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December 13, 2017

40under40 Nomination

Paul D'Angelo, Legal Practitioner Director, has been nominated for the People's Choice in the 40under40 awards. At just 26, Paul D’Angelo became the founder and sole Director of D’Angelo Legal. For over 10 years, Paul has serviced WA Small and Medium Enterprise and individuals on Commercial, Notary Public, Personal Injury, Litigation and Settlement matters. A father of three, Paul is passionate …

The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. In Western Australia, the Dividing Fences Act 1961 governs disputes arising between neighbours over a dividing fence. If you are intending to erect or repair a dividing fence, you should first approach your neighbour to discuss and come to an agreement. It is important to give …

December 19, 2014

Challenging a Will

Challenging a Will If you are involved in a Will Dispute, you should seek legal advice. The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. A Will is a legal document that represents a person's wishes on the distribution of their estate once they pass away.  However, there are a variety of options available to challenge a Will. …

December 5, 2014

Are you a Shadow Director?

If you are involved in a commercial dispute, you should seek legal advice. The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. What is a Shadow Director? Whilst you may not have been formally appointed as a company director or listed on the ASIC website, you may be a shadow director if you: Act in the role of a director; or Th…

November 14, 2014

The Curse of Homemade Wills

The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Late last year, the Supreme Court made the following comments in the case of Gray v Gray [2013] WASC 387: "Home made wills are a curse. Occasionally where the assets of a testator are limited and where the beneficiaries are not in dispute no difficulties may arise in the admini…

Self-Managed Super Funds – Who Runs it if you Lose Capacity? The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. D'Angelo Legal does not offer financial advice. The popularity of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) has been increasing of late. The ability to completely control one's assets appeals to many. However, this control rai…

The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. A Will is a Legal document that represents a person's wishes on the distribution of their estate once they pass away. Standard Wills cover your tangible assets and property – but what about your online property? Social Media Accounts What will occur to your social media accoun…

If you are involved in a contract dispute, you should seek legal advice. The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Exclusion clauses are terms in a contract that prevent a party being held liable for certain occurrences. For example, when you purchase a parking ticket for a car park it is likely there will be terms and …

The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. In some cases brought against government bodies, the statutory defence of ‘good faith’ is relied upon. But what does it mean to act in good faith?  The term ‘good faith’ is abstract and has not been completely established within Australian law. The application of good faith var…

May 9, 2014

Meet Jackson Brown

Meet Jackson Brown, Law Clerk at D’Angelo Legal When did you start working at D’Angelo Legal and what is your position within the firm? I started working at D’Angelo Legal in March of 2014 as a Law Clerk, after four weeks of work experience at the firm. What degrees are you currently studying and where? I am currently studying a double degree in Law and Economics at Murdoch University. I finis…