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Land slides and homes sinking, why experts are important for your purchase

Land slides and homes sinking, why experts are important for your purchase

On talking law, this episode is all about the recent articles in Sydney and the Gold Coast about land slippages and sinking homes, and how we can help buyers educate themselves about property before they buy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55V5c4nQIxQ&t=423s

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 73
DIRECTOR ID'S - A NEW ERA OF DIRECTOR IDENTIFICATION AWAITS

DIRECTOR ID'S - A NEW ERA OF DIRECTOR IDENTIFICATION AWAITS

On Talking Law, we discuss the new laws that are to commence where directors will now need to obtain a unqiue DIN - Directors Identification Number - to stamp out illegal phoenixing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpYFjHZ8uF4

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 54
 Body Corporate Records Search – Why it's so important

Body Corporate Records Search – Why it's so important

On Talking Law - we discuss why it is so important for buyers to order a body corporate records search on a unit or townhouse, any property that is within a body corporate, to reveal information that the vendor is not obligated to provide, or perhaps information the vendor is ...

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 65
Sunset Clauses– Helping vendors achieve their goals

Sunset Clauses– Helping vendors achieve their goals

On Talking Law - we discuss how sunset clauses can assist vendors achieve their goals by giving them flexibility in a buoyant market when selling their property. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5agjXIQ183s&t=512s

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 26
Where contracts can go wrong

Where contracts can go wrong

Talking Law - in this segment we discuss how contracts can go very wrong. Buying and selling property is meant to be easy but it just isn't. The intricacies of contract and property law, will dictate unfortunately a different outcome sometimes. You need to always seek advice ...

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 25
Cancel Culture - a message to all

Cancel Culture - a message to all

On Talking Law - we discuss the recent controversial phenomenon of 'Cancel Culture' and why you should not simply conform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWkpvD-7Bgc

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 28
A win for privacy, ACCC wins legal battle against google, for your privacy

A win for privacy, ACCC wins legal battle against google, for your privacy

The big giant Google was defeated by our very own ACCC. If privacy is important to you please take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0qJ_PwyTKA&t=315s

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 24
How Developers will benefit from changes to the home builder grant.

How Developers will benefit from changes to the home builder grant.

How Developers will benefit from changes to the home builder grant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEePR5SIAKs&t=96s

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 25
New laws for casual employees

New laws for casual employees

On Talking Law, we make mention of the new laws that will commence this year with casual employees and how to identify them pursuant to a contract of sale that will be required. Take a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwVN1DlzA6Q

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 20
The Home Builder Grant and what you don't know

The Home Builder Grant and what you don't know

On Talking Law, we discuss the ins and outs of the home builder grantand what you need to know for eligibility and other issues. Take a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo6oq4_zJJY&t=514s

Posted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 27
Talking Law with Despina - The Evolution of Property and PEXA!

Talking Law with Despina - The Evolution of Property and PEXA!

How PEXA has transformed property settlements and transactions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX8TaSvyQEI

Posted By Despina Priala
3rd March 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 104
The Right to Remain Silent in criminal cases - trial by social media!!!

The Right to Remain Silent in criminal cases - trial by social media!!!

This week on Talking Law, the right to remain silent in criminal cases, does it work? Perhaps quite timely given recent events within Parliament, that we talk more about this very real hot topic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW6Fv_7__30

Posted By Despina Priala
3rd March 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 138
Australia's first Emoji Case!

Australia's first Emoji Case!

This week we talk about a real case in the NSW District Court on how an Emoji has now found to possibly have the capacity to be defamatory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvA0Xh7yoUQ

Posted By Despina Priala
25th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 134
The Family Court gets a makeover!

The Family Court gets a makeover!

This week on Talking law we discuss the proposed changes to the Family Court by our Attorney General. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPh0y8r0MpE

Posted By Despina Priala
25th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 49
Ticker News Interview - what it's like being a lawyer!

Ticker News Interview - what it's like being a lawyer!

