FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Why do court cases take such a long time to get resolved?
In criminal matters, the investigation process also takes a significant portion of the time. However, civil matters are usually settled in a more reasonable time.
Is there any way I can assist my attorneys with my legal matter?
If you are unable to keep an appointment with your attorney call beforehand to reschedule. You should ask for clarification on anything that you do not understand, and ensure that you are clear about dates and addresses of court or mediation sessions at which your attendance is required.
How do I choose the right lawyer?
You should also ensure that your lawyer is registered and properly qualified to practice in your jurisdiction. Convenience covers the accessibility of the firm (by phone, fax, online or in person), and the personality of the attorneys and staff; your lawyer should be easy to talk to and should inspire your trust and confidence.
Affordability: Legal fees can be high, but some law firms offer flexible payment schedules, some will take matters on a contingency basis and some even do pro bono (free) work. Do your research before choosing a firm, and aim to have all your legal matters handled in one place.
Should I really report every accident to my car insurance company?
How can I sue someone who has wronged me?
What should I do if someone tries to sue me?
Should I call the police or a lawyer if I am defrauded?
I signed a contract; how can I get out of it without being sued?
Where can I go if I cannot afford a lawyer?
Real Estate / Conveyancy / Property
Why do I need a lawyer to buy land, if the vendor has already agreed to the price?
During conveyancing, your attorney conducts investigations to uncover any outside interests on the property and to ensure that rights to ownership are properly transferred from vendor to purchaser.
What if I can’t find my Title?
What is a trademark?
How long does it take to register a trademark?
How long is trademark registration effective for?
Estate Planning and Administration
At what age should I write a will?
Labour Law and Industrial Relations / Personal Injury
What can I do if I think my employer is being unfair?
I was injured in an accident and I cannot afford the medical bills?
Commercial / Corporate Law
What is the difference between a business name and a company?
For more detail please read [Incorporation vs Biz Name document]
Can I register a company even though there is another company with a similar name?
Who should I call if I, or someone I know, gets arrested?
How do I go about getting a divorce?
A qualified attorney can make an application for divorce on your behalf after you have given the attorney some basic information about your marriage. Factors such as whether or not you have young children from your marriage, or whether you and your spouse jointly own any property or bank accounts may affect the length of time and complexity involved in obtaining your divorce.