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2017 Reach 4 Research Ballarat Cycle Classic

2017 Reach 4 Research Ballarat Cycle Classic

BJT Legal are proud to support the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute in the 2017 Reach 4 Rsearch Ballarat Cycle Classic.    

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New Litigation Lawyer

New Litigation Lawyer

BJT Legal is delighted to welcome Blair McNamara to our team who brings with him a wealth of practical experience to resovling disputes.

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Mindshop Excellence Program

BJT Legal hosts Mindshop Excellence Program As part of B31 Ballarat Business Month, BJT Legal hosted a group of seven students from Ballarat Grammar to participate in the Mindshop Excellence Program.  

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2016  Administrative Professionals Breakfast

2016 Administrative Professionals Breakfast

BJT Legal were thrilled to support the 2016 United Way Ballarat Administrative Professionals Breakfast and Administrative Professional of the year for the third time in a row.

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2016 Administrative Professionals Breakfast

2016 Administrative Professionals Breakfast

BJT Legal are thrilled to support the United Way Ballarat Administrative Professionals Breakfast and Administrative Professional of the Year for the third year in a row!

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2016 Ballarat Cycle Classic

BJT Legal are proud to support the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute in the 2016 Cycle.

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Seniors Week - Will Promotion

Seniors Week - Will Promotion

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Why make your Will with BJT Legal?

Why make your Will with BJT Legal?

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2015 United Way Ballarat Breakfast

2015 United Way Ballarat Breakfast

BJT Legal were thirlled to support the United Way Ballarat Administrative Professionals Breakfast and Administrative Professional of the year.

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A brand new look 86 years in the making

A brand new look 86 years in the making

BJT is proud to officially unveil a brand new identity

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2015 Ballarat Cycle Classic

2015 Ballarat Cycle Classic

BJT Legal are proud to support the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute in the 2015 Cycle Classic.

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Privacy Law Reform: Fines up to $1.7M

Privacy Law Reform Fines up to $1.7M

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Buying Property in a Super Fund

ASIC recently released a warning to the real estate industry that agents may be providing financial product advice in breach of the Corporations Act 2001.

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Heads of Agreement triggers CGT

Agents, brokers, vendors and purchasers need to be careful when drafting and signing Heads of Agreement.  Recent cases suggest that the execution of a Heads of Agreement may trigger a disposal for the purpose of CGT event A1.

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Going Concern Concession

Are you buying or selling a business and applying the going concern concession?

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Retail Lease Disclosure Statements

Are you using the the new Retail Lease Disclosure Statements?

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Borrowing Arrangements for Self-Managed Super Fund

Are you looking to use your self-managed super fund to purchase investment property?

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Incorporated Associations in Breach

Due to recent legislative changes, many incorporated associations are having to review their current rules to assess whether they need to be amended or replaced in order to remain compliant

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Registering Trademarks

Are you unsure as to whether your proposed trade mark is registrable? Would you rather know now than wait months for a determination?

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Do you need a Liquor Licence?

By holding an incorrect type of liquor licence or no liquor licence for the supply of alcohol you may be paying too much in renewal fees, face fines and/or imprisonment.  

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Incorporated Associations Reforms

After many delays, the new Incorporated Associations Reform Act 2012 is due to come into effect on 26 November 2012, replacing the Incorporated Associations Act 1981. The new Act contains a number of changes to the operation of incorporated associati

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Organ Donation and your Will

When our clients are reviewing their wills, it's not uncommon for them to want to record their wish to become an organ donor in their will. Unfortunately, by the time family members have turned their mind to the question of a deceased loved one's wi

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Business Names Registration

The recently introduced national business name registration system continues to cause headaches for some.

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Superannuation problems on Distribution

There are many common misconceptions and issues around how superannuation is dealt with upon death. With proper advice and planning many of the potential problems may be avioded.

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New Director for BJT

New Director for BJT

BJT Legal is delighted to announce the appointment of Stacey Grose to the Board of Directors effective from the 1st July, 2012.

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Discretionary Trusts

A Trust satisfies the controlling individual test if it has at least one controlling individual immediately before the CGT event.

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Why Make a Will?

Why Make a Will?

A Will is the only sure way of ensuring your assets go to the people whom you wish to benefit. A Will also ensures that you have appointed Executors who you can trust, who will carry out your instructions.

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Duties of an Attorney

The donor, in choosing you to be their enduring power of attorney, is entrusting you to act in their best interests. If you accept this trust and the enduring power of attorney, you will be taking on serious responsibilities. If you fail to observe t

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Superannuation

Superannuation is becoming a significant asset for people to consider when making their Wills. Unfortunately, it is becoming more complex and it is important that when making a Will you understand the consequences of your Superannuation. BJT Legal ha

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Medical Power of Attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment) is a legal document where you (the donor) appoint someone (the agent) to make medical treatment decisions for you - like agreeing to medication or surgery. Enduring means it continues (endures) when y

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Consent for Medical Treatment

Consent for the carrying out of any special procedure or medical or dental treatment on a patient may be given by the Tribunal however if it is just for medical or dental treatment a person responsible may give consent. (Section 39)

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Partnerships of Discretionary Trusts

Most commonly, a partnership is an association of two or more persons who come together in an enterprise with a view to making a profit. A partnership of discretionary trusts is different in that the partners, instead of being individuals, are dis

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Guardianship and Administration Board

In the situation where a person suffers from a disability whether medical or mental, and that disability is such that they are unable to carry out their financial affairs and no one has been appointed their Enduring Power of Attorney then the appoint

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Donor Information

For the person appointing an attorney By completing this document, you can give a person of your choice the power to make decisions on your behalf about financial and legal matters. Because you are the person making or donating the enduring power

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General information about trade marks

A trade mark can be a word, phrase, letter, number, sound, smell, shape, logo, picture, aspect of packaging or a combination of these, and is used to distinguish the goods and services of one trade from those of another.

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Owners Corporations

Safe or sorry? The many natural disasters occurring across the State has provided us all with a timely reminder to ensure our insurance and risk management cover is in order.

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GST and the margin scheme

If the application of the margin scheme for the treatment of GST in relation to land sales wasn’t already complicated enough, the Australian Tax Office (“the ATO”) has taken it one step further, adding further salt to the wound of lawyers and account

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Intellectual Property FAQs

Be careful when using the R and the TM symbols on your trade marks. The R symbol can only be used for trade marks that have already been officially registered with IP Australia. Otherwise, it can be a criminal offence under the Trade Marks Act 1995 t

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