Drafting Up a Conveyancing Agreement: 3 Things to Know About the Cooling-Off Period

To protect the buyers when buying a property, most conveyancing agreements have a cooling-off period, which is essentially several business days when the buyers have a right to terminate the sale with little penalty. The terms and conditions of the cooling-off period can be customized, as long as both parties agree When consulting with a conveyancer about the terms and conditions of the cooling-off period, here are 3 things that need to be clearly defined. [Read More]

Is Blood Thicker Than Money? What to Do When a Will Is Disputed

It is said that most major disputes around the world are triggered by some kind of argument over money. In fact, some people say that you only really see the "true colours" of an individual when it comes to an issue over cash. Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising, therefore, that all kinds of problem can arise whenever the last will and testament of a family member is revealed. Are family bonds stronger than financial ones? [Read More]

What Do You Need to Think About When the Time Comes for You to Execute the Will of a Departed Friend?

You may remember a conversation with a good, old friend of yours when he or she asked you, offhand, if you would be the executor of their estate. You may have agreed to this quite readily and moved on to another conversation without thinking too much about it. However, the time has come when you've got to live up to your promise and handle the affairs of the dearly departed. What do you need to think about as you begin this important job? [Read More]

Why Proportionate Liability Can Make Your Claim for Compensation More Challenging

The legal system exists in part to adjudicate claims between one party and another. It can sometimes be difficult to prove that somebody else was negligent and that you are owed financial compensation as a result, but it can be even more difficult to be successful if there's more than one other defendant involved. Sometimes, you have to prove "proportionate liability," which as the name suggests, can get complicated. What do you need to know about this approach and how can you proceed? [Read More]