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Richard Wood Solicitors – Who Needs To Know?

Posted on September 19, 2007 by | 0 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerConveyancerConsumer Advocatepeter@lawyersconveyancing.com.au   I have discussed the way in which payments to estate agents can become illegal secret commissions if they are not disclosed, and how the disclosure of payments tends to work against the purpose of the payments.  In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I assume that any payments or gifts made by Richard Wood Solicitors to Barry Plant Real Estate’s estate agents, or any other...

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Richard Wood Solicitors Letter – What If The Right Way Doesn’t Pay!

Posted on September 3, 2007 by | 0 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerConveyancerConsumer Advocatepeter@lawyersconveyancing.com.au   In the absence of evidence to the contrary, we must assume that Richard Wood Solicitors and Barry Plant Real Estate have done everything the law requires of them in relation to gifts offered to estate agents in return for client referrals. But does it make sense for a lawyer or conveyancer to offer gifts to estate agents if legal compliance makes the whole exercise a waste...

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Richard Wood Solicitors Letter – A Lawyer Responds

Posted on August 29, 2007 by | 0 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate Lawyer Qualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   This is a comment submitted in response to the previous posting on this site.  While I cannot help but be annoyed about the apparent weakness (personal and professional) of the lawyer who expresses it, it does seem to sum up the situation: “While I am proud to confirm that I am a legal practitioner, I cannot identify myself...

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Richard Wood Solicitors Letter – An Estate Agent Attacks

Posted on August 26, 2007 by | 0 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate Lawyer Qualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd On 3 August, 2007 I published a posting titled “Richard Wood Solicitors – Gifts To Agents For Client Referrals“. On 13 August, 2007 a person identified only as “David” posted the first of a number of comments attacking me personally on the basis of my ethics. The attack would have been unremarkable, except for the fact that the estate...

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Richard Wood Solicitors Letter – Gifts To Agents For Client Referrals

Posted on August 3, 2007 by | 0 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate Lawyer Qualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   Richard Wood Solicitors is Melbourne Law firm.  In 1998 a letter was sent to a local estate agent by this law firm, offering free gifts in return for conveyancing “referrals”.  I received a copy of the letter because the estate agent to whom it was addressed saw an opportunity to make money from local lawyers and conveyancers by...

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