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Brightstone Legal welcomes two new solicitors!

08.10.19

Brightstone Legal welcomes two new solicitors!

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Brightstone has moved!

21.11.18

Brightstone Legal’s new and improved website is live!

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New Website Live!

16.11.18

Brightstone Legal’s new and improved website is live!

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Application to ASIC to extend the Annual General Meeting deadline

15.11.18

Subsequently, extensive submission needed to be made on behalf of the company to obtain the grant. Brightstone Legal also corresponded closely with ASX to expedite its review process, which ultimately led to the successful application.

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The importance of legal advice – how we defended a $2-million claim on legal technicality

21.11.18

The primary basis of our victory was on the second ground – the document that was signed by our client was neither ‘signed, sealed [nor] delivered’ by our client, nor was it witnessed – and we won a AU$2 million claim on a technicality that could have easily been avoided had Mr. A sought legal advice earlier.

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Get insurance pay out even if it is not covered by the insurance policy

22.11.18

It is possible to be compensated by your insurer even if the insurance policy does not strictly cover the relevant incident. In a recent case, we had successfully convinced an insurance company to give a half-a-million-dollar pay-out as a result of an accidental fire that had burnt down an entire residential house despite the fire having been expressly excluded by the insurance policy.

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How to be successful in migration appeals

21.11.18

Appealing a migration decision is a stressful process, as any adverse result would cost (potentially forever) your future opportunities to return to Australia. A reliable and competent legal team is essential for your successful appeal. Below are some basic things to take note if you would like to be successful with your migration appeal.

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Things to note for partner visas

21.11.18

Partner visa applications are relatively straight forward with minimal risk of failure. That being said, we are still surprised and perplexed by the number of clients contacting us on a daily basis telling us that their partner visa had failed due to external reasons such as insufficient preparations by their previous migration lawyers. Below are some key points to note for a successful partner visa application.

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What do I do after my visa is cancelled or refused?

21.11.18

Having your visa cancelled or refused is a stressful ordeal. However, it is important, at this point, to strategise (or get a lawyer to strategise for you) your next steps to avoid potential incarceration at immigration detention centre and facing potential deportation. So, what should you do after your visa is cancelled or refused?

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How to choose a migration lawyer

21.11.18

When you are dealing with your migration problems, it is paramount to choose a capable and reliable migration lawyer who is able to tailor a solution to your problem(s). Below are some things you should take note of when choosing a migration lawyer.

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Overview of the Australian Migration System

30.08.18

Australia is a world-renowned immigrant country with a well-developed and diverse immigration system. In this article, we aim to provide a brief overview of the structure and operation of the Australian migration system so you gain a better understanding of this very special area of law。

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How to successfully apply for bail

28.12.18

Not all alleged offences and crimes necessitates lawyers’ interventions in bail applications. This is because the defendants in most summary are granted bail at the first instance by the police officer after their arrests. If you or your friend/family member is in custody and requires our assistance, it almost always mean that s/he had been charged with something extremely serious. In such circumstances, you should equip yourself with an experience and reliable legal team to assist your loved one to go through this difficult phase of his/her life.

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Overview of assault type charges

28.12.18

in Australia, assault type charges are the most frequent criminal charges to be prosecuted in court alongside traffic offences. What differs assault type charges from traffic offences are that assault type charges all need to be dealt with in court and conviction of assault type charges have significant implications – in fact, domestic violence related assault charges may even lead to the cancellation of visas.

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AVO charges

28.12.18

AVO is a type of court order to prohibit a person from engaging in conduct(s) that may pose danger(s) and incite fear in another person. AVO could be applied for by a police officer on behalf of the victim or by the victim him-/herself in his/her personal capacity.

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Obtaining permanent partner visa on the basis of family violence

30.12.18

Australian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their partners and spouses to migrate to Australia through the 820/801 and 309/100 partner visa programmes. Unfortunately, couples do break up and/or may even divorce post-marriage. In such circumstances and under the provisions of the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth), such visa applications would fail due the breakdown of the said relationships.

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Divorce process and procedures

31.12.18

The process and procedures of divorce are governed by the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

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Property settlement

30.12.18

Property settlement, along with divorce and parenting arrangements, should be dealt with expediently following the irretrievable breakdown of relationships. The rules of property settlement are governed by the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

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Parenting arrangements

30.12.18

In Australia and following the irretrievable breakdown of a relationship, parenting arrangements should be attended to as soon as possible alongside divorce and property settlement. Similar to divorce proceedings, the rules surrounding parenting arrangements are also governed by the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). They operate on the simple principle of adhering to the best interests of the child.

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Children and property settlement

30.12.18

In Australia, the presence of children would, in all circumstances, affect how property settlement is conducted by the Australian family law regime. In summary, the law would try to give more to the party who is the primary care-giver of the child(ren) to offset the financial burden brought about by the primary care of the child(ren).

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