How much should a will cost?

ABC Local Radio Brisbane (612 ABC Brisbane) has recently “broken down” a will-bill on their evenings program. The interview details the many costs and overheads that law practices incur in providing legal services. As with all professional services, lawyers must consider the costs of their overheads when charging their professional fees to their clients. The[…]

New privacy laws could affect your website’s privacy policy

New changes to the Privacy Act 1988┬áhave now come in to force and will affect government agencies, businesses with an annual turnover of more than $3 million, or business and entities in certain industries. The changes introduce a new set of harmonised privacy principles that all privacy policies of individual business and other relevant entities[…]

Major changes to residential conveyancing are almost here

On 6 May 2014 the Queensland Parliament passed the long anticipated Property Occupations Act 2014. The Act will repeal the current law regulating residential conveyancing, off-the-plan sales and real estate agents in Queensland under the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000. The new law will not take effect until it is “proclaimed”–sometime in the[…]

A new website for Craig Ray & Associates

After many years in the webspace wilderness, Craig Ray & Associates is pleased to launch our new website. We hope that our new website will help us better engage with our clients and the community, and provide helpful guides to common legal issues and questions. Keep an eye out for our blog updates.