELD MULTIPLEX LTD ..

It’s got to be perfect: HHG Legal Group represents successful liquidators key case on the importance

07-Oct-2014

HHG Legal Group acted for the successful liquidators in Pozzebon (Trustee) v Australian Gaming and Entertainment Ltd..

How to ensure the contractor gets paid for work done in construction insolvency circumstances.

06-Oct-2014

Insolvency is a game-changer in any industry. It presents a particular risk in the construction industry for two rea..

Property division in short marriages – what principles apply?

03-Oct-2014

If you have separated but were married for five years or less, the court will closely examine the parties’ fin..

No Bull Approach to Protecting Your Property.

26-Sep-2014

What are the legal consequences if cattle escape and trespass on to another’s land? Or worse yet, if somebody ..

Is Alternate Dispute Resolution right for you?

24-Sep-2014

What is Alternate Dispute Resolution? Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) is an umbrella term for issue resolv..

Second round of changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1992 (WA)

23-Sep-2014

The Department of Commerce is currently in the process of drafting new regulations under section 14A of the Retireme..

Inheritance Claims in Western Australia

17-Sep-2014

“Inheritance claims" (as they are commonly known) may be made pursuant to the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA) i..

Proving parentage

05-Sep-2014

Parentage issues may arise in: a) family law matters concerning parenting of children; or b) deceased estate..

September E-check™ Checklist: Do I Need More Than the Essentials?

04-Sep-2014

HHG Legal Group has recently introduced HHG Essentials™ – fixed fee solutions for simple legal matters t..

The Team at HHG Legal Group Introduce HHG Essentials™

01-Sep-2014

Simon Creek, Murray Thornhill, Janene Bon and the entire team at HHG Legal Group are very pleased to be able to intr..

Child Abduction and Family Law

27-Aug-2014

International parental child abduction occurs when one parent or guardian takes their child from its home country wi..

Constrained by the Contract

27-Aug-2014

The Proper Limits of Adjudicators’ Discretion under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 Across Australia,..

Recovery and Relocation

26-Aug-2014

A recovery order is defined in section 67Q of the Family Law Act 1975. It is an order of the Court that can require ..

Children’s Passports – the law

25-Aug-2014

As per Australian law, everyone including children and newborn infants must be issued with their own passports. Obta..

Drug Testing – Zero Tolerance and Safety

21-Aug-2014

Recent decisions in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) confirm that employers’ requirements to submit to drug test..

Understand and Comply with Dispute Resolution Clauses in Contracts

21-Aug-2014

The recent Supreme Court of WA case of Pipeline Services WA Pty Ltd v ATCO Gas Australia Pty Ltd [2014] WASC illustr..

Legal Capacity

12-Aug-2014

What does “legal capacity” mean? Legal capacity is defined as a person’s capacity to make rea..

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

12-Aug-2014

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? Enduring Powers of Attorney enable a person over the age of 18 years (th..

Education & Schools Law

30-Jun-2014

HHG Legal Group have for many years been pleased to provide Education & Schools Law advice. HHG's award winning ..

June Checklist: Subdivision Process

30-Jun-2014

Introduction In this month's Legal Checklist, HHG Legal Group Associate Director, Jade Lattimore, and Tow..

Prove It

22-Jan-2014

Why the Right Evidence, In the Right Way, At the Right Time is Essential for Success In Litigation A golden..

New Year, ‘New You’?

07-Jan-2014

The beginning of the New Year is a time for reflection and setting resolutions for a ‘New You’. Whether ..

Checklist: The 2014 ‘bullying’ jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission

16-Dec-2013

On 1 January 2014, amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 will come into effect. Among the amendments is a new jurisdi..

Checklist: Six Things all Businesses and Employers Should Know About Redundancy

23-Oct-2013

Six Things that all Businesses and Employees Should Know About Redundancy Tim Colcutt, Solicitor, HHG Legal Grou..

Redundancy is an unhappy part of any unsuccessful business

16-Oct-2013

Redundancy is an Unhappy Part of any Successful Business. Murray Thornhill, Director & Notary Public Gre..

Instructing an Expert Witness

09-Oct-2013

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO INSTRUCTING AN EXPERT WITNESS Daniel Morris, Associate, Commercial Litigation HHG Lega..

Messy Mergers: Local Government Amalgamations in 2015

01-Oct-2013

MESSY MERGERS: WHAT CAN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS EXPECT AS A RESULT OF THE AMALGAMATIONS PROPOSED FOR JULY 2015? Daniel..

