Author Archives for Peter Mericka
April 28, 2007 1:19 pm
by Tim ODwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate firstname.lastname@example.org (An open letter to movie actors Paul and Linda Hogan) Dear Mr & Mrs Hogan, You don’t know me, although I’ve been a big fan of Paul’s since his television comedy days and I’ve long liked Linda’s movie work. Anyhow, I wanted to bring to your attention some interesting legal issues relating to the sale a few years back of your multi-million dollar...
April 28, 2007 1:17 pm
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate email@example.com My friend and colleague Judy Teitzel died shortly before Christmas last year. She was only 45 years of age. Few lawyers would be as outraged on behalf of disadvantaged clients, as solicitor Judy once was, to accuse a government of “gutter tactics”. Even fewer would, as Judy once did, describe a Fair Trading Minister as the minister for “unfair trading”. No wonder, when...
April 28, 2007 1:13 pm
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate firstname.lastname@example.org A while ago Australian Property Investor magazine reported on the fraudulent and illegal practices of “jacked” real estate contracts and secret “rebates” on sale prices. The ABC’s Four Corners programme has also exposed the same scams. At the very time the API edition was on newsagents’ shelves real estate agent, David Kelly, from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast appeared in the Maroochydore Magistrates court charged...
April 28, 2007 1:09 pm
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B Real Estate Lawyer and Qualified Practising Conveyancer Victoria Lawyers Real Estate When Skilled Conveyancing copied material from my website and presented it on its own website, it raised in my mind questions regarding honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, business ethics, and simple common-sense. I was stunned. A Google search had taken me to the website of Skilled Conveyancing, a conveyancing business operated by Dawn Lockhart in the Melbourne suburb of Wantirna....
April 28, 2007 1:01 pm
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate email@example.com Solicitor Bruce Simpson is a mate of mine. His little one-man legal office is in Cooroy, just inland from Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He does a fair bit of conveyancing and, as a result, does a fair bit of whinging at home to his wife Kathryn. Like the ever-supportive spouses of so many Queensland conveyancing solicitors, Kathryn has to hear over and over...
April 23, 2007 12:00 am
A conman’s five-step fleecing formula.
April 18, 2007 12:00 am
Pushing investors into big black holes.
April 16, 2007 12:00 am
Don’t lose your mind and your money.
April 2, 2007 12:00 am
Ryder’s review of today’s market.
December 15, 2006 12:00 am
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