Recently I was invited to be on Ticker News to talk about the profession and what it means to be a lawyer. Here is my honest take on the whole thing. I hope you all enjoy it especially for those who are thinking of law as a career pathway. https://youtu.be/sfa7pEedQRA

Posted By Despina Priala
25th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 58
Talking Law with Despina - CIC Corruption Investigation

Talking Law with Despina - CIC Corruption Investigation

The Commonwealth Integrity Commission - a new era of corruption investigation perhaps. What is it and what is it designed to do for Australians. Take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9il38nwvhK8

Posted By Despina Priala
17th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 49
Talking Law with Despina - The Spot

Talking Law with Despina - The Spot

A new way for pet lovers to enjoy strata living, a first in Qld. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfE09dCBpD0

Posted By Despina Priala
17th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 57
Talking Law with Despina - licensees' responsibility v patrons' responsibility

Talking Law with Despina - licensees' responsibility v patrons' responsibility

In this episode we talk about a recent case that has resurfaced and how contributory negligence may play out in the real world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfdOQxg1vr0

Posted By Despina Priala
16th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 45
Talking Law with Despina - The Bunnings Debacle

Talking Law with Despina - The Bunnings Debacle

In this episode we talk about an unfortunate incident that occured at Bunnings recently which will now no doubt force Bunnings to review their policies as a result of individual conduct inside the store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMRxCCBtwz8

Posted By Despina Priala
16th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 43
Talking Law with Despina - Bankruptcy and the potential loss of inheritance

Talking Law with Despina - Bankruptcy and the potential loss of inheritance

Take a listen to the ins and outs of what happens during your bankruptcy period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mMcppp5_hY

Posted By Despina Priala
4th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 60
Talking Law with Despina - Australia the Nanny State

Talking Law with Despina - Australia the Nanny State

Are we over regulated as a nation? Take a listen, an interesting discussion and debate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hbdn_3hdDs&t=11s

Posted By Despina Priala
4th February 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 66
Talking Law with Despina - COVID-19 in the Workplace - Part 2

Talking Law with Despina - COVID-19 in the Workplace - Part 2

This segment continues with practical examples of how COVID-19 may impact on the workplace. Take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKl5WBSR3s

Posted By Despina Priala
28th January 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 73
Talking Law with Despina - COVID-19 in the Workplace - Part 1

Talking Law with Despina - COVID-19 in the Workplace - Part 1

This week's segment is all about how COVID-19 can affect the workplace for employers and employees - for example the COVID-19 vaccine and potential bullying situations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihh65d2lkgk

Posted By Despina Priala
28th January 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 62
Talking Law with Despina - big win for small business and the Jobkeeper

Talking Law with Despina - big win for small business and the Jobkeeper

A hot off the press decision handed down on 21 December 2020 for small business owners relating to jobkeeper eligibility, a win against the Commissioner of Taxation. Have a listen as this could apply to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcqi7R1A-CY&t=365s

Posted By Despina Priala
21st January 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 73
Talking Law with Despina - New Online Safety Laws to Commence

Talking Law with Despina - New Online Safety Laws to Commence

This week's segment of Talking Law with Despina - Part 1 - all about the Online Safety Bill and how this will impact real Australians in using products and services online safely. ...

Posted By Despina Priala
21st January 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 83
Talking Law with Despina - My Christmas list of Don'ts

Talking Law with Despina - My Christmas list of Don'ts

In this very last segment for 2020 My Christmas List of Dont’s. Talkin law with Despina will resume in January 2021! Have a safe and happy holiday everyone ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu8K5OpT2qk

Posted By Despina Priala
20th December 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 132
Talking law with Despina - My Christmas List of Do's and Don'ts

Talking law with Despina - My Christmas List of Do's and Don'ts

In this last segment for 2020, the Christmas edition, I give you my top 11 list of Christmas Do’s and Dont’s with a legal twist. Here is the first 11 Do’s. Next ...

Posted By Despina Priala
20th December 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 114
Step away from Social Media - how using social media can impact on your compensation claims

Step away from Social Media - how using social media can impact on your compensation claims

In this segment, we talk about how using social media can have a negative impact on any litigation you may embark on or other types of claims, including compensation and other ...

Posted By Despina Priala
12th December 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 97
Most common mistakes when signing a contract

Most common mistakes when signing a contract

In this week's segment we talk about the more common mistakes made when embarking on signing a contract of sale for property. Here are some tips for everyone, the novice and the experienced. Have a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRzMbay4lnM

Posted By Despina Priala
12th December 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 79
Talking Law with Despina - a test case against an insurance company - fighting the good fight

Talking Law with Despina - a test case against an insurance company - fighting the good fight

In this week's segment we talk about a recent test case in the NSW Court of Appeal and how an insured won against an insurance company that rejected a business interruption insurance ...

Posted By Despina Priala
2nd December 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 89
Talking law with Despina - all about the recent changes to the Home Builder Grant - understand the fine print

Talking law with Despina - all about the recent changes to the Home Builder Grant - understand the fine print

In this week's segment, we talk about the fine print in relation to the recent extensions to the Home Builder Grant. Take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnMaYOWIZJY&t=57s

Posted By Despina Priala
2nd December 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 89
Home Builder Grant extended 31 March 2021

HOME BUILDER GRANT EXTENDED TO 31 MARCH 2021

Fantastic news for first home buyers. Despite much speculation, the Home Builder Grant has been extended to 31 March 2021. Please see link below and give us a call to discuss ...

