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The Hidden Crisis of International Parental Child Abduction in Australia

  With one of the highest per capita rates of international parental child abduction (IPCA) in the world, Australia would seem uniquely placed to raise awareness of the issue. But, apart from some high profile cases, the facts, complexities and

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CASE NOTE – Registered Trade Mark Infringement

  The Federal Court case of 3 Florinians Pty Ltd v PYT Enterprise Pty Ltd[1]concerned an application for an interlocutory injunction for registered trade mark infringement pursuant to section 126(1) of the Trade Mark Act 1995 (Cth). In issue was


Major Changes to Queensland’s Retail Shop Leases Legislation

The Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) (‘Act’) is the primary piece of legislation that governs leases of retail premises in Queensland. Proposed changes to the Act have recently been passed by the Queensland Parliament to take effect later this

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Changes For Foreign Investors: Stamp Duty Surcharge & Withholding Tax Requirements

Both the Federal and Queensland Governments have recently announced major changes affecting property transactions involving foreign investors. These changes relate to both foreign investors who buy and sell property in Queensland. When a foreign investor buys property in Queensland, they

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Ramsden Lawyers is now on YouTube

Find interesting and relevant videos on our YouTube page Below is our first YouTube post, highlights of the Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run which we were a proud supporting sponsor of the event. Click the above image to load the

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Case Update: Court Allows Removal of Deceased Partner’s Testes

Generally, a human body (alive or dead) is incapable of being owned or possessed. However, Australian courts have recognised that a person’s reproductive cells in certain circumstances are property capable of passing to the person’s personal representative after his or

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Case Update: Pile of Rocks Not Included in Sale of Land

When buying land, it is important for both parties to understand what will be included and what will be excluded. The recent Queensland case of Tonge v Living Gems Pty Ltd[1] shows what can happen when the parties to a

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Tired of Waiting: Can a Beneficiary Terminate a Trust Early?

What is a trust? A trust is an arrangement whereby one person (the trustee) holds or owns property for the benefit of another person (the beneficiary). A trust is not a separate legal entity but rather a legally recognised relationship

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Basics to Know Before You Write Your Will

Most people don't like to think about dying while in the prime of their lives. However, all people need to clarify where their assets will go after they die. Otherwise, all of an individual's possessions will be turned over to

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3 Unexpected Benefits of Bankruptcy

When you hear the word bankruptcy, you likely envision a lot of horrific consequences. You understand that bankruptcy negatively affects your credit for years. You know that bankruptcy often results in home and property loss. And of course, you worry

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