Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky (BBV) is one of Western Australia’s most respected law firms, delivering legal advice and solutions across a full range of practice areas.
BBV is the first significant law firm in Perth to offer legal services on a Fixed Fee Pricing basis – we no longer bill by the hour. This revolutionary approach focuses on delivering greater certainty and peace of mind to our clients. It is also consistent with our intent to become a firm of the future. In adopting Fixed Fee Pricing, BBV is helping shape the future of the legal profession into one that is more client focused and outcome driven.
Recognised by the Law Society of Western Australia as an Approved Quality Practice, BBV is also the proud winner of the prestigious Law Australasia Pursuit of Excellence Award.
By Adam Spashett, Senior Associate at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers
12 February 2016
Separation and divorce can and do occur at any time. No matter what your circumstances are, whether you and your partner have mutually agreed, or if you have seen it coming for a long while, or it was completely ‘out of the blue’, separation will be one of the most difficult times of your life.
What makes separation even more difficult is when you and your partner have joint assets and/or children.
When you have decided to separate or divorce, getting confidential legal advice from an experienced family lawyer, and from a wills and estate planning lawyer, is unlikely to be at the forefront of your mind. However, engaging a family lawyer on a confidential basis will ensure that you are provided with specific legal advice tailored to your situation.
Posted on: Feb 12, 2016
2 February 2016
The starting point for all Landlords should be ensuring that they have an appropriate and well drafted lease for their commercial premise. It is a crucial step for Landlords as a poor lease or a bad leasing decision can be a costly mistake. The lease is central to the goodwill, value and future sale of a business. A well drafted lease can avoid or assist the Landlord in resolving disputes that they may have in the future with tenants.
In Western Australia, the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 regulates many retail shop leases. Landlords should understand their rights and obligations in relation to the lease and what procedures to follow in the event of any disputes.
Posted on: Feb 2, 2016
By Laura Di Cristofaro, Solicitor at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers
20 January 2016
We are constantly reminded of the importance of having a Will. The reality is, no adult is too young to make a Will and we must all confront our reluctance to plan for our succession. Whilst the majority of us want to ensure that we provide security to our loved ones and our own legacy, many of us put executing a Will in our bucket list and never get around to actually doing anything about it.
So, what happens if you never execute a Will? Well, there are risks...
The most obvious risk is the complete loss of control of the distribution of your estate. If you die intestate, your estate is distributed in accordance with State Government Legislation. This means that your wishes or intentions have no relevance – the laws of intestacy dictate who gets your estate. Not only do you not have a say in who receives your estate, but you also lose control of imposing terms and conditions, such as age restrictions for beneficiaries to control their inheritance, implementing testamentary or special disability trusts or considering a fair and reasonable distribution between beneficiaries.
Posted on: Jan 20, 2016
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