Posted By Despina Priala
29th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 116
Talking Law with Despina - a claim made against a victims deceased estate

Talking Law with Despina - a claim made against a victims deceased estate

In this video we talk about the recently published story of how the step-son of the late Hannah Clark can make a claim against her estate, where the death was caused by the sole ...

Posted By Despina Priala
26th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 82
Talking Law with Despina - NSW changes to stamp duty

Talking Law with Despina - NSW changes to stamp duty

This week we talk about radical NSW law reforms concerning stamp duty, with home owners being able to "opt in" to pay an annual tax instead. Is it the saving grace people think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqZ5yjet6Ko&t=3s

Posted By Despina Priala
26th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 85
WE ARE HIRING!!!

WE ARE HIRING!!! EXCEPTIONAL STAFF TO JOIN OUR FAMILY TEAM HERE!

Priala Legal is a dynamic boutique property law firm where positive client experience is paramount. We treat all of our clients as VIP's and our staff are integral in ensuring this occurs. Our law firm specialises in property development and carries out all property and contract ...

Posted By Despina Priala
19th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 118
Talking Law - First Home Buyers (house and land packages)

First Home Buyers Beware!

On Talking Law with Despina this week, we look at some of the things that first home buyers should be aware of particularly when purchasing house and land packages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcA3O6MTYCs

Posted By Despina Priala
18th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 111
Companies and powers of attorney

Should a Company have a power of attorney?

On Talking Law with Despina this week, we look at why a company should have a power of attorney in place as part of your overall estate plan, particularly where you may be the ...

Posted By Despina Priala
18th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 93
CBA offers lowest fixed interest rate

CBA Business Alliance Partner

Priala Legal is a business alliance partner of the Commonwealth Bank. This means that Priala Legal is able to offer its clients direct access to a specialised home lender to discuss all of your residential home lending needs. The Commonwealth Bank just advised of their lowest ...

Posted By Despina Priala
17th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 108
Talking Law - Enduring powers of attorney

Talking Law with Despina - Enduring Powers of Attorney

Talking Law with Despina - this week we talked about the importance of having an enduring power of attorney and the changes to forms coming into force in Qld as from 30 November 2020. https://youtu.be/Ks_2TE9RYOE

Posted By Despina Priala
11th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 98
Talking Law - Changes to Consumer Law

Talking Law with Despina - Changes to Consumer Laws

Talking Law with Despina - in this segment we talk about the changes to the AUstralian Consumer Law and how the defintion of "consumer" is changing from 1 July 2021 with the monetary threshold of claims shifting from $40,000 to $100,000. https://youtu.be/esqshRH6aSg

Posted By Despina Priala
11th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 99
Sole Practitioner of the Year Finalist for 2020!

Finalist in Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2020 - Sole Practitioner of the Year Award

I am very humble and proud to be nominated as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2020 for Sole Practitioner of the Year Award. The Women in Law Awards is regarded as one of the legal profession’s most prestigious accolades. The awards pinpoint professional ...

Posted By Despina Priala
4th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 208
Talking Law - Neighbourhood Disputes

Talking law with Despina - Neighbourhood Disputes

Have a listen to my radio segment here - all about neighbourhood disputes. There is more to it than meets the eye. https://youtu.be/tyPkH9ByJ8A

Posted By Despina Priala
1st November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 118
Talking Law - Retaining Walls

Talking Law with Despina - Retaining Walls

Here is my radio segment on Retaining Walls - very interesting take a listen. https://youtu.be/0mQBBR7xNCA

Posted By Despina Priala
1st November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 124
Talking Law - Off the Plan Contracts

Talking Law with Despina Priala - Off the Plan Contracts

Here is the link to my youtube video of my onair radio breakfast show segment 28 October 2020. All about off the plan contracts. Take a listen. Any queries please give us a call on 55291 294: https://youtu.be/hLjDkzetT_w

Posted By Despina Priala
1st November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 105

RADIO 97 LAWYER - TALKING LAW WITH DESPINA

JOIN ME EVERY THURSDAY MORNING ON RADIO 97 AT 7.40AM (AEST) ON 104.1FM AND 103.5FM TO LISTEN TO MY LEGAL TALK BACK RADIO SHOW. IF YOU HAVE A LEGAL QUESTION YOU CAN EMAIL [email protected] or PHONE OUR OFFICE ON 5529 1294.