HHG Legal Checklist - August 2013: Property off the plans or in a package

27-Aug-2013

Buying Property Off the Plans or in a Package: Important points to watch out for Daniel Morris, Associate, HHG ..

The Personal Property Securities Act: What every construction contractor should know

20-Aug-2013

ATTENTION CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS: PROTECT YOUR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS ASSETS UNDER THE PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITIES AC..

Construction Law - When your builder can't complete your home

18-Aug-2013

Getting Paid When Your Builder Dies, Disappears or Goes Bankrupt When Building Your Home Daniel Morris, Associat..

Checklist: Going Guarantor?

31-May-2013

Going Guarantor? Six questions to ask before you sign to be a guarantor It is now a common requirement of lender..

Personal Tax Planning: Important Points To Consider

09-Apr-2013

Personal tax planning: Important points to consider It is important to make sure you know what your responsibili..

Did You Know

27-Feb-2013

Did you know.... As a top-ranked*, full service law firm, we have teams of specialists in the following areas o..

Checklist: Ten Things You May Not Know About Family Law

04-Feb-2013

10 Things You May Not Know About Family Law After separating, couples need to wait a minimum of 12 months before..

Basic Self Managed Superannuation Funds

01-Jan-2013

HHG Legal Eagles - MBA Newsletter October-November 2012 You wouldn’t let someone else decide who gets your..

Charitable foundations - what are they?

01-Jan-2013

Albany Advertiser: Legal Eagles Column January 2013 We hope you enjoyed your Christmas break with your loved one..

Dividing assets after a split ? how to get it right the first time

01-Jan-2013

Albany Advertiser: Legal Eagles Column October 2012 With the high rate of separation in marriages and de facto r..

Think Before You Type

01-Jan-2013

Albany Advertiser: Legal Eagles Column September 2012 Think before you speak type From reading a recent arti..

Where there's an ageing will there's a minefield in the way

01-Jan-2013

Albany Advertiser: Legal Eagles Column December 2012 Did you know that if you marry or divorce this can make you..

Checklist: Triggers for Enduring Powers of Attorney

14-Dec-2012

Triggers for Enduring Powers of Attorney Accidents, certain illnesses and disabilities can occur at any time and..

Tips and Tricks in Choosing a Wine

14-Dec-2012

CHRISTMAS CHECKLIST Want to know how to choose the best wine for any occasion? Download our tips and tricks. Down..

Checklist: Six Tips You Should Know When Buying A Property

21-Nov-2012

Six Tips You Should Know When Buying a Property When you are buying a property it is important to remember that ..

Checklist: Minimising the Impact of Tenants in Default

17-Sep-2012

Checklist: Minimising the Impact of Tenants in Default What steps can a landlord take to protect itself from a ..

Role of Executor

13-Aug-2012

Wills & Estate Planning - Duties of an Executor Before you act as an Executor or Administrator it is importa..

Checklist: Construction, Engineering & Civil Works Disputes

28-May-2012

DISPUTE RESOLUTION & LITIGATION Checklist – Construction, Engineering & Civil Works Disputes ..

How to Avoid Court in a Relationship Breakdown

01-Mar-2012

HOW TO AVOID COURT IN A RELATIONSHIP BREAKDOWN Family & De Facto Law HHG Legal Group SEE A LAWYER TO..

Trusts & Divorce: How to Lose the Family Farm

31-Jan-2012

When a marriage or de-facto relationship breaks down, we are often asked to investigate family businesses such as f..

Commercial Q&A Topics 2013

27-Jan-2012

HHG's Commercial lawyers present regular legal updates and Q&A sessions providing an opportunity for WA busines..

HHG Family Law Q&A and Women's Networking Connect

27-Jan-2012

This free Boardroom Q&A is being held for friends of HHG Legal Group at our West Perth office, Level 1, 16 Parli..

Rising Stars Q&A Session

16-Jan-2012

FIVE LEGAL SOLUTIONS FOR RISING BUSINESSES Got a growing business? Join Murray Thornhill, Managing Director, Jad..

Directors' Responsibilities - Be Aware Of What You Can and Can Not Delegate

22-Dec-2011

Important guidelines for Directors were handed down in a Federal Court of Australia judgment on 27 June 2011. Th..

Why Store Your Will With a Lawyer?

22-Dec-2011

In a recent Supreme Court case, an elderly childless bachelor, executed a Will in 1996. He kept his original Will at..

Choosing a Settlement Agent

19-Dec-2011

It is wise to engage a Settlement Agent to carry out the settlement of your property as it is a complex and time con..

Tax & Superannuation Checklist

15-Dec-2011

The Small Business CGT Concessions are some of the best concessions available in the Income Tax Assessment Act (1997..

