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  1. Mediation vs. Arbitration: Which is Right for a Business Dispute? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Mediation vs. Arbitration: Which is Right for a Business Dispute?

    23 | Feb 2024

    Mediation and arbitration are two key methods of resolving business disputes without resorting to the courtroom. Both options offer a faster, more cost-effective path to resolving disagreements, but they operate under different principles and can yield very different outcomes. Understanding the nuances of each can help you select the most appropriate approach for your situation.  […]


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  2. Why Estate Planning Is Crucial After a Divorce or Separation: Protecting Your Assets and Loved Ones : City Pacific Lawyers

    Why Estate Planning Is Crucial After a Divorce or Separation: Protecting Your Assets and Loved Ones

    21 | Feb 2024

    Going through a divorce or separation can be emotionally taxing and overwhelming. Amidst the myriad changes and adjustments, one crucial aspect often overlooked is estate planning. Yet, it’s precisely during these times of transition that having a solid estate plan becomes even more critical. In Australia, where laws regarding estate planning can be complex, ensuring […]


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  3. Understanding The Role Of a Property Lawyer : City Pacific Lawyers

    Understanding The Role Of a Property Lawyer

    19 | Jan 2024

    Are you looking to buy real estate or commercial property for your business? Real estate transactions can be complex and challenging, so having a knowledgeable advocate is crucial. A property lawyer is pivotal in ensuring your interests are protected and transactions proceed smoothly.  Below are the critical responsibilities of a property lawyer and why their […]


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  4. Case Study: How a Power of Attorney Can Save You : City Pacific Lawyers

    Case Study: How a Power of Attorney Can Save You

    15 | Jan 2024

    Who will make medical or financial decisions for you if you are incapacitated? Losing capacity is not a topic many of us like to envisage. However, with proper planning you can ease the burden on family members and loved ones by being prepared. The importance of having a designated alternative decision maker is illustrated by […]


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  5. Deal Breaker or Deal Maker? The Importance of Due Diligence in Business Acquisitions : City Pacific Lawyers

    Deal Breaker or Deal Maker? The Importance of Due Diligence in Business Acquisitions

    8 | Dec 2023

    Undertaking due diligence is a fundamental step when purchasing a business. This meticulous process involves scrutinising the material facets of the business to grasp what is being bought fully and the associated risks. In essence, due diligence is your investigative tool to ensure that your business acquisition is sound, transparent, and, importantly, legally compliant. Understanding […]


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  6. How To Avoid Disputes With Your Business Partner? – The Importance Of Shareholder Agreements : City Pacific Lawyers

    How To Avoid Disputes With Your Business Partner? – The Importance Of Shareholder Agreements

    5 | Dec 2023

    By Anna Thompson, Legal Assistant Starting and running a successful business requires much planning and consideration. Often, multiple stakeholders are involved, each with their own interests and expectations. To ensure your business is protected and is run as smoothly as possible, it is imperative to have a well-drafted shareholders agreement.  What is a Shareholders Agreement? […]


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  7. Legal Considerations When Buying Commercial Property in Melbourne, Victoria : City Pacific Lawyers

    Legal Considerations When Buying Commercial Property in Melbourne, Victoria

    30 | Nov 2023

    If you’re a business owner or a property investor in Victoria looking to invest in commercial property, there are several key legal considerations you need to be aware of first. Navigating the legal landscape can be complex, but understanding these elements is crucial to ensure a smooth transaction and to protect your investment. Here’s a […]


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  8. Why Estate Planning Should Be On Your Christmas Wishlist : City Pacific Lawyers

    Why Estate Planning Should Be On Your Christmas Wishlist

    10 | Nov 2023

    By Anna Thompson, Legal Assistant With the festive season quick approaching and celebration and holiday preparations being made, it is time to start thinking about presents for your loved ones. This year, think about giving a gift that benefits both you and your loved one: the gift of an estate plan. The Perfect Holiday Gift […]


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  9. Why Every Parent Needs A Will : City Pacific Lawyers

    Why Every Parent Needs A Will

    22 | Sep 2023

    By Elizabeth Michael, Principal Lawyer and Notary Public As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to protect your children and ensure their wellbeing. One crucial step towards achieving this goal is to have a will in place that appoints guardians for your minor children. A will is a legal document that […]


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  10. Why Drafting Your Own Will Is A Bad Idea : City Pacific Lawyers

    Why Drafting Your Own Will Is A Bad Idea

    4 | Sep 2023

    By Jordyn Nichols, Lawyer What is an Informal Will? An informal will is a document that sets out a person’s testamentary intentions but does not satisfy the legal requirements of execution under Section 7 of the Wills Act 1997 (Vic). There are a number of reasons why someone may choose to write their own will, […]


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