Tag Archive: Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers

What an end to mortgage broking could mean for your mortgage
News
Would you pay a mortgage broker upfront to find you the best home loan? Even if it meant using some of the funds from your hard earned deposit? This is one of the recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission into the financial services sector, detailed in a final report released last month. The report concluded months of investigation and thousands...
CBR Brave winning coach signs on as partner with Meyer Vandenberg
News
Canberra ice hockey hero and commercial lawyer Robert Starke will bring a strong work ethic and team culture to Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers as the firm's newest partner. The coach of Canberra's premiership-winning CBR Brave, Mr Starke has worked as a commercial lawyer in the public and private sectors for over a decade, and will head the firm's corporate and commercial...
Six tips for bidding without regret at a property auction
Property
Canberrans love a good auction, with many ACT home owners choosing auction over other sales methods to sell their properties. In addition to driving competition between potential buyers, an auction provides the opportunity to truly test what the market is willing to pay – rather than relying on assumptions of value. This can be particularly useful in a volatile market,...
How to know if you’ve been unfairly dismissed
Business Law
  According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, losing your job ranks eight out of ten on the list of life’s most stressful events. But when it is unexpected, or happens as a result of something that seems unfair, it can be even more traumatic. In the 2016-2017 financial year, 11,160 cases of unfair dismissal were brought against employers...
6 Quick Security Tips: What steps can you take to protect your business’ data?
Business Law
As threats to business’ security and data grow ever more complex and diverse, businesses must be on constant guard against the next danger, especially where they must notify individuals in the event of a data breach. The new mandatory data breach notification regime has now come into operation. Having only begun on 22 February (Meyer Vandenberg has previously written on the topic...
Good Wills Hunting: Risks of using DIY Will-Kits
Family Law
Think you’re sorted if you prepared your own Will using a Will-kit from the newsagency, or one you downloaded from the internet, or one you’ve freestyled and typed up yourself? Think again! If you don’t complete a Will correctly, you may cause more of a burden for your family than if you’d passed away without a Will. Yes, you might...
Are you a first homebuyer that wants to know more about the process?
Property
When taking the first steps into the property market, most people are confronted with a lot of legal jargon and might not even know if they are deemed eligible by lenders to borrow money to purchase a property. This is why local law firm Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers and Goodwin Blain Financial are running a series of First Home Buyer Seminars...
Can notes on your computer and social media be considered to be your ‘will’?
News
When musing about what will happen to your stuff if you were to die, naturally or through misadventure, would you mull it over in your head and then maybe make some notes on your phone, tablet or computer … or even draft an email, text or Messenger message? If you have done this or would consider doing it, then you...
Christmas is a good time to discuss who will take care of your pet if you pass away…
Family Law
Christmas is a time for family, right? Well, it is for most of us. It’s a time to get together over a meal, and a few drinks, and talk about how little Joey and Suzie have grown. According to Michelle Gold, Wills and Estates specialist at Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers, it is also a time to consider some of the more...
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