How to Deal With a Union Visit - a Quick Guide For Management

12-Dec-2011

HHG Legal Group’s Employment and Workplace Relations team assist with managing and mediating relationships and..

Construction Payment Disputes: Act Quickly

08-Dec-2011

When contractors come to HHG Legal Group already involved in a drawn out payment dispute, it is usually the case tha..

Contaminated Sites Legislation

08-Dec-2011

The Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_194_homepage.html) (..

Dispute Resolution Checklist - Ways to Decrease the Risk of Disputes

08-Dec-2011

We have all heard the sentiment “everyone is a genius in hindsight”, and in no field of endeavour is thi..

Do You Have A Business Name?

08-Dec-2011

If you carry on a business, you probably need a registered business name. Although a person (including a company) ma..

Family Court Impact on Third Parties

08-Dec-2011

The Family Law Act gives explicit power to the Court to alter the rights of third parties as part of matrimonial pro..

I Have Left My Partner, But I Suspect He/She is Hiding Assets. What Can I Do?

08-Dec-2011

When partners separate and move to finalise the division of their finances, the fact that one party played a greater..

Who Gets Your Superannuation When You're Gone?

08-Dec-2011

The case of Edwards v Post Super Pty Ltd [2006] FCA 1380 is an important reminder for any person with Superannuation..

Buying a Business - Non-Compete Restraint Clauses & Misleading Conduct

06-Dec-2011

Goodwill plays a major part in the purchase of any business. When the purchaser of a business pays for goodwill he/s..

Buying a Business - Restraint Clauses & Goodwill

06-Dec-2011

When you buy a business and pay for its goodwill, you will likely seek to protect that goodwill from future competit..

Can Your Will Be Challenged?

06-Dec-2011

The last thing a person making a Will wants is for their hard earned assets to end up in the hands of the wrong pers..

Choosing Your Executor

06-Dec-2011

Most people don’t like to think about dying, or what will happen to their body when they die. They prefer to l..

Married For Less Than 2 Years and Already In Trouble? Counselling or Divorce?

06-Dec-2011

Sadly, it is increasingly common for couples who have been together for many years in a de facto relationship to sep..

Ownership Of Assets, Including Ownership Of Real Estate

06-Dec-2011

We are regularly asked how our clients ought to acquire various assets, and particularly real estate. The first ques..

Privacy and Your Business

06-Dec-2011

In Australia, a Commonwealth privacy regime regulates the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. Th..

Seek Advice Before Entering Residential Care Agreements

06-Dec-2011

The number of elderly people in Australia is growing and so too are their care requirements. As a result, many older..

Separation: Settling Without Going to Court

06-Dec-2011

When you have relationship problems, the difficult decision of whether to leave is often compounded by not knowing w..

Setting Aside a Statutory Demand - Not One Day Late

06-Dec-2011

One effective way to demand a debt owed by a company is to issue a statutory demand. If the company fails to pro..

Special Disability Trusts

06-Dec-2011

A Special Disability Trust is a Trust specifically designed to provide for the long term care of a person with a sev..

Special Rules For Lawyers

06-Dec-2011

Download pdf (/pdf/42_Special rules for lawyers.pdf)..

Testamentary Trusts & Tax

06-Dec-2011

A Testamentary Trust is a trust contained in a Will. Major advantages of Testamentary Trusts include taxation be..

To Leave Or Not To Leave the Home

06-Dec-2011

When couples separate, the Family Lawyers at HHG Legal Group are often asked whether leaving the family home will af..

What Is Probate?

06-Dec-2011

Dealing with the death of a friend or family-member is often a difficult period, as feelings of grief and loss combi..

Who Are You Going To Call?

06-Dec-2011

Download pdf (/pdf/50_Who are you going to call.pdf)..

Willmaking - For the Mentally Disabled or Infirm

06-Dec-2011

Traditionally, there were many people who could not make Wills because of a mental disability or infirmity. Changes ..

HHG Legal Group now Top 10 Western Australian Law Firm

21-May-2011

WA Business News confirmed today that HHG Legal Group is now the 10th largest legal firm in Western Australia, inclu..

Leases - Impact of a Mortgage

02-May-2011

Leases of commercial premises are an essential element of business. A lease provides certainty for both landlords a..

Commercial Leasing - Mortgagee Consent

06-Apr-2011

Leases of commercial premises are an essential element of business. A lease provides certainty for both landlords an..

Wills - Marriage & Divorce

11-Aug-2010

It is important to know that marriage and divorce can affect the validity of a Will where the marriage or divorce oc..


 

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15-May-2017

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