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Ramsden Lawyers recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a dazzling event at Coast Kitchen & Bar, featuring highlights like a mouth-watering menu from the Coast team, speeches by John, Maggie, and Reece Ramsden, revisiting the firm's remarkable journey, a special three-tiered celebratory cake, fireworks, and performances by live musicians to add a touch of glamour., The celebration showcased the firm's commitment to excellence, weaving together moments of elegance and celebration that marked a significant milestone in the legal community. To relive the magic, explore the captivating photo gallery below. Read More.

Family Law Mediation



Family law mediation provides an alternative to litigation, addressing conflict in parenting and financial matters. Mediation involves a neutral third party, being the mediator, facilitating discussions between parties, aiming for agreements on parenting matters, child support, spousal maintenance, and the division of your financial matters. In parenting mediation, the child's well-being is prioritised, fostering open communication and tailored solutions to your needs and outcomes sought. Financial mediations allow a flexible approach to asset division, proving cost-effective compared to lengthy court battles. Mediation is voluntary and confidential and empowers parties to control outcomes, reducing stress and conflict. Engaging a family law solicitor, like Ramsden Lawyers on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane, ensures guidance through the process, understanding potential outcomes, and expressing concerns. Ultimately, mediation seeks to arrive at a mutually acceptable agreement, particularly benefiting the best interests of the children. Ramsden Lawyers offers expert assistance, emphasising mediation to achieve just and equitable outcomes without protracted court proceedings, demonstrating a successful track record in resolving family disputes. Read More.

Family Law Amendment

Family Law Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2023


In the dynamic landscape of family law, the Family Law Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2023 stands out as a crucial development, especially in family violence cases. This ground-breaking bill introduces new measures to protect children and families by enabling courts to access vital information about family violence, abuse, and neglect more efficiently. With the establishment of two information-sharing orders, obtaining information from agencies like police and child protection is significantly streamlined, allowing for a more informed and timely judicial response. The Bill also thoughtfully balances the need for information disclosure with privacy and safety concerns. At Ramsden Lawyers, we are well-versed in the nuances of this new legislation. Our team is prepared to guide you through these changes, ensuring you receive the most informed and effective legal support for your family law matters. Read More.

Employer-Sponsored migration program

What Are The Changes To The Employer-Sponsored Migration Program?


Significant changes to the Employer-Sponsored migration program are set to roll out on November 25, 2023. Notably, the cap on Short-term stream Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa holders transitioning to permanent residency within Australia will be eliminated. The Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme will also undergo streamlined nomination procedures and a reduced two-year requirement for TRT eligibility. To ensure you protect your migration position and pathway to PR through your sponsor or to ensure your business’ sponsored employee is adequately supported to benefit the business, reach out to our experienced team to guide you through the process. Read More.


Can Generative AI Replace Your Lawyer?


Artificial intelligence is fundamentally reshaping how we access information and work. The emergence of generative AI has pushed the boundaries of what technology can achieve raising important questions about the potential for artificial intelligence to replace human professionals, including lawyers. In this article, our commercial law team considers the question of whether generative AI can replace us. Read More.

Defamatory Reviews

Trapping The Online Trolls - When Defamatory Reviews Damage Your Business


In the age of digital communication, your online reputation is more vulnerable than ever. Disgruntled customers wielding false reviews can wreak havoc on businesses, leading to devastating consequences. The article explains the essential elements required to establish a defamation case, highlighting recent amendments to align defamation laws with the digital age, and your options to restore your personal or business reputation(s). Read More.


Australian Immigration - "The State Of Queensland Is Open For Business"


Exploring a move to the Land Down Under? Queensland beckons as a premier destination, from the iconic Great Barrier Reef to the bustling city of Brisbane. Excitingly, Queensland has announced its state-nominated visa program for 2023-24, presenting golden opportunities for potential immigrants. However, navigating the intricate landscape of immigration policies can be daunting. This article delves into the latest updates, eligibility criteria, and critical dates. For those considering this life-changing journey, expert guidance is essential. Ramsden Lawyers, with their vast experience in Australian immigration, stands ready to assist. Dive into our comprehensive guide and discover how to make Queensland your new home. Read More.


The Great Debate Over The Elvis Estate


Navigating the complexities of estate disputes, highlighted by the tumultuous Presley/Keough family saga over Elvis's massive estate, underscores the necessity for clear legal documentation and expert guidance. The article delves deep into the intricacies of contesting a Will in the Australian context, particularly in Queensland. From legitimacy issues rooted in inconsistent signatures to the adequacy of beneficiaries' entitlements, it's evident how vital adherence to legal standards is in ensuring the rightful distribution of assets. Ramsden Lawyers offers an invaluable lifeline in these intricate legal terrains, emphasising the importance of proactive measures and specialised counsel to prevent familial discord and safeguard assets. Read More.

Tax Disputes

Tax Disputes Rising: ATO Sheds Light On 2023-2027 Strategies


The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently unveiled its Corporate Plan for 2023-2027, placing a magnifying glass over areas like small business tax, multinational tax performance, and more. Amid a rise in insolvencies, the ATO is vigorously pursuing overdue small business tax, with a noticeable shift from the leniency observed during the pandemic. Their message is unequivocal: "Pay up or pack up." This shift mandates a heightened vigilance from taxpayers. The risk of added scrutiny is real whether you're a landlord, work-from-home employee, or investor. It's an urgent call for individuals and businesses to reassess their tax strategies, seek expert counsel, and ensure full compliance to avoid dire consequences. Read More.


Dodging The Debt Dilemma: Ramsden Lawyers Illuminate Insolvent Trading


Dodging the Debt Dilemma: Ramsden Lawyers Illuminate Insolvent Trading" delves into the complexities of insolvent trading. Over recent months, with business insolvencies making headlines, the term 'insolvent trading' has become pivotal. Many remain unclear about its intricacies. This article, penned by experts at Ramsden Lawyers, unpacks the nuances of insolvency, highlighting the legal obligations directors face. From understanding balance sheets and cash flow tests to recognizing potential insolvency signs, the piece offers invaluable insights. Plus, it details possible defences against insolvent trading claims. Whether you're a director or stakeholder, this is your essential guide to navigating the maze of corporate insolvency. Read More.


The Crucial Role Of Independent Legal Advice In Family Law Matters


Seeking independent legal advice in family law matters goes beyond being a mere suggestion; it is a crucial measure to guarantee fair and well-informed decision-making. Family law cases encompass profoundly personal and emotionally charged issues, such as divorce, child custody, spousal support, and property division. Given the intricate nature of these matters, it becomes imperative for individuals to obtain independent legal advice to safeguard their rights, navigate the legal process with proficiency, and strive for optimal outcomes. This article delves into the significance of seeking independent legal advice in family law matters and underscores its many benefits. Read More.

Selling a Property

Navigating Property Sales After Divorce Or Separation: Essential Considerations


Selling a property after a divorce or separation requires careful consideration. Clear communication and cooperation between both parties are essential. Seeking legal advice helps protect your interests and ensures fair agreements. Understanding property rights and obligations is crucial, as is obtaining an accurate valuation. Choosing a selling strategy that aligns with your needs can streamline the process. Addressing financial obligations and agreeing on the division of proceeds are vital aspects. Emotionally, it's essential to seek support and navigate the healing process. At Ramsden Family Law, our experienced lawyers can guide you through this challenging process, providing the necessary expertise and support. Read More.