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PO Box 16 South West Rocks NSW 2431

T 02 6566 6250

Level 1 22 Belgrave Street Kempsey
PO Box 161 Kempsey NSW 2440

T 02 6562 3300

Safe Custody Storage

Sheridan Legal would like to express our gratitude to the firefighters, pilots, volunteers, farmers and emergency services for protecting our community from the bush fires these past few months. Your efforts are beyond commendable. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. Attorney General Mark Speakman and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello announced recently […]

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What is an executor?

One of the most important decisions when planning your estate is who your executor should be. What is an executor? An executor is an important role in your will. The person you choose as your executor handles all of your personal, business and financial affairs on your death. Their role is to respect your wishes and distribute your assets as […]

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Disputes with Neighbours

Occasionally difficulties can arise with our neighbours. This may involve issues such as dividing fences, noise and overhanging trees. Disagreements between neighbours are particularly stressful as they can affect your enjoyment of your home life. We usually can’t avoid our neighbours so it’s a good idea to try and resolve issues quickly by reaching an agreement before the dispute escalates. […]

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Changes to Legislation, Gst, Developer

SELLING A NEW HOME – changes to legislation

Are you a developer? Legislation has changed in respect to the sale of new homes. In addition to normal contract requirements, an off the plan contract must include: A completed disclosure statement; A draft plan prepared by a registered surveyor, and Other draft documents, as set out in the new clause 4A of the Conveyancing (Sale Land) Regulation 2017. A […]

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Cyber security

Cyber security and our firm – what is all the fuss about?

Cyber security and client confidentiality plays a major role in our service to you. Whether we keep your details and dealings on paper or a computer – we need to ensure its security. Using up-to-date hardware and software is a good start in ensuring electronic data security. Law Firms have been targeted by cyber criminals for years. The most common […]

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Drink-driving

New drink-driving penalties in effect in NSW

NSW low range drink-driving penalties changed on 20 May 2019. The changes deliver swifter, consistent and more certain penalties for drink-driving offences. WHAT HAS CHANGED? If caught driving with a blood alcohol reading in the low range (between 0.05% and 0.08%) as a first offence prior to 20 May 2019, a notice requiring you to attend local court would have […]

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GST

GST law change for the purchase of new residential properties

Tax Laws have changed from 1 July 2018. What is the new Tax Law? Purchasers of new residential properties, where the vendor is registered for GST, are required to pay a portion of the purchase price directly to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) on or before settlement of the purchase. How much GST is payable? The purchaser will be required […]

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Our top 8 legal films and tv series

Our Top 8 Legal Films and TV Series

Here’s a little secret about our staff – we’re movie and TV series buffs! We’ve had a bit of fun compiling some of our all-time favourite legal films and TV series. 8. The Lincoln Lawyer What is it about? The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 American legal-thriller starring Matthew McConaughey as lawyer, Mickey Haller. Mickey Haller works out of his […]

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Grant of probate

Grant of Probate

In Estate matters, we often get asked why a grant of probate may be required. When a person passes away, their estate must be administered. The deceased may have had minimal assets, such as a car and a small amount in a bank account.  In this case, the estate can be straightforward requiring only a death certificate to sell and […]

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Electronic contracts

How binding are electronic contracts?

Electronic contracts are becoming more frequent in both business and personal use. There are a number of ways an electronic contract can be executed: • Clicking a checkbox to acknowledge agreement. • Typing yes or I agree in a form online. • Signing a document with a stylus or your finger. • Using a facility such as DocuSign to electronically sign a document. These […]

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