Posted By Despina Priala
7th October 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 245
Live radio interview

LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW - BURIED CASH CASE

Recently, I gave an interview on live breakfast radio concerning this very much publicised case. Have a listen!!! https://youtu.be/GC1fsxambOQ

Posted By Despina Priala
6th September 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 179
Buried cash case - Gold Coast

BURIED CASH CASE!!!

Priala Legal is pleased to inform that after numerous twists and turns we have reached a favourable conclusion for our client, having successfully asserted their rights in this very much publicised case. The finding of almost half a million dollars buried in a property owned ...

Posted By Despina Priala
6th September 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 184
FIRST HOME BUYERS BEWARE!!!

BEWARE FIRST HOME BUYERS!!!

In a recent decision handed down by QCAT a first home buyer has been denied the first home buyer's grant. The full decision of QCAT appears here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/qld/QCAT/2020/231.html The essence of the case comes down to the character of ...

Posted By Despina Priala
10th July 2020
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 269
Off the Plan Contracts

Off the Plan Contracts - what you need to know!

In 2013, I provided a presentation to the Television Education Network concerning off the plan contracts in Qld. The presentation reviewed some recent developments in the area and case law, and visited the perennial traps practitioners need to avoid. It also looked at what financier's ...

Posted By Despina Priala
1st July 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 134
Supreme Court has superior jurisdiction

Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court - settled law

Recently, we appeared in the Supreme Court for an ongoing litigation matter, but specifically we argued a jurisdictional point. The decision was handed down on 26 June 2020. The Supreme Court has now confirmed that what matters it has and does not have jurisdiction to hear. Reinforcing ...

Posted By Despina Priala
30th June 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 179

Homebuilder and Off the Plan

There has been much speculation as to whether the Homebuilder Grant of $25,000 will apply to off the plan purchase contracts where construction has already commenced on site. The information was lacking and it was difficult to provide answers to our clients who have already signed ...

Posted By Despina Priala
19th June 2020
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 222
Bank's unilateral power removed!

Banks do not hold all the power!

In these harsh times, clients are looking for funding from all different avenues, not just from top tier banks, but also from second tier lending institutions and private lenders. In a recent decision in the Federal Court of Australia, [https://download.asic.gov.au/media/5604855/20200528-asic-v-bendigo-and-adelaide-bank-ltd-2020-fca-716-judgment.pdf] ...

Posted By Despina Priala
12th June 2020
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 193
Priala Legal featured in Northshore Living Magazine

PRIALA LEGAL FEATURED IN NORTHSHORE LIVING MAGAZINE BY RAY WHITE

We have been featured again the Northshore Living Magazine for real property. You can view us on pages 23 and 66. https://issuu.com/advpublishing/docs/northshore_issue_6_interactive?fr=sNzc3NDcyNzE0MQ

Posted By Despina Priala
8th June 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 127
Electronic lodgement of plans is here!

ELECTRONIC LODGEMENT OF PLANS

The Qld Titles Office has now facilitated elodgement of basic survey plans. This is very welcoming in the current COVID-19 climate. Recently, we saw the Qld Titles Office allow for the electronic signing and sealing of survey plans by both local council and owners, which has ...

Posted By Despina Priala
8th June 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 160

SECUREXCHANGE - SECURING YOUR INFORMATION WITH US!

Here at Priala Legal we take your privacy and information very seriously. We are well aware of various hacking and cyber attacks that have occured in many businesses, including law firms, over the past 2 years. This is why we have partnered with Securexchange. We are verified ...

Posted By Despina Priala
4th June 2020
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 274
Timing is everything for contracts

Drafting of Contracts and Special Conditions

In a recent Qld Supreme Court case delivered on 27 May 2020, the importance of having contract terms and conditions carefully drafted in contracts of sale to avoid ambiguity was highlighted. A buyer attempted to terminate a contract prematurely after the seller supposedly failed ...

Posted By Despina Priala
1st June 2020
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 244
Despina Priala

Women in Law Awards 2016

Very pleased to announce that Despina Priala of Priala Legal has been selected as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards for 2016 in the Sole Practitioner of the Year Category.

Posted By Despina Priala
8th September 2016
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 1874
Bravehearts 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Bravehearts 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

On Saturday 3rd September 2016 I was fortunate enough to be invited to this event. Bravehearts is such a wonderful and worthy cause for the children of Australia. We were so moved and touched by the people behind Bravehearts that we wanted to contribute in some way. We ended ...

Posted By Despina Priala
3rd September 2016
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 1862
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